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White Wine Blondies

Today is National Blondies Brownie Day, so I thought I’d share this simple blondies recipe with you! It’s simplicity makes it easy to experiment with, as well.

White Wine Blondies

white wine blondies
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White Wine Blondies

Blondies with a white wine twist.
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword baking, brownies, cookies
Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Servings 16

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 1 large egg, room temperature
  • 1/4 cup sweet white wine, such as Gewürztraminer
  • 1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips
  • 1/2 cup pecan halves, optional

Glaze (Optional)

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 Tablespoons sweet white wine, such as Gewürztraminer

Instructions

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Line an 8-inch square baking pan with parchment, letting ends extend up sides.
  • In a large bowl, beat butter and brown sugar until crumbly, about 2 minutes.
    1/2 cup unsalted butter,, 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
  • Beat in egg and wine. Note: The batter may appear curdled.
    1 large egg,, 1/4 cup sweet white wine,
  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt.
    1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour, 1 teaspoon baking powder, 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • Gradually add the flour mixture to the butter mixture, stirring to mix.
  • Fold in the baking chips and, if desired, pecans.
    1/2 cup white chocolate baking chips, 1/2 cup pecan halves,
  • Spread the batter into the prepared pan.
  • Bake until the edges are brown and the center is set (be sure not to over bake!), about 25-30 minutes.
  • Cool completely in the pan on a wire rack.
  • While the blondes are cooling, combine the glaze ingredients.
    1 cup powdered sugar, 2 Tablespoons sweet white wine,
  • After the blondies are completely cooled (wait for it!), drizzle the glaze over the blondies.
  • To remove the blondies from the pan, lifting with the parchment. Then cut into bars. Store in an airtight container.

Nutrition Information for White Wine Blondies

With Glaze

  • Calories/ Serving = 224
  • Carbs/Serving = 29 g
  • Protein/Serving = 2 g
  • Fat/Serving 11 g

Without the Glaze

  • Calories/ Serving = 193
  • Carbs/Serving = 21 g
  • Protein/Serving = 2 g
  • Fat/Serving 11 g

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Choosing the Best White Wine for this Blondies Recipe

Tip #1: Select a wine that you like, whose flavor you enjoy. There is a false belief that if a wine doesn’t taste so good you can simply cook with it. However, when you cook or bake with wine, the flavors are quite often enhanced or intensified. So, if you didn’t like the wine well enough to drink it, you’re probably are not going to like having it in your blondie either.

Tip #2: Select a fruity and sweet wine. This is a dessert, and so you want a wine that will enhance its dessertiness. A dry wine won’t do that. I like Gewürztraminer, but Reisling is also a good choice. Other options include Moscato, Sauternes, and Tokaji.

If you want to flex your creativity, here are some experiments you can try:

  • Switch to a rose or champagne instead of white wine. The champagne can be fresh and still bubbly — or it can be a day old and flat, it will still bake well
  • Use different kinds of nuts, such as almonds or hazelnuts. Or use a mix! Select those you like. Mix and match. Have fun.
  • Instead of white chocolate chips, use butterscotch or peanut butter chips.
  • Instead of nuts or chips, use dried fruits such as dried cranberries, dried blueberries, or dried apricots (chopped up, of course!).

If you like this recipe, you might also like this Brookie recipe!

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About the author

Carma Spence has been experimenting in the kitchen since she was four years old and loves trying out new recipe ideas. She is the author of Bonkers for Bundt Cakes and Your Perfect Pie, as well as author and contributor to several more non-food-related books. With Carma's Cookery, she is taking her passion for empowering people and blending it with her passion for cooking, gift-giving and entertaining.