Betsy’s Bourbon Chocolate Chip Blondies

Ingredients:

1 stick butter (salted)

1 box light brown sugar

3 large eggs

1 generous teaspoon vanilla extract

1/2 cup Bourbon whiskey (Jim Beam)

2 1/2 cups self-rising flour

1 package semi-sweet chocolate chips or chunks

1 cup walnut pieces (optional)

Directions:

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. Mix and cream butter and sugar together in a large bowl. Add eggs, vanilla, and bourbon and mix until just smooth. Fold in flour a half cup at a time; then add chips and walnuts. Use the paper wrapper from the butter stick to grease a 9 x 12 baking dish. Pour mixture into dish and bake at 325 degrees for 45 minutes or until blondies are light golden brown, and a wooden toothpick stuck into the center comes out clean (except for melted chocolate)