Brown Butter Blondies
Recipe type: Slice
Cuisine: United States
Serves: 9 large squares
  • 170g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter
  • 1-1/2 cups firmly packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour (I used organic flour)
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup white baking chips (I used 2/3rds cup)
  • Optional: 1 cup coarsely chopped pecans or macadamias, toasted
  1. Melt butter in heavy 2-quart saucepan over medium-high heat. Continue cooking, watching closely, 5 minutes or until butter foams and turns deep golden brown. Immediately remove from heat; pour into bowl. Refrigerate 15 minutes.
  2. Heat oven to 375°F. Line 13x9-inch (I used an 8 inch square pan to make a higher slice) baking pan with aluminum foil, extending foil over edges. Spray bottom of foil-lined pan with no-stick cooking spray; set aside.
  3. Add brown sugar, egg and vanilla to cooled browned butter; mix well. Add flour, baking powder and salt; stir just until combined. Stir in pecans (if using) and white baking chips. Spread into prepared pan.
  4. Bake for about 20 minutes* or until golden brown around edges and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean. Cool completely.
  5. Lift blondies from pan, using foil ends. Cut into squares and serve cold (or warmed slightly in the microwave), with whipped cream or ice cream.
*Baking time may be more or less, depending on the size of your pan. I used an 8 inch square pan in order to make a thicker slice, but it took almost half an hour to bake.
Recipe by The Kiwi Cook at