Chocolate Chip Walnut Blondies

Adapted from Shutterbean

Yield - 24 small bars

1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, room temperature

1 cup brown sugar, packed

1/2 cup sugar

2 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 tablespoon vegetable oil

2 cups flour

1 teaspoon salt

1 teaspoon baking soda

1 1/2 cups walnut halves

10 ounce bittersweet chocolate chips, I used Ghiraradelli 60%

  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9x13 pan with parchment paper.  Grease the parchment paper with shortening.
  2. In a larger bowl beat together the butter and sugars until well combined and light & creamy.
  3. Beat in the eggs one at a time and then beat in the vanilla and oil.  Scrape the bowl as needed.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and soda to the bowl and mix until just combined.  Fold in the walnuts and the chocolate chips.
  5. Spread into the baking pan and bake for about 30 minutes or until the bars are set.  Do not overbake!
  6. Let cool completely on a wire rack.  I always cool overnight for easier cutting.