We were driving through our town one day and there's construction on the main street through town. Day in and day out we see work being done on the road to widen it.
Koo says one day "Mom we should make cookies for these workers because they are working so, so hard to make our streets pretty."
It got me thinking about how hard their jobs must be to be accosted by irate and impatient drivers wanting to get to where they need to go without roadblocks (literally). I am guilty of these thoughts too.
And so today I let the Koo measure and mix my Blondie Toffee Brownies for the construction workers to thank them. We are off to deliver them.
Here's the recipe if you feel like making them:
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
1 cup English toffee bits
Mix butter, sugars, eggs, and vanilla together until smooth. Add dry ingredients and spread into greased 9 x 13" pan. Bake at 350F for 20-25 minutes. Cut when cooled and enjoy.
I love this recipe because it's a fast alternative to cookies. Note: if you don't have toffee bits, put chocolate chips instead or white chocolate chips. Be inventive, use what you've got.