If you’re wondering why my blog is titled “Books & Blondies,” here you go.
This is my current favorite recipe and it’s perfect for any occasion. Feel free to swap out the chocolate chunks for any other mix-in—like other types of chocolate, candy (M&Ms?), or nuts. Or all of the above!
12 tbsp salted butter
1 ½ cups packed brown sugar (I like a mix of dark and light brown sugar—do all dark brown sugar if you want an extra rich taste)
1 ½ tsp vanilla extract
1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
1 tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
1 ½ cups chocolate chips or chunks (or any mix-in of your choice, like candies or other flavored chips)
- Preheat oven to 350°F and line a 9×13 baking dish with parchment paper.
- Melt butter in a saucepan, stirring frequently until golden brown. Small brown flecks will appear at the bottom of the pan and the butter will smell nutty. Let cool.
- In the bowl of a stand mixer (or large mixing bowl if using a hand mixer), combine melted butter and brown sugar. Since the butter is melted, these ingredients won’t cream together and become light and fluffy, so just mix until combined.
- Add eggs and vanilla, beat to combine.
- Reduce mixer to low; add flour, baking powder, and salt.
- Add in chocolate chunks or desired mix-in and stir just until combined.
- Spread batter into lined baking dish.
- Bake for 18-22 minutes or until golden brown, rotating halfway.
- Take out of oven and let cool before cutting.
Recipe adapted from Elisabeth & Butter.