White Chocolate Cranberry Blondies

“Although this recipe comes from Taste of Home Best Holiday Recipes, 2008, it has been tweaked to better suit my preferences -- After all, I LOVE CRANBERRIES! [NOTE of 7 Dec 08: I appreciate chef NurseJaney bringing to my attention (AFTER she'd tried making this recipe) that there MIGHT be an error in an ingredient amount! Sure enough, instead of the correct 2 1/4 cups of flour, I'd inadvertantly stated it as 1 1/4 cups! My sincere apologies!]”
2 1/2 dozen

Ingredients Nutrition


  1. FOR THE BLONDIE ~ In a microwave-safe bowl, melt butter.
  2. Stir in brown sugar, then transfer to a large mixing bowl & cool to room temperature.
  3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F & grease a 13"x9" baking dish.
  4. Beat in eggs & vanilla.
  5. In another bowl whisk together flour, baking powder, salt & cinnamon, then gradually this flour mixture to butter mixture.
  6. Stir in cranberries & chopped chocolate ~ Batter will be thick.
  7. Spread into prepared baking dish & bake 18-21 minutes or until tootpick inserted near center comes out clean (DO NOT OVERBAKE!).
  8. Cool on wire rack.
  9. FOR THE FROSTING ~ In a large mixing bowl, beat cream cheese, powdered sugar & zest until blended.
  10. Gradually add half the melted chocolate, & beat until blended.
  11. Frost blondies, then sprinkle with chopped dried cranberries.
  12. Drizzle with remaining melted chocolate.
  13. Cut into bars & store in refrigerator.

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