My mom Irene has a reputation for making the best chocolate chip cookies in town. Growing up, friends used to visit my house just to have some of Irene's famous cookies. I'm sure they wanted to hang out with me too, but let's be honest – the cookies were definitely part of the equation! Irene's cookies make the most incredible blondie recipe too, and here it is! These blondie bars use the same batter as Irene's cookies with a rich chocolatey center and soft, gooey texture. They are meant to be served fresh out of the oven, but I prefer eating them frozen. In fact, one blondie square has become a favorite bedtime snack.