Brown Butter Blondies

Tuesday, April 29, 2014
Brown Butter Blondies

Last week I was in charge of dessert at our Life Group and I knew something chocolaty was in order. I was going to make a batch of Perfect Chocolate Chip Cookies but I wasn't in the mood to scoop cookies so I decided Brown Butter Blondies were it.

I love blondies because they are like a brownie but blonde with the flavor of brown sugar and vanilla with a crispy edge and soft gooey center.

What's not to love?

I actually had to make a second pan of these because we devoured them before I was able to have Colt take a photo.  Let me tell you just how disappointed Colt and the kids were that I had to make a second pan for them to enjoy.

The minute the kids walked through the door they headed straight to the pan of Blondies and started begging for a square. I also believe Colt may have eaten over half of the blondies out of the center before taking a picture because somehow only 3 center bars remained...

I'm still trying to figure that one out.

Butter a 9"x13" pan, lining it with parchment paper and butter the parchment paper makes these super easy to remove when baked.
If you don't have parchment paper just butter your pan well.
In a small skillet brown 1 cup of butter, swirling pan as needed to promote even browning. Add browed butter to mixing bowl and add remaining 1/4 cup cold butter. Mix on low speed until butter is melted.
Add 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar, 1 1/4 cup brown sugar, 1 tablespoon Vanilla and 3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt. Using a whisk attachment beat mixture until sugar is dissolved.
Note: I made this recipe with both a beater and a whisk attachment and found the whisk attachment left the blondies with a better texture.
Beat 2 whole eggs and 2 egg yolks together. Add egg mixture to butter/sugar mixture and beat on high speed for 30 seconds. Allow mixture to rest for 3 minutes.
Repeat mixing for 30 seconds and resting for 3 minutes until batter become thick and yellow.
Add 3/4 teaspoons baking soda and beat on high speed another 30 seconds. Allow mixture to rest 3 minutes.
On low mix in 2 3/4 cups all-purpose or whole wheat pastry flour until combined. Add chocolate chips and stir until well incorporated.
Spread evenly in prepared baking pan.
Bake in a 350 degree oven for 27-30 minutes or until lightly brown on the edges but still a little loose in the middle.
Brown Butter Blondies and crispy on the outside and soft in the center.
Remove from pan and slice into desired serving sizes.
These are great with a glass of milk or a large scoop of ice cream.
Brown Butter Blondies are a must make.
Oh my gosh is it bad I'm already ready to make a 3rd pan?
Enjoy guys! 

yield: 16
Nutrition facts: 378 calories, 23 grams fat
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Brown Butter Blondies

Blondies are a like a blonde brownie. The brown butter and chocolate chips make these incredible!
5 out of 5 based on 9 user ratings
prep time:15 MINScook time:30 MINStotal time:45 mins


  • 1 1/4 cups Cold Butter Plus More For Greasing Pan
  • 3/4 cup Granulated Sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 tablespoon Vanilla
  • 3/4 teaspoon Sea Salt
  • 2 whole Eggs
  • 2 whole Egg Yolks
  • 3/4 teaspoon Baking Soda
  • 2 3/4 cup All-Purpose or Whole Wheat Pastry Flour
  • 2 1/2 cups Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a 9"x13" pan and line with parchment paper. Butter parchment paper well with butter and set aside. If you don't have parchment available butter pan well. 
  2. In a small saucepan cook 1 cup butter until brown and nutty smelling. Swirl pan as needed to encourage even browning of butter. 
  3. Add butter to a mixing bowl and add remaining 1/4 cup butter cut into 1 tablespoon sized pieces. Mix until butter is melted. 
  4. Add both sugars, vanilla and salt. Using a whisk attachment beat until blended.
  5.  Beat together eggs and egg yolks. 
  6. Slowly pour egg mixture into sugar mixture. Beat on high speed for 30 seconds. 
  7. Allow mixture to rest for 3 minutes. Repeat beating mixture for 30 seconds and resting for 3 minutes until mixture becomes thick and pale. 
  8. Add baking soda and mix for 30 seconds on high. Scrape down the sides of bowl. 
  9. Allow mixture to rest 3 minutes. 
  10. Add flour and mix on low speed until combined. 
  11. Stir in chocolate chips and spread evenly in prepared pan. Bake 27-30 minutes or until lightly browned along the edges but still a little loose in the middle. 
  12. Allow blondies to cool before removing from pan and slicing.
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Brown Butter Blondies the perfect combination of a soft chewy brown butter chocolate chip cookie with crispy edges.


  1. Mmmmmm....we LOVE blondies!!! And with brown butter??? Even better!

  2. Yummmm, It looks wonderful! Yummilicious Clicks!

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  3. Those are the fudgiest cookie bars I've seen! Love the browned butter addition. Pinning!

    1. Thanks Mary! I think the brown butter makes them all the better!

    2. I love this recipe but I add butterscotch chips plus walnuts to my recipe they turn out just as yummy and crispy on the outside but the extra walnuts and butterscotch chips make them extra tasty

  4. I've made a similar bar that we're WILD time I'm going to have to add the chocolate chips too. Can't be more perfect than that!!!

  5. I'm making these, Serena! I think I'll send them to my son. He'll love these!!

  6. You had me at brown butter, I have never made a blondie before. I will have to try these for the next time we have refreshments at the church, they will be a sure fire hit!!

    1. You have to try a Blondie Tara you will love them! It's like an extra fudgy chocolate chip cookie!

  7. Hi there, these are amazing. Just wondering if you've ever tried them with just melted butter. I want to make a huge batch and don't have time to brown it. Would it work? Thanks again for the great recipe.

    1. Browning allows for the water in the butter to evaporate and also is what contributes to the flavor. It would work not to, but the flavor will change.

  8. Is this recipe easily doubled or tripled?

  9. These are the best blondies that I have ever made! Amazingly delicious and the brown butter really shines through! Will be making this recipe many times in the future :)

  10. If you double the recipe, what size of pan do you think you would need? Thanks so much��

    1. I would probably just do 2 pans at 9x13 other wise you would probably need a 1/2 sheet cake pan thats about 2" deep. You would have to watch the bake time to figure out the time adjustments. Thanks, Serena


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