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Look who is 2!!



Today my daughter turned two! We have planned a big party for her for Sunday but every Mom knows when you have a school age child you have to send a treat in to share with everyone. Leona spent the day yesterday in and out of the doctors visits and the hospital to help get her Asthma under control again so we were drained when we go home. I wanted to whip her up something quick but tasty. I decided on Sprinkled Blondie Brownies. 
One of my favorite things about brownies and blondies are that they can be done in one bowl with no mixer which makes them quick to create and quick to clean up. I put 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour in a large bowl with 1 1/2 cup sugar. I added 3 1/2 teaspoons of baking powder 1 teaspoon of salt. Then I mixed in 1 large egg, 1 tablespoon vanilla extract,1/4 cup of melted butter and 1/2 cup milk. I mixed the ingredients up about 20 times and then saving the best for last, added 1/2 cup white chocolate chips and 1/2 cup sprinkles!! I then lined a 8x8 pan with parchment paper, added the batter to the pan and baked them at 350 degrees for 30 minutes. I really wanted to try one of them while I was cutting them up for school the next day but I fought the urge. I really try to limit my consumption of refined flour and sugar. Typically I will allow myself a sweet treat or two on the weekends. I'm hoping my son or Husband will try one tonight and tell me how they turned out. I really can not believe that my baby is now two. When she woke up this morning she was still pretty tired and immediately started acting like a two year old and I just let her be herself. It feels like just yesterday when she came into the world. What an eventful day that was. Leona wanted to be born so badly that she did not give us the opportunity to make it to the Birth Center. Once active labor started we immediately drove towards the Birth Center but ended up having to meet an ambulance in the Burger King Parking lot where she was born not more then a mile from our house. Happy Birthday Princess!



Sprinkled Blondie Brownies
(Printable Version)
Ingredients:
2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 1/2 cups sugar
3 1/2 tsp baking powder
1 tsp salt
1 tablespoon vanilla extract
1 large egg
1/4 oil or melted butter
1/2 cup milk
1/2 sprinkles
1/2 while chocolate chips

Directions:
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line 8x8 pan with parchment paper.

Combine first 8 ingredients in a bowl mix until incorporated then add in sprinkles and white chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared pan and then bake for 30 minutes.

Cool before cutting.

Additional Note: These can be prepared in a larger pan 8x8 will be very thick.

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