Use the size pan specified in the recipe. To check the width
of a pan, measure across the top from inside edge to inside edge.
Cut the baked recipe into bars, squares or other shapes when completely cool
unless the recipe specifies differently. This helps prevent the bars from
Store bar cookies or brownies in a tightly covered
container, or leave them in the pan and cover tightly with aluminum foil.
Applebee's Blonde Brownies and Maple Sauce
1 C. sifted flour
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/8 tsp. baking soda
1/8 tsp. salt
1/2 C. chopped walnuts
1/3 C. butter or margarine
1 C. packed brown sugar
1 egg beaten
1 T. vanilla extract
1/2 C. white chocolate chips
Maple Butter Sauce:
3/4 C. maple syrup
1/2 C. butter
3/4 C. brown sugar
1/2 C. walnuts chopped (optional)
Sauce: Combine syrup and butter, cook over low heat until butter is melted. Stir
in brown sugar until dissolved. Add walnuts, if desired.
Preheat oven to 350 F. Sift flour, add baking powder, baking soda and salt. Sift
again. Add chopped nuts. Mix well and set aside. Melt butter. Add brown sugar
and mix well. Add egg and vanilla extract. Blend well.
Add flour mixture, a little at a time, mixing well. Stir in white chocolate
chips. Spread in a 9-inch square pan.
Bake for 20 to 25 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out
clean or with slightly fudgy-looking crumbs.
Serve with ice cream and Maple Butter Sauce.