Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

It’s been over 3 years since I’ve blogged about a recipe with browned butter.

I was craving that rich, deep, almost nutty flavor that it lends and knew it would be perfect in a pan of blondies.

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies - Super soft, slightly chewy, loaded with chocolate chips, and the browned butter takes them to the next level!! Fast, easy, no-mixer recipe that you HAVE to try!!

For these very soft, gooey, slightly chewy, brown buttery blondies that are loaded with chocolate chips, I called upon my trusty blondie base.

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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies - Super soft, slightly chewy, loaded with chocolate chips, and the browned butter takes them to the next level!! Fast, easy, no-mixer recipe that you HAVE to try!!

It’s an easy recipe to memorize because everything is ‘one’. In the 1 bowl used, add 1 stick butter that’s been browned, whisk in 1 egg, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 cup flour. For this version there’s 1 cup chocolate chips.

These are some of the best blondies I’ve made in ages. The tender dough with rich browned butter flavor, a crackly top almost like brownies have, and the melted chocolate chips is an irresistible combination.

Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies - Super soft, slightly chewy, loaded with chocolate chips, and the browned butter takes them to the next level!! Fast, easy, no-mixer recipe that you HAVE to try!!

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Browned Butter Chocolate Chip Blondies

I was craving that rich, deep, almost nutty flavor that it lends and knew it would be perfect in a pan of blondies. For these very soft, gooey, slightly chewy, brown buttery blondies that are loaded with chocolate chips, I called upon my trusty blondie base. When I want an easy, fuss-free, one-bowl, no-mixer recipe that I know everyone will love, it’s my go-to. It’s an easy recipe to memorize because everything is ‘one’. In the 1 bowl used, add 1 stick butter that's been browned, whisk in 1 egg, 1 cup of brown sugar, 1 tablespoon vanilla, 1 cup flour, and1 cup chocolate chips. These are some of the best blondies I've made in ages. The tender dough with rich browned butter flavor, a crackly top almost like brownies have, and the melted chocolate chips is an irresistible combination.

Yield: one 8x8 pan, 9 to 12 generous squares

Prep Time: 10 minutes

Cook Time: about 20 minutes

Total Time: about 90 minutes, for cooling

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter (1 stick), browned
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 scant cup all-purpose flour (I used 1 cup minus 2 tablespoons)
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt, or to taste
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350F. Line an 8-by-8-inch baking pan with aluminum foil, spray with cooking spray; set aside.
  2. To a large skillet add the butter and heat over medium heat to melt, stirring nearly continuously or swirling the pan. Butter will melt, foam, turn clear, golden, turn brown, and then will smell nutty. As soon at the butter begins to turn brown and there are a few brown specks (but not black), take the pan off the heat, pour butter into a large bowl, and continue to stir for about 1 minute, to ensure carryover heat doesn't continue to cook and subsequently burn the already browned butter. Set aside to cool for 10 minutes so you don't scramble the egg.
  3. Add the egg, brown sugar, vanilla, and whisk until smooth.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and stir until just combined, don't overmix.
  5. Add the chocolate chips and stir to combine.
  6. Turn batter out into prepared pan, smoothing the top lightly with a spatula, and bake for about 20 minutes, or until top is set in center and done; don't overbake. Blondies firm up as they cool. A toothpick test is unreliable because you will likely hit melted chocolate but if you hit a patch of dough, the toothpick should come out clean, or with a few moist crumbs, but no batter. Place pan on a wire rack to cool for at least 1 hour before slicing and serving. Blondies will keep airtight at room temperature for up to 1 week, or in the freezer for up to 6 months.
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32 comments

  1. I made blondies for today, too! So your amazing pics are making me head straight for them. Love that we’re in sync today, chica!

  2. Browned butter does amazing things to anything sweet… and there is no substitution for that distinct flavor. These sound great–classic blondies with a little extra sophisitication!

  3. Whoa! Can you send a few batches to Telluride, pretty please?!

  4. I’ve never browned butter–shameful, I know!  I think it has to do with my innate laziness.   I think I need to bump up my game to experience this deliciousness!  

  5. THREE YEARS?!?!  How is that even possible?!?!

  6. I can drink brown butter so I know these are the best!

  7. Have you ever made a You-Tube on how to brown butter????

    • No I have not but I’m sure plenty of others have! Also if you google for step by step pictures of it, I know that exists. It just happens so fast there’s no way I could pause to grab my camera every 10 seconds!

  8. I love brown butter, and with the brown sugar, they look perfect!

  9. I’m currently feeling very out of the loop because I’ve never tried a blondie before! I already know with certainty that I would love these though, there are literally no words to describe how good these look. 

  10. Browned butter does amazing things to anything sweet

  11. Do you think it would be fine to substitute the chocolate chips for Mini Eggs to make it Easter themed?

  12. So me and my sis are craving these and ran down the stairs to make them only to find out that we don’t have brown sugar… Yikes! We can’t substitute white sugar for it can we? >.<
    I've tried other recipes of yours including some with browned butter abs they are all amazing! Thank you for sharing your talent with us! :)

  13. Browned butter makes everything better!!  I feel like these blondies are going to easily be one of my favorites!!

  14. These look so yummy, I’m going to save this recipe! I didn’t even know browned butter was a thing!
    Aleeha xXx

  15. Averie-your blondie recipes are my absolute FAVORITE!! Just wanted to let you know :) Keep up all the great baking and the photos you are AMAZING.

  16. Also I really need to try browned butter next time in my bars!!

  17. I LOVE EVERYTHING ABOUT THESE BLONDIES!

  18. Your brown butter vanilla cake was life changing. So simple and so delicious. Had to check out the other brown butter recipes on your site. I have these in the over and if the batter is any indication they will be equally amazing. Thanks!

  19. Thank you for this recipe! I have made these so many times! They are absolutely delicious and the brown butter flavor is an awesome touch. I made them for my parents and a huge batch for a party at my job and everyone devoured them! This recipe is so easy too so I keep going back to it for a quick, but delicious dessert!

  20. I made these yesterday and the brown sugar is grainy……..what did I do wrong?

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