Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies are the brownie-substitute you didn’t know you needed in your life! All you need for these delicious brown butter blondie treats is 1 bowl, 1 spatula and 20 minutes.

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chocolate chip blondie cut into square on white cutting board next to knife

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Take a break from boring brownies (just kidding, I LOVE brownies) with these easy and tasty browned butter chocolate chip blondies. They’re super quick to make and use minimal kitchen tools, which also means easy cleanup! Plus, they’re delicious — it’s a win-win situation.

The key to this homemade blondie recipe is the browned butter. And trust me, browned butter makes everything better, especially these chocolate chip blondies. I know it may seem like this extra step is unnecessary, but taking an extra 10 minutes to brown your butter before creating your batter really does make a world of difference in the flavor profile of these quick and easy blondies.

Ingredients

  • Unsalted butter
  • Light brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Egg
  • All purpose flour
  • Baking soda
  • Salt
  • Semi-sweet chocolate chips

top shot of dessert with chocolate chips in baking dish lined with foil

How to make Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

  1. Prep. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside until you’re ready to bake the browned butter chocolate chip blondies.
  2. Brown butter. Add butter to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook butter stirring continuously until it turns golden brown and smells nutty. This takes about 5-7 minutes.
  3. Cool mixture. Pour the butter into a large bowl along with both sugars and vanilla. Allow the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes.
  4. Mix in egg. Stir in the egg and mix until incorporated.
  5. Fold in dry ingredients. Fold in the flour, baking soda and salt. Try not to over mix.
  6. Add chocolate chips. Fold in the chocolate chips.
  7. Pour batter into pan. Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. They should look set on the top.
  8. Cool and serve! When the browned butter chocolate chip blondies come out of the oven, I let them sit for at least an hour to cool before serving.

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies cut into squares on white cutting board

Tips for making the perfect Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

  • Serve with ice cream. These browned butter chocolate chip blondies are best served warm with a big scoop of ice cream on top!
  • Check your saucepan. I recommend using a lighter colored saucepan when browning butter. It makes it easier to tell when the butter is browning and helps from burning the butter.
  • Blondie or brownie? There really isn’t much of a difference between these two delicious treats — just the flavor. Brownies are chocolate and blondies are, well, blonde yellow cakes and other non-chocolate batters.

It’s all about browning the butter

Browning the butter is easy and adds so much flavor to these browned butter chocolate chip blondies — don’t skip this step!

Simply heat the butter in a small saucepan over medium heat. Cook for about 5-7 minutes swirling the pan occasionally. After you have browned the butter stir it in with both sugars and vanilla. (I like to allow the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes before adding the egg). Fold in flour, baking soda, salt and spread the batter into an 8 x 8 pan. Cook in a 350 degree oven for 20 minutes. I like to slightly under bake mine so they are nice and soft on the inside.

PRO TIP: If your butter starts to foam in the saucepan while browning it, don’t worry — that’s supposed to happen! The foam will dissipate and you’ll know you’re finished when the butter starts to smell a little nutty.
top shot of Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies cut into square on white cutting board

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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 40 minutes
Servings: 9 blondies

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies are the brownie-substitute you didn't know you needed in your life! All you need for these delicious brown butter blondie treats is 1 bowl, 1 spatula and 10 minutes.

Ingredients

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter 1 stick
  • 1/2 cup light brown sugar
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup semi sweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 inch baking pan with aluminum foil and spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
  • Add butter to a medium saucepan and heat over medium heat. Cook butter stirring continuously until it turns golden brown and smells nutty. This takes about 5-7 minutes.
  • Pour the butter into a large bowl along with both sugars and vanilla. Allow the mixture to cool for a couple of minutes.
  • Stir in the egg and mix until incorporated.
  • Fold in the flour, baking soda and salt. Try not to over mix.
  • Fold in the chocolate chips.
  • Spread batter into the prepared pan and bake for 18-20 minutes. They should look set on the top.
  • Allow them to cool for at least and hour before slicing.
Nutrition Facts
Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 305 Calories from Fat 153
% Daily Value*
Fat 17g26%
Saturated Fat 10g63%
Cholesterol 46mg15%
Sodium 204mg9%
Potassium 123mg4%
Carbohydrates 36g12%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 23g26%
Protein 3g6%
Vitamin A 349IU7%
Calcium 27mg3%
Iron 2mg11%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Bars And Cookies, Blondies, Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies, Easy Desserts

Recipe adapted from Averie Cooks

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