Some good blonde brownie recipes are Food Network's chips-optional blondie and Martha Stewart's version with chocolate chips and walnuts. Martha Stewart also has a version featuring pears, pistachios and ginger.
For the Food Network recipe, preheat the oven to 375 degrees Fahrenheit. Coat a 13-by-9-inch baking pan with butter and flour.
Stir 1 cup melted unsalted butter into a bowl containing 1 1/2 cups packed light brown sugar. Mix 2 1/4 cups flour, 3/4 teaspoon baking soda and 1/2 teaspoon salt in another bowl. Beat 2 large eggs and 1 teaspoon vanilla extract into the sugar. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar, stirring until the batter is thick and smooth. If desired, add 1 1/2 cups of butterscotch, peanut butter, white chocolate or semi-sweet chocolate chips.
Pour mix into the baking dish, and bake 20 to 25 minutes, until edges are light brown. Let cool a bit, then remove from the pan onto a rack to cool fully before cutting and serving.
To make Taste of Home’s blonde brownies, grease an 11-by-7-inch baking pan. Cream 1/4 cup butter-flavored shortening and 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar in a bowl until fluffy and light. Add 2 eggs, one at a time, and beat well after the addition of each egg. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract. In another bowl, combine 1 cup all-purpose flour and 1/2 teaspoon salt. Gradually add the flour mixture to the sugar mixture, mixing well. Stir in 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips and 1 cup chopped walnuts. Spread the mixture into the prepared pan, and bake the brownies at 350 degrees Fahrenheit for 25 to 30 minutes or until done.
To make the AllRecipes.com version of blonde brownies, heat an oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit, and grease a 9-by-9-inch baking pan. Combine 1 cup sifted all-purpose flour, 1/2 teaspoon each baking powder and salt and 1/8 teaspoon baking soda in a bowl with 1/2 cup chopped walnuts. Set the mixture to the side.
In another bowl, stir 1/3 cup melted butter with 1 cup packed brown sugar, mixing well. Allow the butter to cool slightly, and then mix in 1 beaten egg and 1 tablespoon vanilla extract. Spread the mixture into the pan, and sprinkle 1/2 to 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips on top. Bake around 20 to 25 minutes or until done.