Brown Butter White Chocolate Blondies


Wow, it has been a while since I wrote a post! A lot has happened over here at the Boyd household. Biggest happening is we moved! We bought a house in the burbs! We lived in Chicago for over 11 years and it was time to move on and get some space. So far we are loving it! The neighborhood is great and the neighbors are so nice, I’m glad everything worked out even during this pandemic! We sold our house for more than we expected and bought this house with money to spare 😉 Obviously I love Chicago so much and we will miss all our friends dearly, so at least we aren’t too far and can easily visit!

Ok, let’s talk about these brown butter blondies! Yum yum in your tum. If you’ve never made brown butter before it is a treat. It does take a lot longer than regular room temperature baking so just know that before going in. But I’m with you all the way! You won’t regret it I promise. So as always, read the entire recipe before starting and make sure you don’t burn that butter!

Let’s bake.

What you will need:

8 x 8 inch square bake dish, greased

1 1/2 sticks butter (3/4 cup)
1 cup light brown sugar
2 large eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
3/4 cup white chocolate chips

In a saucepan, brown the butter over low heat. This takes about 10 minutes. The butter will melt, then boil and foam and then brown but once it browns it can burn quickly so you have to keep an eye on it! Once the butter is browned, set aside to cool to room temperature.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Place the brown sugar in a medium bowl or mixing bowl. Beat the cooled brown butter and sugar until combined. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Slowly add in flour, baking powder and salt until combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.

Pour batter into prepared baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes or until edges are slightly brown. Allow to cool on a wire rack before cutting.


Store covered at room temp or in the fridge. 

Brown Butter Bourbon Cookies

I know, I know! That bottle of bourbon is almost empty! I should have just taken that last shot before taking the photo… But here we are… Super delicious, ooey gooey brown butter BOURBON cookies! These were a lot of fun to make because there are different steps you need to do and the cookie dough itself was fun to work with. I’m definitely going to be making these for Thanksgiving and Christmas because they have that perfect fall/winter vibe going on. Spices, brown butter and of course bourbon.

So, on to the recipe. Go ahead and start your ovens, get your aprons on and let’s bake!

Tip: Feel free to play around with different spices. All I had on hand when I made these was pumpkin pie spice so that’s what I used but if you have nutmeg and allspice or even cloves, feel free to use that!

What you will need:

Cookie sheet lined with parchment paper

2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon pumpkin pie spice
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup granulate sugar
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) of unsalted butter browned and cooled. See Note.
1 large egg
1 egg yolk
3 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 tablespoons bourbon

Note: To brown butter, cut into pieces and put into a small saucepan over medium heat. Allow to melt and then whisk constantly until browned. This will take almost 10 minutes so be patient. As soon as the butter turns brown, remove from heat and continue to whisk until cooled slightly.

Preheat oven to 325 degrees. In a bowl, whisk together flour, baking soda, spices and salt. Set aside. In another large bowl, beat both sugars and cooled brown butter. Add in eggs, vanilla and bourbon and beat until combined. Slowly beat in flour mixture until combined.

Scoop the dough onto prepared cookie sheet and bake for 9-12 minutes (depending on how big your cookies are) or until the sides are just beginning to brown. Cool on cookie sheet for 2-3 minutes before transferring to a wire rack to cool completely.

Store covered at room temp. Enjoy!


White Chocolate Brown Butter Blondies


Wow! These turned out better than I thought! They are so good and tasty and will definitely satisfy any sweet tooth or sugar craving. The only issue I have with them is I want to eat them all! I had 2 as soon as I was done taking pictures and I had to control myself not to eat another one. So, come on! Let’s go make these delicious bars…

What you will need:

9 inch square baking dish, greased and lined with parchment paper (leaving some overhang for easy removal)

1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1 cup white chocolate chips
Powdered sugar for dusting

Preheat oven to 325 degrees fahrenheit. In a bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, baking soda and salt. Set aside. In a small saucepan over medium heat, melt butter until just beginning to brown, stirring constantly. Allow to cool down a bit.

In another bowl, beat together browned butter, brown sugar and vanilla. Add in eggs and beat until combined. Slowly add in flour mixture until just combined. Fold in white chocolate chips.

Pour into prepared baking dish and bake for about 20 minutes. Cool on a wire rack for 10 minutes before pulling out by the parchment paper. Cool completely. Once cooled, dust powdered sugar on top. Cut into squares, serve and enjoy!

Makes 16 blondies. Store in an airtight container at room temp.