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Friday, October 19, 2007

What Do YOU Call It- A Blonde Brownie, Or A Pan Cookie...


I made this treat for the people at work, as I was off work on my birthday (Sept. 30!). I had been brought up to call this creation a "Blonde brownie". About 15yrs ago, someone I worked with brought in much the same treat on their birthday. "Oh boy! Blonde brownies!" I exclaimed. The woman looked at me in a puzzled way and said "These are pan cookies, my Mom taught me how to make them when I was young". We debated the issue, never resolving anything in what to call them going forward. They are no more than an adaptation of Toll House chocolate chip dough, spread put as one piece in a full sheet cookie pan. You can make these with dried fruit, nuts, white or butterscotch chips, or any variation of a choco chip cookie you've ever made. Watch the bake time- they are thicker than a cookie, but slightly thinner than a brownie! Enjoy your weekends everybody!!

26 comments:

Jen said...

Oh my God! I want that! (whatever you call it) Now!

Tricia said...

To-may-to, to-mah-to...

who cares?

GIMME!!!!

Casdok said...

Dosnt matter what its called! Looks delish!!!

urban vegan said...

I just call it YUM.

Akelamalu said...

I'll just have a small piece then please. :)

Finn said...

We call it a blondie... now send me some, please.

*drools*

Nancybee said...

oh oh oh
I want to be your co-worker.. ;-)
Looks sooo good...
yummmmmmmmmmmmmmmmm
Can you see me drooling?

Mel said...

OK I am drooling!! Damn Diabetes.

Odat said...

Yum-O!
Peace and have a great weekend!

doggybloggy said...

buffalodickdy is the picture mobile...good job! Blondie, brownie,pan cookie,whatever..just no walnuts for my stupid allergy.

snowelf said...

It's a blondie. :)

--snow

buffalodickdy said...

Jen- It's like a relly, really thick Toll House cookie..
Trish & casdok- They didn't care what they were called at work, either!
UrbanV- I can see your mind turning this into a vegan treat as I write this!
Ake- I'm a guy, I don't know how to cut small!
Finn- Your name for this fits it pretty good too!
nancybee- I cut it up into squares before I brought it in, came out of a meeting and most were gone...
mel- I watched a guy with diabetes eat the hell out of one while I was telling him I had cut out some of the sugars in it. He said "Does this mean I have to eat another one?".
Rachael Ra- Odat! Thanks for the indorsement!
DogB- about the only time I put any kind of nut in a brownie is when somebody asks me to...
Snow- You and Finn agree on that!

Paul Champagne said...

At my house, you can call it gone.

crallspace said...

Looks damn good!

Akelamalu said...

Oh, go on then, I'll have a huge piece, I'll start me diet on Monday! :0

mcewen said...

Yes some things can be tough to 'translate,' especially if you learned the name for something when you were young, it just sort of sticks there, immutable.
Still there won't be much complaining when you have your mouth full of crumbs.
Cheers

buffalodickdy said...

Paul- I'm just getting more interested in what the country/world calls the same thing by a different name!

buffalodickdy said...

crallspace-Welcome to the blog!
Ake- I start every diet by being hungrier, then eating more! I think the word "diet" sets off a conditioned response to hoard and eat stuff that's bad for you...

buffalodickdy said...

mcewen- Telly/TV, Mum/Mom, bonnet/hood, a pint/brewski, mould/mold, rasher/piece, etc. That's just G.B to USA! I've lived here deciphering regional accents- and then they still use words different from mine! The word Ham- Midwest: Haam, South: Heyam, NYC Deli: Hem.....

Stephanie said...

A blonde brownie with nipples!

buffalodickdy said...

Steph- You make them sound like I'm a perverted Cub Scout.....

Akelamalu said...

I'd never thought of it like that before! Thanks Buffalo I think I may just forget the diet completely. :)

MONA said...

Your Birthday went away? just like that?...o dear...

Belated happy Birthday Buf! I would have Loved to do a post for you..:(

Blonde Brownie...That looks absolutely ymmylicious!!!

Lynda said...

I am with Finn. I thought they were called Blondies.

Looks good no matter what the name!

Mike M said...

What ever it is, I want it!

pinknest said...

i call them blondies, but yes, who cares. i'll take two pans, please.