Feliz Chrismahanukwanzukah.

Sorry for the blog break yesterday, but it was the Captain’s Christmas Pageant at PreK, and I was so overcome with cute, I couldn’t put pen to paper (or hand to keyboard, as it were).

In true NYC fashion, it was Chrismahanukwanzukah with Feliz Navidad thrown in. They sang, and they swayed, and they wore Santa hats and it was good. I don’t know if you know this, but I have the cutest kids on the planet. The entire time I was watching the Captain’s program, the Peanut was trying to get to her big brother on stage.  The cuteness was overwhelming.

When the whole thing was over, the Captain ran up to his little sister and kissed her nose. She squealed and he exclaimed “Mommmmaaaa, she was trying to get to me the whooooolllle time!!! She really wanted to play with me!” Yes, my love. Yes she did.


Because I can’t possibly say anything better than that, I give you today’s recipe.

I like my butter like I like my men…no wait, that doesn’t work (greasy and brown? brown, maybe..).

I like browned butter. It’s delicious. I also like Christmas because I get to bake until my hands bleed. Shaddup about the blood on your cutout cookie, It’s extra iron.

These are cinnamon browned butterscotch blondies. That’s a mouthful, but who gives a damn when your mouth is around one? These are sweet, but the bite of the extra cinnamon helps ease it back a bit.  I know you scamps are oft drawn to leave out the salt in a baking recipe, but DON’T DO IT. ADD THE DAMN SALT. These blondies would also be specfriggentacular with chopped pretzels in them, or crumbled potato chips pressed into the top of the batter before baking. They’d also be killer with some chopped smoked almonds or salty pistachios inside.

Cinnamon Browned Butterscotch Blondies

cinnamon browned butterscotch blondies


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Cinnamon Browned Butterscotch Blondies

by Cat Bowen

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: 20 minutes

Keywords: bake dessert bars

Ingredients (2 dozen bars)

  • 1 stick butter
  • 1 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup white sugar
  • 1 tbsp cinnamon
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 3/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips
  • 1 tbsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 tsp salt


Preheat oven to 375F

in a saucepan on medium heat the butter until brown stir in sugars, vanilla, salt, and cinnamon

remove from heat and stir until cooling

stir in baking powder

stir in eggs

sift in flour and fold in until just combined

fold in butterscotch chips and pour in a greased 9″-13″ pan

bake for 20 minutes or until golden brown.

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5 Responses to Feliz Chrismahanukwanzukah.

  1. Molly says:

    You know this already, but your children are so flippin’ adorable! It’s nice they’re so close :)

  2. Jenn Peas says:

    I thought you preferred pink? or yellow even?

    Also, I always add the salt. You’d be proud.

  3. That picture? Too much cuteness. Happy holidays to you my friend!

  4. Kierston says:

    Your kids are the sweetness thing ever!

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