This past weekend I realized that I had not baked since Christmas. Christmas I tell you! That’s unheard of. Well, I put on my apron and ended my non-baking streak on Sunday. I baked cookies for me and bourbon blondies for him. To say that these were successful is an understatement – Big Guy returned the container (empty) promptly on Monday evening after taking all the leftovers to work.
As for the cookies I baked myself…peanut butter and chocolate chunks. Enough said. But it gets better – they’re gluten-free. So I got to actually enjoy my baking. They didn’t photograph well but they sure did taste delicious and that’s all that matters. I have a few more gluten-free cookies I have
up my sleeve “pinned” on Pinterest that I can’t wait to try. Even non-gluten-free folks loved these rich, decadent cookies.
And onto the bourbon blondies! It’s pretty obvious that Big Guy is a fan of blondies (aka ME – har-har-har) and you can believe he loves a blondie even more when you throw some bourbon (Maker’s Mark, please) in (another har-har-har). Since I don’t drink bourbon, this is as close to a bourbon blonde that he’s going to get.
The ingredients aren’t too complicated – unless you don’t keep bourbon on hand – but don’t leave it out. And don’t leave out the walnuts. That was actually the first thing he noted that he loved the most about these bars.
Are you a bourbon lover? (I actually really like bourbon in a lot of recipes…just not in my drink!)