White Chocolate Gingerbread Blondies

My Hubby is so spoiled. Last Thursday, I needed to stop at the store to grab a couple bananas to have for breakfast. While we were there, I asked if he needed anything. All of a sudden, he remembered that he needed to take something with him to his volleyball tournament over the weekend. After sorting through the emails from his team, he determined that he was supposed to bring a dessert. He gave me the puppy dog look and asked if I would mind baking something that night since I was leaving Friday night for New Hampshire.

Lucky for Hubby, I had a couple free hours that night and was able to find a recipe and grab the last remaining ingredients while at the store. I whipped up these blondies in no time flat and they smelled AMAZING baking up in the oven. Hubby took most of these to volleyball and I took the rest to New Hampshire. Aimee, Fiona, and Hubby’s volleyball team all agreed that these were another home run.

I recommend making these for any holiday gatherings you have coming up. They have a great almost carameley flavor to them and aren’t overly spiced. In fact, if you ommitted the spices all together, I’d call them caramel white chocolate blondies.

One Year Ago: Chocolate Cupcakes with Peppermint Patty Frosting, Honey Yeast Dinner Rolls, and Pumpkin Praline Cake
Two Years Ago: Snickerdoodle Blondies
Three Years Ago: The Great Sugar Cookie Debate and Lumberjack Cookies
Four Years Ago: Soft Pretzels

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Spiced White Chocolate Blondies

Yield: Makes 24 bars


2 3/4 cups plus 1 Tbsp flour
1 1/4 tsp baking soda
1 tsp salt
1 1/4 tsp ground cinnamon
1 tsp ground ginger
1/4 tsp ground cloves
2 1/2 sticks (20 Tbsp or 1 1/4 cups) unsalted butter, room temperature
1 1/4 cups brown sugar
1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 egg yolk
1 1/4 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup unsulfured molasses
11 ounces white chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13 pan.

Whisk together flour, baking soda, salt, and spices.

Beat butter and sugars with a mixer on medium-high speed until pale and fluffy.

Add eggs and yolk, 1 at a time, beating well after each addition and scraping down sides of bowl as needed. Beat in vanilla and molasses.

Reduce speed to low. Gradually add flour mixture, and beat until just combined. Stir in white chocolate chips.

Spread batter into prepared pan. Bake until edges are golden, 30-35 minutes (the middle might not be set). Let cool completely in pan on a wire rack.

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7 Responses to “Apple Slab”

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    Fun and Fearless in Beantown — November 10, 2010 at 2:21 pm

    You are my hero for emailing the hotline! I always assume that bakers like you and Megan know every trick to baking…but it weirdly comforts me that you get nervous sometimes too!

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    We Are Not Martha — November 10, 2010 at 4:30 pm

    How cool! This is so unique and fun-looking. And I love that you contacted the KAF hotline… I’m definitely going to have to do that in the future!


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    Allison@KingArthurFlour — November 10, 2010 at 7:18 pm

    Glad you used the hotline! I called it this weekend for a cake question. So helpful!

    Happy baking season!

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    purple squirrel — November 11, 2010 at 12:39 am

    These look great!
    Nice to check out your blog~ I’m just north of you, and it looks like your food choices lately are VERY similar to mine! Must be the “air” in New England! 🙂

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    Jen — November 11, 2010 at 3:16 am

    Oh I totally have no shame in asking for help. Like I always say, I’m really good at following recipes, but the second I have to do something out of the ordinary, I get really nervous…

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 15, 2010 at 8:10 pm

    How nice to know they are there for help you out!

    This dessert looks great. Perfect for Fall 🙂

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    Megan — November 17, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    One of the many reasons I love KAF! I think this is a great thing to have in the freezer for last-minute company or planning ahead. I only wish I had seen it when I still had a surplus of apples!

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