Is it true that blondes have more fun? If you use Sex and the City as your case study, the answer is a resounding yes. Even though Samantha is diagnosed with breast cancer. and Carrie ends up with a lot of heartbreak, those two women have more fun than Miranda and Charlotte combined.
Honestly, I’m a Miranda or a Charlotte pretending I’m a Carrie. I’m a writer, have somewhat crazy hair and a questionable fashion sense. I’d like to think I am as kind and loving as Carrie, who wears her heart on her sleeve and would do anything for her friends. I yearn to live life with as much abandon as she does — and with whatever trust fund is bankrolling that apartment.
But the evidence is there. I might not be a lawyer, but like Miranda I (sometimes selfishly) prefer everything in black and white and in chronological and alphabetical order. Like Charlotte, I prefer my home clean and coordinated and my hair obedient, sometimes to a fault, and I would never drink the water in Mexico.
These blondies combine a a lot of the lovable qualities of all of the women, though. They’re blond — and a little nutty — like Carrie. They’re quick and easy, without excess fuss, the type of dessert Miranda would make for a potluck if she had time. The brown sugar makes them sweet, like Charlotte, and the fact that there’s no chocolate makes them unlikely to stain anything you may drop the batter on.
And the whiskey? The whiskey is for Samantha, who always knows when and how to take things to the next level.
So no matter which of the girls you identify with, you need these blondies in your life.
- 1 cup brown sugar
- 1 stick butter
- 1 egg
- 2 tsp vanilla
- pinch salt
- 1/4 cup whiskey (I used Maker’s Mark, but use whatever you prefer. You may also omit, if you prefer, or reduce to 2 Tbsp)
- 1 cup plus 1 Tbsp gluten-free flour
- 1/2 cup pecans, toasted
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly grease an 8×8 baking pan.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in egg, then add vanilla and salt.
- Add whiskey and beat well to combine. Slowly stir in flour, then add in pecans. Stir just until combined.
- Scrape batter into prepared pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20 to 25 minutes, or until set.
- Allow to cool. Invite your three best friends over and eat them all in one sitting.