Doris Day White Chocolate Blondies

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Fudgy, moist, and chewy, my Doris Day White Chocolate Blondies are studded with chocolate chips and incredibly easy to make.

This Friday, April 3rd, is Doris Day’s birthday! 

She would be 98 years old.

My Doris Day Obsession!

As you may know, Doris is my very favorite star EVER.  I’ve loved her since I was a little girl.  Doris Day was the catalyst to my Classic Hollywood obsession, and my love for this amazing woman grows with each year.

You may also know that Andrew and I look forward to attending Doris’ Birthday Celebration in Carmel each year.

Doris Day 2020 Birthday Plans

Even with the passing of Doris last May, her legion of loyal fans, myself of course included, still couldn’t let a year go by without celebrating Doris, and an amazing week of birthday festivities in Los Angeles was planned by generous fans and The Doris Day Animal Foundation.

But with the current state of the world and the unquestionable importance of staying healthy in these difficult times, all the fun birthday events were understandably canceled. 

Though of course all of us Doris fans are disappointed, this is without a doubt the right course of action.

But that doesn’t mean we all won’t be celebrating Doris this week in our own way.

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How I'm Celebrating Doris: Doris Day White Chocolate Blondies

I’m celebrating Doris’ birthday this year with my Doris Day White Chocolate Blondies.  These blondies are moist, fudgy, and chewy.  The white chocolate base makes for such a unique texture, and the addition of chocolate chips puts these blondies over the top.

My favorite photo of Doris, signed by her to me!

Celebrate Doris and Make These White Chocolate Blondies!

Celebrate Doris with one of my favorite of her films.  (On Moonlight Bay (1951), Calamity Jane (1953), Please Don’t Eat the Daisies (1960), The Thrill Of It All (1963), or The Glass Bottom Boat (1966)) and enjoy a blondie or two as you watch.  💛💗💛

5 from 2 votes

Doris Day White Chocolate Blondies

Fudgy, moist, and chewy, my Doris Day White Chocolate Blondies are studded with chocolate chips and incredibly easy to make.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time40 mins
Total Time55 mins
Servings: 8
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Ingredients

For the wet ingredients:

  • ½ cup butter
  • 4 oz white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • 2 tsp vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs

For the dry ingredients

  • ½ cup + 2 Tbsps flour
  • ¼ tsp salt
  • ½ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 Tbsp flour

Instructions

Prepare the butter and white chocolate

  • In a medium-sized saucepan, melt the butter and the white chocolate chips over medium heat. Stir with a spatula or a whisk to incorporate the butter and chocolate into one, smooth mixture.
  • Once the butter and white chocolate chips have melted and incorporated, take the saucepan off the heat. Let the mixture cool for 5 minutes.
  • The white chocolate and butter may separate as the mixture cools, and that's ok. Just whisk them back together.

Prepare the chocolate chips

  • While the butter/white chocolate mixture cools, prepare the chocolate chips.
  • Add the chocolate chips and 1 Tbsp flour to a small mixing bowl. With a spoon or your hands, mix them together until the flour coats the chocolate chips. This will help keep the chocolate chips from sinking to the bottom of the blondies during baking.
  • Set the chocolate chips aside for now.

Add the vanilla extract, sugar, and eggs

  • Now add the vanilla extract to the saucepan with the butter/white chocolate mixture, and whisk to combine.
  • Next add the eggs. Whisk until the eggs are fully incorporated. The mixture will be thick and very smooth.
  • Now add the sugar and brown sugar. Whisk until combined.

Add the flour, salt, and chocolate chips

  • Add the flour and salt to the saucepan, and whisk until just combined.
  • Now gently fold in the chocolate chips

Pour the batter into the ramekins

  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees
  • Oil eight, six ounce ramekins very well. To make the ramekins easy to put in and take out of the oven, place them on a baking sheet. (That way you just have to slide the baking sheet in and out of the oven.)
  • Evenly distribute the blondie batter among the ramekins. Each ramekin will fill almost to the top with batter.

Bake the blondies

  • Bake the blondies at 350 degrees for 40 minutes. A toothpick inserted in the middle will come out mostly clean.

Serve and enjoy!

  • Serve these white chocolate blondies alone, or with fresh whipped cream.

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This Post Has 6 Comments

  1. 5 stars
    You are totally right that we could all use some sunshine right now…both literally and figuratively. (It’s been rainy and grey here the past several days.) I see that we are both channeling lemon desserts this week…*virtual high five*! I love the Doris Day inspiration behind these blondies. It’s too bad that the celebrations had to get cancelled this year, but I know there will be more in future years. Everything is getting cancelled/closed, but ultimately it’s the right call…just sad since we’re cooped up here at home. (I get it, though. I’ve been preaching isolation for weeks now…it’s just getting old!) Happy (early) birthday to Doris! I think she would’ve been quite pleased with this delicious looking lemon blondies. 🙂 (Oh, and great tip on the white chocolate on Amazon – that is cheaper!)

    1. Shannon

      Thanks David! Oh I so relate, we are missing the everyday adventures we used to take for granted! Lemon desserts are certainly a great way to bring some sunshine to these days at home, great minds think alike! 😃

  2. Katerina

    5 stars
    Happy birthday, Doris Day! These blondies look and sound perfectly scrumptious, Shannon! I had no idea that there was a Doris Day birthday celebration in Carmel each year, that’s so sweet. I like that you are keeping up the tradition with these blondies – you’re really a true fan! Hope you’re well x

    1. Shannon

      Thank you Katerina! Doris was such a special lady. ❤️ I look forward to her birthday celebration each year!

  3. Jeff the Chef

    Wow, you really are a Doris Day fan! That’s cool. I had no idea that there were such massive celebrations honoring her. I’ve never had a blondie before, let alone a lemon one. Lemon is one of my favorite flavors, so this sounds really good to me.

    1. Shannon

      Oh you will absolutely love blondies! Such a delicious treat, definitely a favorite of mine. Haha yes, I’m a huge fan of Doris! Had to do something special to celebrate her birthday this year. 💛😃❤️

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