Wednesday, June 1, 2011

Browned Butter Blondies

I found this recipe last week and it immediately went to the top of my to-bake list.  I had all the ingredients, so this morning I made these to take to working wardrobes with me.  We have a big event coming up on Sunday called Blue Jeans & Swing if anyone lives in the Orange County area and wants to attend a great fundraiser that helps men and women in crisis get back to work.   Ill be there volunteering and will probably whip up a yummy treat to bring with me.  Anyway, back to the recipe, its amazing!! It has a very nutty aroma and flavor but it sweet and gooey.  I have only every made 3 types of Blondie's but I think this one is the best!  Its amazing with the toffee bits and walnuts and the browned butter and all the sugar... and vanilla!  You seriously cant go wrong with that flavor combination.  So good!!  I think everyone who tried one today will agree with me...

Browned Butter Blondie's - Adapted from Indulge Bakery
Yield - 24 squares
1 1/4 Cups (2 1/2 sticks) Unsalted Butter, plus more for pan

2 1/4 Cups Flour, plus more for pan
1 1/2 Teaspoons Baking Powder
1 1/2 Teaspoons Salt
2 Cups Light Brown Sugar, packed
1/2 Cup Sugar
3 Eggs
2 1/2 Teaspoons Vanilla
1 Cup Chopped Walnuts (about 4 ounces)
1 Cup Toffee Bits

  1. Preheat oven to 350. Butter a 9-by-13-inch baking pan. Line bottom of pan with parchment paper; butter and flour parchment paper.  I just baked it in the pan.
  2. In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the butter until it turns golden brown; this happens quick so be cautious, remove from heat, and let cool. 
  3. Whisk together flour, baking powder, and salt. 
  4. In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine browned butter and both sugars; stir with a wooden spoon until combined. Attach bowl to mixer; add eggs. Using the paddle attachment, beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes. 
  5. Add vanilla, and beat to combine. Add flour mixture, walnuts, and toffee bits. Mix until thoroughly combined, and pour into prepared pan.  Smooth out with a spatula.
  6. Bake until a cake tester inserted in the center comes out clean, 30 to 35 minutes (do not over bake). Transfer to a wire rack to cool completely before turning out of pan onto a cutting board. Peel off parchment paper; cut Blondie's into 2-inch squares.
  7. Enjoy!!


  1. Yay, I'm glad you liked them! I am dying to make another batch but these completely kill my willpower they're so good. :)

  2. Saw this on Sweets for a Saturday and have to bookmark this - I'm on a browned butter obsession. Looks yummy.

  3. oh this looks wonderful! i'd love it if you did a guest post sometime!

  4. I love blondies but have never thought about making them with brown butter. That sounds delicious!

  5. Oh my goodness! Definitely bookmarking this recipe! Thanks so much for sharing! I happened to stumble across your blog and I LOVE it! I love making new blog friends! I am your newest follower and would love it if you would check out my blog and follow me too! Thanks!

  6. Mmm! Definitely bookmarking these! They sound amazing! Thanks for sharing :)

  7. Oh yum, these look great! Awesome photos :) Hope you can swing by and link this up to my sweet treats party today!

  8. Thanks for linking this to Bake With Bizzy. I am planning to make them, this afternoon.

  9. just saw you via bizzy- and this recipe looks great! i did a similar one to yours (just a bit less butter) and added chocolate chips, but then maybe they couldn't be called blondies any more...

  10. Ooohh, that browned butter would make those blondies amazing. By the way, I also made the chocolate peanut butter marbled banana bread I saw on your blog and posted it on mine -

  11. brown butter, toffee AND brown sugar?? I'm drooling! That is PERFECTION!

  12. yum yum yum. Love browned butter...and brown sugar...and walnuts. These sound like perfection. Thanks for the recipe!!