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Hazelnut Blondies

A dollop of chocolate-hazelnut spread lends unexpected decadence to a hazelnut blondie.

  • yield: Makes about 2 dozen

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Ingredients

  • 1/2 stick (4 tablespoons) unsalted butter, plus more for pan
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 3/4 cups packed light-brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup hazelnuts, toasted, skins rubbed off with a kitchen towel, and chopped
  • 1 heaping tablespoon chocolate-hazelnut spread, such as Nutella, plus more for serving

Directions

  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter an 8-by-11-inch baking pan. Line with parchment paper. Butter parchment.

  2. Step 2

    Whisk flour, baking powder, and salt.

  3. Step 3

    Melt butter. Beat butter and sugar until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Add flour mixture, and stir until combined. Stir in hazelnuts and Nutella.

  4. Step 4

    Press dough into pan. Bake until a toothpick comes out with a few moist crumbs, about 25 minutes. Let cool 15 minutes. Cut into squares. Serve with additional Nutella.

Source
Martha Stewart Living, July 2007

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Reviews (28)

  • 22 Feb, 2012

    Thanks for the link, betrhalf! Those square papers are hard to find.

    I love this recipe! I make them every February for my nephew's birthday, and any other time he'll be visiting. This is the treat he always asks for. I replace half a cup of the flour with hazelnut flour, and sometimes omit the hazelnuts if I don't have any on hand.

  • 23 Jan, 2012

    To VictoriaLK: I found these
    http://www.fancyflours.com/Square-Paper-Liner-for-Brownies-and-Appetizers/productinfo/7100CCBL1/

    They are brown instead of white, but they are square. :)

    Hope this helps

  • 3 Jan, 2012

    This was the 2nd Christmas for these, and there will be no end in sight. They are absolutely delicious. I used a 9x9 pan instead of the unusual 8x11 which made a slightly thicker cookie. I cut them into smaller bars than indicated (around 1.5" square) and piped warm Nutella from a pastry bag onto each. Lining the pan with 2 pieces of foil allows you to pick up the entire slab, after totally cooled, and cut into nice squares. Any idea where I can get those square paper cups as in the photo?

  • 9 Mar, 2011

    elviraann: I know how difficult it is to crack a hazelnut. Any easy ideas?

  • 9 Jun, 2010

    I thought these were really good - they never stood a a chance in our house - they disappeared quickly. Rich tasty buttery hazelnut flavor. We will definately have these again.

  • 5 Jun, 2010

    I made these last night and I think it was a waste of hazelnuts, nothing special about them at all. I would not make them again, I was disappointed after reading all the reviews.

  • 4 Jun, 2010

    I believe that Hazelnuts also go by the name filberts...I dont usually have a problem finding them any time of the yr.

  • 24 Mar, 2009

    I just made these on a whim. I had the recipe saved from the recipe of the day. They smell divine. They were quick easy and after dinner tonight I will know what my mom and brothers think! I omitted the hazelnuts though due to dental problems and added sweetened coconut the last 10 minutes of baking. So i hope this change just adds to its greatness.

  • 23 Mar, 2009

    This recipe is fast and delciious. I followed the instructions exact;y (bought the ingredients in Whole Foods) and everyone loved the flavor. They were gone in 2 minutes

  • 22 Mar, 2009

    To ISingInTheKitchen,
    I'm crazy about Nutella as well. Check this out!
    http://www.recipegoldmine.com/nutella/nutella.html
    So many recipes!!

  • 22 Mar, 2009

    Pyrex pans are 8x8, 8x11, and 9x13 and are available at hardware
    stores, kitchen speciality stores and discount type stores. Brown
    sugar makes for a more moist cookie, bar, or cake. It has more
    moisture than whte sugar. Hazelnuts are much more common in
    late fall into January, mainly for holiday baking needs.Small
    packages of shelled hazelnuts are avaiable year round but costly.

  • 22 Mar, 2009

    I haven't measured mine lately but I think the pyrex baking dish is 8 X 13 although you probably don't need one anymore. I'll have to try these sans hazelnuts. Three years in Germany put me off them entirely.

  • 22 Mar, 2009

    You can usually find hazelnuts in the bulk or health section of most grocery stores.

  • 5 Sep, 2008

    I made these on a whim and they turned out to be a family favorite. I have made them with regular white sugar when I was out of brown, and it turned out just fine. I have also made them without hazelnuts and they turned out fine. I think the nutella really brings out the hazelnuts, if you choose to use them. I definitely recommend this one!

  • 23 Jul, 2008

    I made these for work and now I keep being asked for more. They were very easy to make and soo tasty.Will make again and again.

  • 16 Jun, 2008

    I made these for my family reunion without the hazelnuts (couldn't find any) and without the extra dollops of Nutella on top (because I thought that would make it too messy). They tasted great and were gone fast! They were also very simple to make.

  • 16 Jun, 2008

    I made these for my family reunion without the hazelnuts (couldn't find any) and without the extra dollops of Nutella on top (because I thought that would make it too messy). They tasted great and were gone fast! They were also very simple to make.

  • 10 Jun, 2008

    Love this recipe! Great way to use up the nutella that is sitting in my cupboard, too! I didn't have hazelnuts, but it was still great without them. I will definitely make this again.

  • 9 Jun, 2008

    Wal-Mart had an 8x11 pan, but only in the Anchor brand 3 pack. And, no hazelnuts anywhere in the store! I made these anyway using an 8x8 pan and baking for 32 minutes in my gas oven. They tasted good and were gooey (like we like them) and since they were missing the hazelnuts, the dollop of Nutella on the top made them. We'll try them again in the correct pan and with the nuts, but I'll have to make a trip to the city! :)

  • 9 Jun, 2008

    Wal-Mart had an 8x11 pan, but only in the Anchor brand 3 pack. And, no hazelnuts anywhere in the store! I made these anyway using an 8x8 pan and baking for 32 minutes in my gas oven. They tasted good and were gooey (like we like them) and since they were missing the hazelnuts, the dollop of Nutella on the top made them. We'll try them again in the correct pan and with the nuts, but I'll have to make a trip to the city! :)

  • 15 May, 2008

    I made these for a dessert party that I hosted

  • 13 Apr, 2008

    The recipe says to use an 8x11 inch baking pan, but I can't find one this size anywhere - is this an odd size? I presume I could still bake these in an 8x8 pan, just increase the baking time?

  • 9 Apr, 2008

    These were quick and easy to make and tasted rich and delicious. I did not add the Nutella on top because we decided they were good enough on their own. Later, I tried one with the Nutella on top and it was good, but I didn't feel it really needed it. One of the best things about this recipe is the hint of Nutella running through the cookie itself, and I think having the icing would just overwhelm that.

  • 7 Apr, 2008

    I could not get the blue birds recipe to come up. Anyone else have that difficulty?

  • 2 Mar, 2008

    These turned out moist and delicious, especially with Nutella on top! I used walnuts instead, since that's what I had and they still tasted great.

  • 28 Feb, 2008

    I found they turned out a bit too dense, I suppose I was expecting something a little lighter. However, still very delightful. You must top with nutella, I believe it would be naked without it. But, just one woman's opinion ;)

  • 22 Feb, 2008

    Talk about comfort food, this had me closing my eyes and sighing at the first bite. I am always looking for new ways to use my favorite spread~ Nutella.

  • 19 Dec, 2007

    I absolutely loved this recipe. They were a big hit at my Christmas Party. I had a hard time finding hazelnuts, though. I eventually discovered them at a grocery store called Publix in the produce section...?? I really loved the Nutella added to the finished product. Thanks!