Having seen some delectable Oreo Brownies on Pinterest (which are currently refusing to be linked), my creative baking wheels got to turning. An abundance of frozen strawberries and the availability of Strawberry Cream Filled Cookies gave birth to these Blondies. The concept of burying cookies in brownies (or blondies) is an idea I'm keen on playing around with as often as possible, just for the plain fun of it!
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Farenheit and grease a square or round cake pan. Cream together 1/2 Cup Butter and 1 Cup Brown Sugar. Whisk in 1 Egg and 1 tsp. Vanilla. Gradually add 1 Cup Flour, 1/2 tsp. Baking Powder, 1/8 tsp. Baking Soda and a Pinch of Salt. Spread approximately half of batter into the bottom of the pan, layer on strawberry cookies followed by the rest of the batter (this was actually quite tricky as the batter was quite thick, however a bit of magic with the spatula and you should be in business.) Bake in the oven for 20-25 minutes, cool. Top with strawberry syrup, a simple mixture of diced/pureed strawberries and sugar to taste, simmered on the stove top. Enjoy with the best of friends as the weather is just beginning to warm up - you won't be disappointed!