Archive for January 1st, 2011

Brown Butter Blondies

There seems to have been a lot of recipe talk about browned butter in the last couple of months.  I have seen multiple recipes and decided to give one a try.  I made this for our chili/soup/game night back in November for one of the desserts and it was a HUGE hit! 

These bars are rich and moist!  Our guests kept going back for them again and again so this recipe is definitely a keeper.  I found it on the website, My Baking Addiction, which is one of my favorites.

1 1/4 cups (2 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter

2 1/4 cups all purpose flour

1 1/2 tsp baking powder

1 1/2 tsp salt

2 cups packed light brown sugar

1/2 cup granulated sugar

3 large eggs

2 1/2 tsp vanilla extract

1 cup butterscotch chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Grease a 9×13” baking pan.  Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper; grease and flour the parchment paper or spray with non-stick cooking spray.

In a saucepan over medium heat, cook the butter until it turns golden brown; remove from heat and let cool while you prepare the other ingredients.  (Note: I probably could have cooked the butter a little longer, but I was scared it would burn.)



Sift together the flour, baking powder and salt.  In the bowl of an electric mixer, combine browned butter and both sugars.



Add the eggs.  Beat on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 3 minutes.



Stir in the vanilla extract.  Add the flour mixture until thoroughly combined.  Fold in the butterscotch chips.  Pour into the prepared pan.

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Bake for 35 to 40 minutes or until a tester inserted in the center comes out clean.  Cool completely before slicing the bars.  ENJOY!!


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