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Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Okay if you enjoyed these cookie bars, you must try these! Browning butter adds a rich, nutty flavor that complements the sweetness of the chocolate chips.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

The Magic of Brown Butter

Browned butter is so delicious and you can add it to just about any recipe. Because you reduce water when browning butter, you might want to add about a tablespoon of water for every 1/2 cup butter that’s melted. Sometimes I forget to add the water and the recipe seems to be fine so I’ll let you decide whether or not to add the water.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

How to Make Brown Butter

Start with a fry or saute pan. Slice your butter into pieces and then add to your pan a melt over medium heat. Whisk the butter as it gets bubbly and begins to turn brown. Look for the amber color on the bottom of your pan. The butter will be foamy. Keep whisking so it does not burn. This takes 6-8 minutes.

Transfer to another bowl and allow to cool before using in this recipe.


Can I freeze chocolate chip cookie bars?

Yes! Chocolate chip cookie bars freeze well, in fact I freeze my leftovers routinely because I don’t I will nibble away at them until they are gone!

Why are my chocolate chip cookie bars hard?

Probably because you’ve over mixed your dough.

How do I know when my chocolate chip cookie bars are done?

They are done when ou notice the top is golden. Your cookie bars will continue to cook and “set” after they have been removed from the oven. Plan to serve your cookie bars about 30 minutes after removing from the oven.

Chocolate Chip Blondies

Chocolate Chip Blondies

The brown better gives these cookies a nutty flavor that really compliments the chocolate chips!


  • 1 cup or 2 sticks butter. Unsalted if you have it.
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg plus 1 egg yolk optional
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 2 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 tsp kosher salt
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1 cup semi sweet chocolate chips plus 1 - 8 ounce chocolate bar (I use dark chocolate) - or- you can use 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips


    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease a 9″ by 13″ baker and line the center with parchment paper.

    Make brown butter: Add butter to a sauce pan over medium heat. When the butter starts to boil, whisk to prevent from burning. Keep whisking until the mixture gets foamy, darkens, and separates. This will take 8 to 10 minutes. When finished, allow butter to cool slightly before using in recipe.

    In a large mixing bowl, add granulated, brown sugar, and brown butter. Stir to combine. You many stir by hand or mix with beaters. Don't overmix.

    Add egg (plus yolk if desired) and vanilla extract. Stir to combine.

    In a separate bowl, mix dry ingredients. Add to wet ingredients and stir to incorporate.

    Add chocolate chips and then spread in to baking pan.

    Bake for about 25 minutes. The blondies should be golden around the edges. Allow to cool for about 20 minutes prior to cutting.


    The cookies will 'set' after they are removed from the oven. They are gooey and so delicious!

    - Leslie

    - Leslie

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