Brown Butter Bourbon Blondies

"Blondies, elevated! These have the perfect balance of sweet and salt, they’re buttery but not oily, with that slight crackly top, and the brown butter and bourbon add incredible depth to each bite."
-- @lalalunchbox
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Prep time 20mins
Cook time 30mins
Serves or Makes: 24 blondies

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  • 2 sticks unsalted, softened butter
  • 1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons bourbon
  • 1 teaspoon flake salt
  • 2 cups all purpose flour
  • 1 cup chocolate chips


  • Step 1

    Preheat the oven to 350F. Line a 9x13 baking dish with parchment.

  • Step 2

    Place butter in a saucepan on high heat and turn down to medium when it begins to bubble at the sides. Keep it on the heat even after it’s completely melted. Stir occasionally and wait for it to start forming brown bits on the bottom of the pan. Pour butter into a large bowl, and make sure to include those bits. Let cool for five minutes.

  • Step 3

    Add brown sugar, vanilla extract, bourbon and eggs to the butter and whisk to combine.

  • Step 4

    Sprinkle the salt all over the batter and stir to combine.

  • Step 5

    Add the flour slowly until it’s completely mixed in.

  • Step 6

    Finally, mix in the chocolate chips.

  • Step 7

    Once thoroughly combined, pour into your prepared dish and bake for 30 minutes. Let cool for 10 minutes before cutting.

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