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Brown Butter Cookie Butter Blondies

January 3, 2014

Because you can only bring so many vegetable platters to a party before something has to give.

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I brought the asparagus to a party on New Year’s Eve, and the blondies to a party on New Year’s day.  I wonder if that says something about how 2014 is going to go?  It probably says something about that resolution I made to, um, eat less sugar.

Whoops.

These bad boys are worth it though. And now we have a half-empty (half-full?) jar of cookie butter in the pantry that just begs to be eaten by the spoonful during our nightly episode(s) of Breaking Bad

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So. Good.   As is Breaking Bad.  As are these blondies. 

Brown Butter Cookie Butter Blondies

Ingredients:

1 cup all purpose flour

1/2 tsp. baking powder

1/8 tsp. baking soda

1/2 tsp. salt

5 tbsp. butter

1 cup granulated sugar

1 large egg

1 egg yolk

1 tbsp. vanilla extract

3/4 cup Biscoff Spread

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.  Spray an 8×8 baking dish with nonstick spray.

In a mixing bowl, combine flour, powder, soda, and salt. Set aside.

In a small saucepan, melt butter over medium heat.  Once melted, continue to cook 2-3 minutes until butter starts to brown but NOT burn—watch carefully to avoid burning your butter! When butter is browning, it will foam up, and then tiny brown specks will begin to form.  If the specks turn black, you’ve burnt the butter and will need to start over.  Once butter is browned, set aside.

In a separate mixing bowl, combine sugar, egg, egg yolk, and vanilla.  Add brown butter and Biscoff spread and mix well to combine.

Add wet ingredients to the flour bowl, and mix well to combine.  The dough will be very thick and almost solid.  Transfer to baking dish.  You might need to use the back of a spoon or spatula to help press the dough down and spread it out so that it is distributed evenly throughout the pan.

Bake for 25 minutes, then remove from oven.  Careful not to overbake!

Allow to cool FULLY before cutting into squares—cutting before fully cooled will yield very crumbly blondies.

Brown butter:

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Blondies:

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Regular blondies are pretty dang good.  Adding brown butter and cookie butter into the mix makes them…well, phenomenal. 

What do you have on the agenda today? We have a doctor’s appointment, Little Gym, and then our nanny is coming this afternoon so that we can actually prep for next semester, which starts—oh, you know—next week.  Ugh.  Is it summer yet?

Winking smile

One Comment leave one →
  1. itzyskitchen permalink
    January 3, 2014 3:40 pm

    Um yum!!! Sounds like a pretty good day (minus the drs). I went to the gym, did housework, getting my hair done, playdate then dinner at home!

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