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Strawberry Lemon Blondies

strawberry lemon blondies recipe with gluten-free options

Ingredients

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  • 1 cup butter, melted
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1/4 cup lemon juice
  • 2 1/4 cups all purpose flour or high quality gluten-free flour mix
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 1 cup diced fresh strawberries

for the icing: 

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 2 strawberries
  • 2 teaspoons lemon juice

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350º
  2. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt, and set aside
  3. Melt butter, and beat in sugar for 1 minute
  4. Beat in egg, then lemon juice
  5. Add flour mixture and fold in until fully incorporated
  6. Fold in diced strawberries
  7. Grease a baking dish. For thicker blondies, use an 8×8 inch square, for thinner, use 8×11 or 9×13.
  8. Spread batter evenly in baking dish and place in center of oven
  9. For for 25 minutes for thinner blondies, and 30 minutes for thicker blondies, just until the edges start to turn golden
  10. Remove from oven and let cool
  11. While blondies are cooling, get the icing ingredients together
  12. Destem the strawberries and dice or puree them. You can use a potato masher to kind of muddle the strawberries so you have some chunks, but also some juice to flavor and color your icing
  13. Add remaining icing ingredients, and stir until incorporated
  14. If icing is too thin, add more powdered sugar. Likewise, if it’s too thick, add lemon juice or water
  15. Remove cooled blondies from pan and top with icing
  16. Enjoy!
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