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Brown Butter Blondies

I’m not sure what exactly qualifies something as a blondie as opposed to a brownie, or a cookie bar.  Is it just that it doesn’t use cocoa powder so it has a light brown color rather than a dark brown color?  Is it texture? In any case, I would call these more of cookie bars rather than brownies, but the name really doesn’t matter.

Side note: These treats were made for my dear friend Alli who is currently 33+ weeks pregnant with TWIN girls! (I think her husband ate a few too) Go check out her blog and send good thoughts her way for a relaxing next few weeks and an easy, natural delivery when the day comes! 

These were simple enough that I had everything I would need already on hand but still a little bit of a twist from generic chocolate chip cookie bars.  They are from Bran Appetit, and you can find the recipe here.  I haven’t spent too much time on Brandi’s site yet, but I already have a bunch of things that I want to make!  You will definitely see more from Bran Appetit in the future. 🙂

Brown Butter Blondies

These were pretty good.  They did taste a little different than normal chocolate chip cookie bars, which is what I was hoping for.  I am definitely not a pro at browning butter though, so that aspect may have been a tiny bit burnt…..the blondies did not taste burnt, but my burners are so cranky that it was once it started to brown it went fast. Next time I will hopefully have better luck with the browning.

Ease: B, the browning is a little tricky, but after that it is easy.
Taste: A- I didn’t love them, but they were good, and definitely a step up from normal chocolate chip bars.

Would I make them again? I’m not sure.  I don’t know that they are different enough, or delicious enough for me to need to make them again.

3 Responses

  1. so glad you tried them! i love that they taste a little different than regular cookie bars 🙂 they look great!

  2. Brown butter is complex! It’s supposed to be like a nutty, rich butter flavor. Sometimes I like it, sometimes…. eh. I’d DEFINITELY help eat these, though!

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