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Brown Butter Blondies with Sea Salt - Sugary & Buttery

Brown Butter Blondies with Smoked Sea Salt

  • Author: Melina Thompson
  • Prep Time: 15
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 9 1x



  • 1/2 cup unsalted Challenge butter
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 tsp baking powder
  • 1 tsp sea salt (optional: smoked sea salt)
  • 1 cup light brown sugar 
  • 1/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs


  • Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom of an 8×8 baking dish with parchment paper.

  • Make the brown butter: In a small pan set over medium heat, melt the butter and cook until it turns brown and smells nutty, about 5 minutes. Try not to walk away from the butter, as it can go from brown to burned very quickly. Pour the brown butter into a large mixing bowl and let it cool slightly.

  • Whisk together the flour, baking powder, and ¾ teaspoons of the sea salt to combine.

  • Add both sugars to the brown butter and mix on medium speed with a hand mixer until well combined, about 2 minutes.

  • Add the eggs and beat for another 2 minutes, until the mixture has lightened in color.

  • With the mixer on low, slowly add the flour mixture, mix just until the flour is fully mixed in.

  • Pour the mixture into the prepared pan and sprinkle with remaining sea salt.

Keywords: blondies, sea salt, brown butter, brown sugar, bar

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