So I gave up chocolate for Lent. I once gave up chocolate for a month. Let me tell you, it's not easy (at least for me who gets home from a long day and just wants a small piece of dark chocolate to unwind)! I've felt like I needed to bake recently, and it seems like all recipes I'm drawn to have chocolate. I thought about something like snickerdoodles, but somehow they didn't seem rich enough. A nice brownie sounded good... so instead, I'll make blondies! Yes, I probably should have gone to Smitten Kitchen for inspiration, but instead I stopped by Martha Stewart, and found this lovely recipe. I left out the toffee chips because the only ones I had were coated in chocolate. In all honesty, I am typing this as they bake so I haven't actually tried them. But I licked a bit of batter (which is something I swore I would never do again, but my memory is starting to fail me and I know longer remember how miserable food poisoning feels) and it basically tasted like chocolate chip cookie dough minus the chocolate chips. And I think that this is an acceptable alternative to chocolate chip cookies. Especially since there are warm and gooey butterscotch chips present.