Blackberry Blondies

Blackberry Blondies 1

My son, Nick declared these Blackberry Blondie Cookie Bars “the best dessert” I’ve made in a long time!  (I think he ate four last night – and he usually has extreme self control over sweets)  Score!  🙂

Anyway, I have literally been longing to bake something…

I had a big, juicy carton of fresh blackberries in the fridge I bought to eat with my morning cereal, but when I found this recipe for Blackberry Blondies from Nicole Weston at, I knew this is what I wanted to make.  Thanks for sharing Nicole!

Blackberry Blondies 2

Blondies are basically the opposite of brownies in that they are the same idea of a bar-type cookie, but typically vanilla flavored instead of chocolate.  Blondies can be plain or they can be the base for many different additions – like these yummy blackberries.

blackberry blondies 3

And since this recipe uses fresh, vitamin-packed blackberries (not a sugar-laden preserve or fruit filling) – they are a teensy bit healthy – eh? 🙂

I only had a bite of one, so I could know what they taste like, and it was so worth it!  YUM!  (And yes – I did go to the gym today)

These remind me of blackberry cobbler in a cookie.  How divine is that?!?!

Here is the recipe from Nicole at Baking Bites with just a few small tweaks I made.  I was out of vanilla extract (seriously don’t know how that happened!), so I used all almond extract, and you know what?  I don’t think I would change it.

Hope you will try, and hope you enjoy.  Let me know if you do.

Blackberry Blondies

1/2 cup butter, melted and cooled
1 cup sugar
1/4 tsp salt
1 large egg
1 tsp almond extract
1 cup all purpose flour
1 1/2 cups fresh blackberries

Preheat oven to 350F.
Line a square 8×8-inch baking pan with parchment paper and lightly grease.
Whisk together butter and sugar in a large bowl until well combined.
Beat in salt, egg, and almond extract until well combined.
Stir in flour and mix just until fully incorporated.
Gently fold in blackberries.
Transfer dough to prepared pan and spread carefully into an even layer.
Bake for about 35-40 minutes, until bars are set and golden.
Cool completely in the pan before cutting.

Makes 16.

Cheers & Hugs,

15 thoughts on “Blackberry Blondies

  1. OMG! Now I am going to have to try making these. I am wondering, can the blackberries be substituted with the frozen kind? I don’t know that I will be able to find fresh blackberries here. Sorry I’m late reading your blog post. I have been up and down all night and finally was able to sleep in this morning. Hope you are having a wonderful week! ((Hugs!!)) xo


  2. Pingback: Painted Petals | life in between

I love hearing from you - hope you'll drop me a line

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in: Logo

You are commenting using your account. Log Out /  Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )


Connecting to %s