Glazed Brown Butter Blondies

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I finally did it. I made the best blondie recipe ever. EVER. Chewy, dense, melt in your mouth and with brown butter through and through.

I give you Brown Butter Blondies.

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I married my favorite things of late: brown butter and blondies.

After the first bite, I knew I hit the gold mine so I decided to add the brown butter glaze. I mean, why not? Whit such a treat it’s “go all in or not at all”!

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These blondies are ridiculously easy to make. The only hard part is to wait for them to cool down. And you have to! These are baked for no longer than 20 minutes. Actually, the magic number for me was 19 minutes. Pull them out, set on a wooden cutting board and walk away. WALK AWAY!

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Trust me. It’s totally worth it. You will swoon over these as soon as the first bite melts in your mouth. Brown butter brown sugar blondie base topped with the easiest and outrageously delicious glaze.

See my Brown Butter Chocolate Chip Cookies for a quick how-to on browning butter.

Glazed Brown Butter Blondies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time: 18 minutes

Total Time: 38 minutes

Yield: 8"x8" pan; 16 squares or 32 triangle bites

The best blondies you will ever have! Brown butter through and through. Frosting optional but highly recommended.

Ingredients

  1. for blondies:
  2. 1 c all-purpose unbleached flour
  3. 1/2 tsp baking powder
  4. 1/8 tsp baking soda
  5. 1/2 tsp salt
  6. 1/2 c ( 8Tbsp, 1 stick ) unsalted butter
  7. 1 c packed dark brown sugar
  8. 1 large egg
  9. 1 tsp vanilla extract
  10. for glaze:
  11. 1 c confectioners' sugar
  12. 5 Tbsp unsalted butter
  13. 1 tsp milk ( or more if needed )

Instructions

  1. Spray 8" square baking dish with cooking spray. Line with parchment paper and spray the paper. Set aside.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  3. In a medium mixing bowl, whisk together the dry ingredients ( flour, baking powder, soda and salt ).
  4. In a medium saucepan brown 8 tablespoons of butter. Take of the heat and add brown sugar. Whisk until combined. Let cool slightly.
  5. Add egg and whisk well.
  6. Add vanilla extract and whisk again.
  7. Add the dry ingredients all at once and fold in gently with a spatula. Do not over mix. The batter will be thick and sticky.
  8. Spread in prepared baking dish.
  9. Bake 18 to 20 minutes, but no longer than that. Let cool completely before frosting.
  10. For the glaze: sift the confectioners' sugar into a small mixing bowl. Brown the remaining 6 tablespoons of butter. Add to sugar and whisk well. It may look crumbled. Add milk, one teaspoon at a time, until you reach drizzling but still thick consistency. Spread over cooled blondies. Cut into squares or triangles.

Notes

For me the magic number was to bake them for exactly 19 minutes. Let them cool completely before frosting and cutting.

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Please, make these.

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xoxo,

Anna

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  • Patty

    Wow, beautiful photos! Your blondie recipe sounds like a winner;-)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      It really is! Thanks, Patty :)

  • curryandcomfort

    Wow.. they look incredible. :) Well done my friend. I know you are having a sugar rush in Blondie heaven. :)

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yes, I am :) Thanks, my friend!

  • http://twitter.com/Tutti_Dolci Tutti Dolci

    Love all the brown butter in these, Anna! You can’t go wrong with that magic ingredient :) .

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Nope! Gotta love brown butter! Thanks, Laura :)

  • Jennie @themessybakerblog

    I want these blondies in my mouth now. Not only do I want them, but I need them. They look amaze balls!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol You are such a sweetie, Jennie! :) Thank you!

  • Amanda @ Once Upon a Recipe

    You had me a browned butter, Anna. Oy, they look deliciously chewy!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Brown butter rocks! :) Thank you, Amanda!

  • http://twitter.com/SallysBakeBlog Sally

    brown sugar and butter – putting the two together gives SUCH an impeccable flavor Anna! And I adore blondies. I like them much more than brownies! These look SO dense and soft. And the glaze – always need glaze. I love your photos!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I feel the same about blondies. And these are the best I have ever had. You will love them, Sally! Thank you!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Thanks, Megan!

  • http://twitter.com/MySFKitchen My SF Kitchen

    I used to eat blondies all the time in college, this brings back memories! I will have to try this really soon! YUMM!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Thank you so much, Kristianne!

  • Kate | Food Babbles

    “chewy, dense, melt in your mouth”… those words literally made my mouth water. Really, you had me at “brown butter” These blondies sound amazing!!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      They really are mouth-watering. I hope you will give them a try. :) Thank you, Kate!

  • http://twitter.com/CookingQuidnunc Cooking Quidnunc

    These look super delicious!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you!

  • http://profiles.google.com/lizzy.do Lizzy Do

    I just made brown butter blondies, too…but added a few things to mine. I will have to try your version with the yummy glaze next!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, I can’t wait to see yours! Thanks, Lizzy!

  • Paula @ Vintage Kitchen

    Brown butter and blondies, absolute favorites, I agree! I think the baking time is crucial, will try paying more attention to it, I always seem to forget with brownies and cookies, so they never turn out the same twice! That first pic is fantastic

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Paula! You are right, timing is very important when making blondies. Hope you will give these a try!

  • cupcakekalechip

    These sound ridiculous! Pinning to a shared Browned Butter board, for all browned butter fans to see!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Woah! You have Brown Butter board?? Off to check it out!!! Thanks!

  • Anne B

    Wow, Anna! I know brown butter makes everything better. But you totally nailed it with these blondies! They look just beautiful. I am certain I could not walk away!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Awww, thank you so much, sweet Anne :)

  • http://www.a-kitchen-addiction.com/ Jessica_AKitchenAddiction

    Anna, you are amazing! These blondies are perfect by themselves and then you go and add that incredible glaze!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Jessica!

  • Danielle Giannandrea

    Oh. My. God. These look so delicious! The best part is that I have all the ingredients on hand. I’ll be making these soon. I love blondies and brown butter! This recipe could be dangerous : )

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Oooh, don’t I know! :) Let me know what you think, Danielle! Thanks!

  • Laura Dembowski

    I love blondies. They’re one of my favorite treats! I bet these are even better with that glaze.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      The base is fabulous on it’s own but I just love to glaze treats :) Thanks, Laura!

  • Nancy

    Anna, I love eating blondies but never feel that the ones I make are very good. I probably haven’t found the right recipe yet so I can’t wait to try yours – this looks so dense, moist ‘n chewy. Just what the perfect blondie should be!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      It took me some experimenting to find the perfect ones. This is it! If you do try them, please let me know what you think. Thanks, Nancy!

  • Serena Bakes Simply

    Mmmm.. These look amazing as always Anna! Pure heaven! I hope you had a wonderful weekend!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thank you, Serena! Hope you had a great one too!

  • http://twitter.com/bestofthislife Emily Smith

    Oh my, these look so yummy!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Emily!

  • http://damndelicious.tumblr.com/ Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious

    Oh my goodness – these look so sinful!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      :) Thank you, Chung-Ah!

  • http://twitter.com/HipFoodieMom1 Alice Choi

    Oh my goodness!! I am so trying this recipe. . brown butter + blondies? LOVE this!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      They are the best I have ever had. :) Thank you, Alice!

  • http://www.facebook.com/hayleyparker08 Hayley Parker

    Anna, these blondies are out. of. this. world!! Just so you know, I have a die-hard blondie obsession, okay? They’re my preferred dessert over cookies, brownies and the like! And adding brown butter and that luscious glaze on top is both totally brilliant and scary dangerous for a blondie fiend like myself!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Yay! Me too! I am so glad they are getting more popular and more spotlight. I hope you will try these. Thanks, Hayley!

  • CrunchyCreamySw

    Wow! That sounds like quite the challenge. But I know you will do awesome and hopefully will still have a chance to try these :) Thanks, Jen!

  • domesticfits

    OMG. I’m sort of glad these are nowhere near me, I would eat the entire pan and gain 100 pounds. Dangerously delicious looking.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Okay, so maybe I won’t admit how many pans of these I made so far ;) Thanks, Jackie!

  • Cathy Pollak – NoblePig.com

    These sound crazy amazing…wow. I want to scrape off that icing and eat it with a fork!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Guilty of doing so! :) Thanks, Cathy!

  • gerryspeirs

    Dang it, why didn’t I think of this…because I’m not as smart as you ;) Amazing blondies..

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      lol I have seen some pretty creative brownie concoctions on your site, Gerry! Glad you like the blondies! Thank you!

  • http://twitter.com/BakerByNature Ashley

    Oooooooh how I love blondies! And with browned butter in the mix?! I’m sure to love these babies.

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      I think you will, Ashley! :) Thank you!

  • http://www.wearenotmartha.com wearenotmartha

    Wow, I totally believe you that these are the best blondies ever. They SO look like it!!

    Sues

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Sues!

  • http://www.thecomfortofcooking.com Georgia The Comfort of Cooking

    These look amazing! Mmmm!

    • CrunchyCreamySw

      Thanks, Georgia!

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  • Emily @ Life on Food

    I want to sink my teeth into one of these NOW. Yum, yum!

  • http://www.averiecooks.com/ Averie Cooks

    They look wonderful! I made dark brown sugar blondies (that were more dark than blonde!) with butterscotch a couple mos ago & still think about them. These are gorgeous and perfect in every way! Love the browned butter!

  • http://justforfoodies.blogspot.com/ Colette

    Look @ those teeth-marks!
    I must have these!!

  • Chrissy

    Oh my goodness, these are absolutely AMAZING!! I could have eaten the whole pan myself. Thank you for sharing your recipe!

  • http://www.cookingwithheidi.com/ Motownkittys

    Sounds divine.