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Salted Browned Butter Blondies

Salted Browned Butter Blondies

Closely adapted from Stacy Adimondo
Course bar cookies
Cuisine dessert
Keyword blondies, browned butter
Author TheSpicedLife


  • 2 cups (255 g) AP flour
  • 1 t baking powder
  • 1 t salt
  • 1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 T vanilla
  • 1 1/2 cups total of chocolate chips and/or chopped nuts Alex chose to use half dark chocolate chips and half semisweet chocolate chips
  • coarse salt for salting the tops of the blondies


  1. Line a 9X13 pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat the oven to 350 F.
  3. Whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a large bowl. Set aside.
  4. Brown the butter in a medium stainless steel pan. Whisk constantly over medium high heat. When it turns reddish brown, remove from the heat immediately and whisk in the sugars. Whisk in the vanilla.
  5. If it has cooled enough to insert your finger into it, than also add the eggs, whisking immediately to prevent the eggs from cooking. If it is still too hot, place the pan in a cold water bath for a few minutes (I just fill my sink with cold water).
  6. Beat the butter sugar mixture until it is thick, smooth and shiny. Scrape the mixture into the flour mixture. Stir gently until the flour is totally absorbed.
  7. Once again, if the dough is so hot it will melt the chocolate chips, place it in a cold water bath. When it is just a little warm, fold in the chocolate chips and/or nuts.
  8. Scrape the dough into the prepared pan. Use a spatula to smooth the dough into all the corners of the pan, evenly.
  9. Sprinkle the top of the dough evenly with a little coarse salt.
  10. Bake for about 30 minutes, until the dough is golden brown, shiny and set. Remove from the oven and let cool completely in the pan, before removing by the parchment paper to a wooden cutting board to slice the bars.