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Bake Away the Winter Blues baking Blonde Brownies from Clabber Girl

I love old fashioned recipes! It brings back wonderful memories cooking with family! is just the site to help you rediscover many fond memories when cooking with family was so extra special and getting to lick the spoon, was the highlight of the day of cooking!

Life was simple then, but still can be. Learn to take a time to share kitchen time with family. The best
thing about cooking together, besides the memories, is the bonds you will form with each other
which can last a life time!

Blonde Brownies


  • 1 c. butter or margarine
  • 2 1/4 c. brown sugar packed
  • 4 lg. eggs
  • 2 1/2 c. sifted flour
  • 2 1/2 tsp. Clabber Girl Baking Powder
  • 1 tsp. salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. walnuts or pecans, chopped
  • Buttercream Frosting
    • 1 1/2 c. unsalted butter softened
    • 3 3/4 c. powdered sugar more if needed
    • 2-4 tbsp. heavy cream or milk
    • 1 tsp. pure vanilla extract
  • lemon zest for garnish


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and grease a 15x10-inch sheet pan. Melt margarine in lg. saucepan. Add brown sugar and blend well. Remove from heat and cool by putting into the refrigerator for 5 minutes. Add eggs and dry ingredients. Add vanilla, chocolate chips and walnuts. Stir until just combined.
Spread in greased 15x10-inch sheet pan.
Bake at 350 degrees F. for 30 to 35 minutes. Insert a toothpick in the center of the brownies and make sure it comes out clean before removing from the oven. Cool completely before frosting and cut into squares, then garnish with nut halves or lemon zest.
To prepare frosting: Beat the butter until smooth and fluffy. Add half of the powdered sugar, 1/2 cup at a time, and beat until incorporated. Add 2 tablespoons of the heavy cream and beat well on medium speed. Add the vanilla extract. If the mixture is too stiff, add more milk until the mixture is firm and creamy.
To make your own frosting, see our classic buttercream frosting recipe.

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