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.

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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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8 Responses to “Fig and Port Cranberry Sauce”

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    dinner — November 13, 2013 at 11:30 am

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    Karen - Cinnamon Freud — November 16, 2013 at 12:52 am

    This cranberry sauce sounds great! I love, love, love cranberry sauce (so much I make it all November and December as a side for dinner). Definitely may be giving this one a try soon

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:42 pm

      Glad to hear I’m not the only one who eats cranberry sauce on days that aren’t holidays!

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    Nutmeg Nanny — November 16, 2013 at 2:36 pm

    This cranberry sauce sounds so perfect 🙂 I love it!

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    Teresa — November 21, 2013 at 11:45 pm

    This looks lovely! When you say to add everything except the sugar are you referring to the white sugar only? So the brown sugar would still go in with the port, balsamic, figs, herbs, etc.? Thanks!

    • beantownbaker — November 24th, 2013 @ 5:44 pm

      Sorry about the confusion. I updated the recipe. Yes, add the brown sugar, but not the white sugar.

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    Cathy — December 4, 2013 at 10:37 am

    Hello, made this cranberry sauce and it was great. Loved the flavors in it. We also made traditional cranberry sauce (with OJ) so I do have both kinds leftover. Can’t wait to bake with both of them in some muffins. Thanks

    • beantownbaker — December 4th, 2013 @ 11:53 am

      Glad you enjoyed it. I have some leftover too. I think I’m going to make some bars out of the leftovers…

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