Again, another food I had to look up. Oh, I totally know what a brownie is and I do indulge in one or two every once in a while. (Those bite-sized brownie pieces make it hard to do!) But I had no idea what a blonde brownie was. I thought maybe it was another name for the brownies with peanut butter or butterscotch swirls.
I was wrong, but in looking at blonde brownie recipes, I'm still a little baffled. Blonde brownies just look like a thick, more cake-y than normal chocolate chip cookie. This Applebee's (or is it just Applebee's inspired?) recipe for blonde brownies uses a maple syrup topping and that definitely makes it different than chocolate chip cookies. AllRecipes has a very popular blonde brownies recipe that, if you believe the comments, have earned awards at local cooking competitions.