Blonde Brownies

Becky drizzles these blondies with a glaze made from powdered sugar and orange juice.


Makes 16
Total time: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes

Recipe from

Southern Living

Recipe Time

Hands-on: 10 Minutes
Total: 1 Hour, 35 Minutes


1/2 cup butter, softened
2 1/4 cups firmly packed light brown sugar
2 large eggs
2 cups chopped pecans
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/8 teaspoon kosher salt
Vegetable cooking spray


Preheat oven to 350°. Beat butter at medium speed with an electric mixer until fluffy; gradually add brown sugar, beating well. Add eggs, 1 at a time, beating just until blended after each addition. Stir in pecans, flour, vanilla, and salt. (Batter will be thick.) Lightly grease a 13- x 9-inch pan with cooking spray. Spread batter in prepared pan. Bake 25 to 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely on a wire rack (about 1 hour). Cut into 16 squares.