Coconut and Lemon Blondies

Our dear friends often babysit our kids so my husband and I can have a date night. Since they won’t let us pay them, I decided to bake them a special treat as a thank you. My three year old son Chase wanted to help and I must say, we made a great team. They were unbelievably easy to make and smelled delicious while they baked. I had a taste before giving them to our friends and they were so amazing. The coconut and lemon combination went really well together. Both my kids and our friends loved them. Chase was very proud!
  • 2 cups of flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 cups brown sugar
  • 1 1/4 sticks of unsalted butter (10 tbsp)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • Zest of one lemon
  • 1 cup shredded sweetened coconut

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter and flour (or coat with cooking spray) a 9.5 x 13.5 x 2 inch baking pan. In a large bowl combine, flour, salt, baking soda, baking powder and mix thoroughly. Using a mixer, beat brown sugar and butter until creamy, add one egg at a time along with lemon juice and lemon zest. Slowly add flour mixture and mix until blended. Add the coconut and stir until thoroughly mixed. Pour batter in prepared pan and spread evenly. Bake blondies for 30-35 minutes or until golden brown and a knife inserted into the middle comes out clean. Cool blondies before slicing into squares. Enjoy!

My little chef

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16 Responses to “Coconut and Lemon Blondies”

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    Adam — August 15, 2008 @ 2:29 pm

    Haha the apple doesn’t fall far from the tree right? That pic is great :)

    Thank you so much for making blondies. It still surprises me people don’t know what they are, and you addition of coconut sounds delicious.

    I wish I was paid with sweets when I babysat. I refused money too…

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    ~Priscilla~ — August 15, 2008 @ 3:02 pm

    those look really good, i think i’ve only had blondies, once in my lifetime – i’m more of brownie girl!

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    Cheryl — August 15, 2008 @ 5:04 pm

    Indeed they were delish, I love the pic of The Chasemeister too! I am addicted to NickNames, can ya tell?

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    The Reese Family — August 15, 2008 @ 6:00 pm

    They were fabulous:) They were soft, chewy and delish! I feel sad for people who haven’t ever had a blondie…they’re missing out.

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    Nick Zamonis — August 15, 2008 @ 9:47 pm

    Very cool! Where’d you get the chef hat? My 4 year old loves to help cook as well, and that hat totally rocks.

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    Jan — August 16, 2008 @ 1:30 am

    A lovely photo of your little man, the blondies look good too.

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    Aggie — August 16, 2008 @ 1:31 am

    I love blondies…even more with coconut!! Your little helper is adorable!! What nice friends you have! : )

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    Manggy — August 16, 2008 @ 2:24 am

    Confession: there was this time (LOONG before blogging) I made blondies, but they were in the wrong size pan, so they were thin and practically dry by the end of baking. I was so traumatized that I now only make them out of a box! Kind of silly, huh?
    I would never have thought of using lemon flavor in them! It sounds delicious!

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    Paula — August 16, 2008 @ 6:01 am

    What a great picture of Chef Chase! He looks quite comfortable with his spoon at the mixer!

    I love blondies, and haven’t had one in a Longggg time. I like the inclusion of lemon and lemon zest; I bet it adds a brightness to the blondies. Another great goodie from your kitchen. YUM!

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    Hari — August 16, 2008 @ 6:27 am

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    Grace — August 16, 2008 @ 9:44 am

    frankly, i’d accept blondies as payment for almost anything any day! :)
    although it goes without saying, your son is a cutie patootie to the nth degree. :)

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    Tom Aarons — August 17, 2008 @ 5:43 am

    I had no idea anything like this even existed! But it looks so yummy I’ll just have to try it. Thanks!

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    Marjie — August 17, 2008 @ 8:33 pm

    Your little helper is so cute! My family loves blondies, too, although the kids are (of course) really nuts over brownies. I’ll have to try these!

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    Dhanggit — August 18, 2008 @ 9:10 am

    This sounds great!! Its been a while i have planning to make some blondies..i dont know what’s been stopping me..I’ll bookmark your recipe to try it one of these days!

    btw, your little chef is so adorable!! my little girl will put more mess than help LOL lucky you!

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    Lore — August 18, 2008 @ 1:15 pm

    Looks like you’ve got yourself a cute sous chef :D .
    Love the recipe, they sound too easy not to make!

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    Leslie — August 18, 2008 @ 10:50 pm

    I love your little chef! The hat is sooooo cute!

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