Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies are soft, fudgy and full of chocolate in each bite! They’re easy to make and perfect for any occasion.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies cut into slices

These Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies are flavored with nutty brown butter, full of plenty of chocolate chips and topped with flaky sea salt. They’re soft, fudgy and super easy to make with no stand/hand mixer required!

Love brown butter? Try my Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Cookies, Brown Butter Cinnamon Rolls or Brown Butter Apple Blondies!

Ingredient Breakdown

All-purpose flour – gives the blondies structure.

Baking powder- helps give the blondies a little bit of lift.

Brown butter – provides flavor and structure. I always recommend using unsalted butter but salted butter works if that’s all you have on hand, just be sure to omit the 1/2 teaspoon of salt.

Brown sugar – provides sweetness, texture and flavor.

Eggs and egg yolk – binds the ingredients and provides structure. Extra egg yolk helps make blondies rich and chewy.

Salt and vanilla extract – enhances flavor. Always use pure vanilla extract instead of imitation for best flavor.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies cut into slices

How To Make Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

1. Brown the butter: Cut the butter into cubes and place into a small pot. Heat on medium, stirring occasionally. The butter will bubble and foam until it reaches a light brown color, has little browned bits on the bottom and smells nutty and delicious. This happens quickly so don’t walk away from it! Pour browned butter into a heat proof bowl then set aside to cool for 15 minutes.

2. Make the Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies: in a small bowl whisk the all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.

3. In a medium bowl whisk the brown sugar and brown butter until well combined.

4. Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract then whisk until combined.

5. Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until almost combined leaving a few streaks of flour. Fold in the chocolate chips until just combined then pour the batter into a parchment lined 8×8 inch pan. Top with extra chocolate chips and flaky sea salt if desired.

Brown Butter Blondie batter in a bowl

6. Bake the blondies at 350°F for 25 minutes or until the center is just set. Cool on a wire rack.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies in an 8x8 inch pan

Pro Tips For Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

  • Weigh your ingredients using a kitchen scale! Measuring ingredients by volume is not accurate; baking is a science after all!
  • Don’t overmix the batter after adding the flour. There should still be streaks of flour when you add the chocolate chips.
  • Don’t be tempted to over bake these. They will still be a little gooey when you remove them from the oven but they’ll continue to bake as they cool.
  • Use a metal pan! Glass pans retain heat for longer resulting in unevenly baked blondies.
  • Make sure your parchment paper hangs over the sides of the pan for easy removal after baking!
  • Sprinkle with flaky sea salt before baking. I like this brand.
  • Press extra chocolate chips on top of the blondies before baking to make them look pretty.

Frequently Asked Questions


What’s The Difference Between a Blondie and a Brownie?

Blondies have the same rich and fudgy texture as a brownie except they’re made without cocoa powder. They rely on vanilla extract and brown sugar for their flavor.

What Is Brown Butter?

Brown butter is just regular butter that has been cooked until the water evaporates which allows the milk solids to become toasted. This process gives the butter a delicious nutty flavor (and smell) that makes any dessert extra delicious.

Can This Blondie Recipe Be Doubled?

Yes just use a 9×13 inch pan and increase the bake time.

Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies cut into slices

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Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Maria Azzarelli
Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies are soft, fudgy and full of chocolate in each bite! They're easy to make and perfect for any occasion.
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Prep Time 25 minutes
Cook Time 25 minutes
Total Time 50 minutes
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 9 large blondies
Calories 366 kcal

Equipment

  • 8×8 inch pan

Ingredients
  

  • 170 g (3/4 cup) unsalted butter, cubed
  • 150 g (1 1/4 cups) all-purpose flour
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¼ tsp baking powder
  • 200 g (1 cup) brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 egg yolk
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 128 g (3/4 cup) chocolate chips
  • extra chocolate chips for topping (optional)
  • flaky sea salt for topping (optional)

Instructions
 

Brown The Butter

  • Cut the butter into cubes and place into a small pot. Heat on medium, stirring occasionally. The butter will bubble and foam until it reaches a light brown color, has little browned bits on the bottom and smells nutty and delicious. This happens quickly so don't walk away from it! Pour browned butter into a heat proof bowl then set aside to cool for 15 minutes.

Blondie Batter

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Grease an 8×8 pan and line with parchment paper.
  • In a small bowl whisk the all-purpose flour, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a medium bowl whisk the brown sugar and brown butter until well combined.
  • Add the egg, egg yolk and vanilla extract then whisk until combined.
  • Fold the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients until almost combined leaving a few streaks of flour. Fold in the chocolate chips until just combined then pour the batter the prepared pan. Top with extra chocolate chips and flaky sea salt if desired.
  • Bake the blondies for 25 minutes or until the center is just set. Cool on a wire

Video

Notes

  • Weigh your ingredients using a kitchen scale! Measuring ingredients by volume is not accurate.
 
  • Butter: I recommend using unsalted butter. You can use salted butter, just be sure to omit the 1/2 tsp salt.
 
 
  • Store Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies in an airtight container for up to 3 days at room temperature.
 
  • Nutrition: the provided nutritional information is an estimate per serving. Please read my Nutrition Disclaimer for more information.
Calories: 366kcalCarbohydrates: 44gProtein: 3gFat: 21gSaturated Fat: 13gPolyunsaturated Fat: 1gMonounsaturated Fat: 4gTrans Fat: 1gCholesterol: 80mgSodium: 158mgPotassium: 102mgFiber: 0.4gSugar: 30gVitamin A: 528IUCalcium: 48mgIron: 1mg
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