She Was So Blonde... Where it Said 'Sign Here' She Put Sagittarius

Posted by Adam | Posted in , , | Posted on Wednesday, June 24, 2009

I think I've talked a couple of times about my particularity towards bar cookies. I think it's the fact that they require little finesse and fuss. You just pour the batter into the pan, smooth it over, and let the oven elves do their magic. I don't have to break out spoons or scoopers, and I don't have to be precise. It's just cool, slice, and serve. Bar cookies are the busy bodies cookie :)

I've written before about blondies, and sometimes I just get cravings for them. I often still add chocolate in to appease the masses, but I still make sure they are in fact blonde. I like the brown sugary goodness they hold on to, and it always needs to still be at the center of the taste dance floor :)

Summer is full blown, which means two my favorite fruits are coming on in, cherries, and plums. I get pretty pumped when I see cherries on sale, especially because their season is so fleeting. Is it normal to get super excited over food? Of course... it's all about what floats your boat. For instance, last week I did a couple of cool things:
  1. Taught 9 year old kids about the importance of eating balanced food
  2. Deadlifted 315 for reps - a personal record
  3. Saw peaches and cherries on sale
And I was pumped about all of these completely polar opposite things. Kinda weird, but still kinda awesome. So, without further summer heat rambling, here's a recipe I threw together...

Sour Cream Cherry Blondies
Dr. Adam
-1 1/3 cups AP flour

-3/4 cup packed brown sugar

-1 tsp baking powder

-1/2 tsp salt

-1/4 cup unsalted butter, melted

-1/4 cup sour cream (light)

-1 egg
-1/2 tsp almond extract

-1 cup or so pitted cherries

-Add chocolate chips if you'd like

Preheat your oven to 350*. Grease up a 9x9 pan.

In a large bowl, using a standup mixer, or your old fashioned spoon and mixer (arms), cream the wet ingredients together with the brown sugar. So this includes the butter, sour cream, egg, and almond extract. Mix this wet bowl until all of the ingredients are brown and smooth.

In a small bowl, add the flour, salt, and baking powder. Whisk this together, and add slowly to the wet bowl. Stir until it is well mixed and all incorporated in. I try not to over mix, and just work it enough so it comes together, because now we have to fold.
Gently fold in the cherries, and chocolate chips if you are using them. Cherries and chocolate do work well together, so why not? Pour into the prepared pan, and bake for 30-40 minutes. Sorry I'm not too exact on the time, this oven I'm using is convection and completely different. Just go by the toothpick is clean test.

These make some pretty thick, but nice and may I say it, refreshing blondies. I think a good test is to see if you smile or laugh while eating something, because then you know it's good. My blondie brain is wired to kinda say "yup this is a winner" when I eat one. Perhaps I'm just a simple guy after all.

Awesome job on all of the blogs I'm slowly catching up on. Everyone has taken the recipes up a couple of serious notches. Quite the creative minds here, good buddies :) Have a fantastic week, and I'll catch y'all later. (Whoops down south is starting to affect me)

And for some randomness...

Apparently you aren't supposed to golf this way

Comments (31)

whooooa i actually just commented in your strawberry shotcake cookies, closed the window and remembered about linking your blog in mine.. so im back..
and found a fresh new post *happy without reason* :D

OOOOH blondies - you know how much I love 'em. Great variety with the sour cherries!!

Haha love the golfing pose :-D

Great blondie variation. Cherry desserts rock.

Impressive deadlift. I topped out at 100 pounds before my shoulder issues got the best of me. Now I can only dream of deadlifting that much!

I hear you on the bar cookie thing. I can never make my drop cookies even!

Blondies have been in my list of recipes to do for quite some time now. Yours sound delicious.

What fabulous blondies! I love the cherries!

I haven't had cherries this season yet because they're sooo expensive and don't look so great. I love your laid back style.. I wish I could be more like that without stressing over everything. Interesting golf pose...

I too am a fan of bar treats. I love how easy and tasty they are. I personally am a fan of the corner, edge pieces! I do like chocolate but sometimes I am up for plain old blondie goodness too. I love your creation here. Nice one Dr. Adam!

Way to go on the deadlifts, AND the fabulous-sounding blondies. I too sometimes love blondies over brownies--that golden sugar is sometimes better than just chocolate all the time.

My first time on your blog--I'm looking forward to exploring around!

looks like your blondie has dimples ;) I tried sour cherries last year and fell in love--I was kicking myself in the pants that I didn't get more than 1 little basket. Can't wait to see them again!!

(i'd love to see your plum pierogi recipe!!! and the pluot-aprium is based on the ratio of the two fruits. at least that's what the lady at the farmers market told me!)

I love the three awesome things you did this week - all three of them are WAY COOL!! I'm very excited about all 3 too, just hearing about them!

Oh my goodness, cherry blondies?? The best idea!! You are a baking genius! (well, we already knew that, this just seals the deal... ;-)

I love your golfing photo! :-) And I'm very proud of you for saying y'all... :-)

Nop I don't think you suposed to golf that way, but hey who cares? As long as you bring one of those blondies, everything will be fine! I also get pretty excited when I see cherries for the first time, like really excited. You're so not alone!

Who says sports have to be played one way or another?? You should see the way I bowl!!

PS: I'm not much of a drinker, so if you can elaborate on the ingredients of a mai tai I'd be happy to divulge my opinion of a mai tai cake! :D

You silly , silly boy. While bar cookies certainly are a lot easier on the baker, there's just something about scooping up some cookie dough with a mini ice cream scoop that just appeals to me. But I must say those "blondies" do look good.

Is that a picture of "squat" golf? You look like a pro! :)

I was happy to see this recipe, but I really thought we were going to get some good gossip on your social life! How's it going with those Southern blondes anyway?

Love that golf pic.

Cherries is one of my fav fruit, really expensive but I still indulge once in a while.

Beautiful dessert!

love love this blondie!! they look awesome Doc!! and your golf pose, what can I say ...LOL it made me laugh!! kidding aside you look a pro :-)

LOL @ the randomness.

When you said "bar cookies" I read it as being cookies you get when you're out drinking at a bar...which sounds GENIUS. Then I realised it's just an Americanism. Here in NZ we'd call it a 'slice' instead of a bar cookie. But I entirely agree, sometimes all that rolling or cutting batches of dough into cookies can be a pain, especially as they only bake for 15 mins or so and you can't get anything done in that time!

Um, that's quite the golf stance. Good thing you have mad baking skillz. That's right, skillz with a Z baby!

i get excited about morels the way you get excited about cherries. talk about a fleeting season! however, i don't think mushroom bar cookies sound good, so i'll stick with fruits for that. :)

Fantastic recipe! I would have to eat this for breakfast with a big cup of coffee. Also a double batch would be necessary.

That dessert makes me hungry. Thanks for sharing.

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