Blonde Brownies

I made these blonde brownies for a game night recently and they were a big hit. Frankly, I would love to make these all of the time (by that I mean eat them all of the time), but then my husband and I would have them all to ourselves and who are we kidding… that would be dangerous!

I served them hot with vanilla ice cream on top. Changes I made included adding 3 handfuls of chocolate chips and baking it in a 9 x 13 inch baking dish instead of an 8 x 8. I baked them for 18 minutes. If you want them to be thicker then use an 8 x 8 and cook for a little longer.

Prep: 15 minutes

Cook: 18 – 30 minutes


  • 1 ½ sticks butter
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup light brown sugar
  • ½ cup dark brown sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Optional: chocolate chips, nuts, etc.


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Grease an 8 x 8 or 9 x 13 inch baking dish. Melt the butter in a medium, heavy-bottomed saucepan over medium heat; add both sugars and whisk until combined and sugar is melted, about 5 minutes. Remove from heat and set aside to cool slightly. Meanwhile, whisk together the flour, baking powder and salt in a medium bowl. Next, in a large bowl, whisk together the eggs and vanilla extract until combined. Slowly drizzle in the butter and sugar while whisking constantly. Then add the flour and whisk until just incorporated.  Pour batter into dish. Bake for 25-30 minutes (less time if you use a 9 x 13 inch pan) or until the top cracks slightly and a toothpick inserted in the middle comes out clean.

Happy Eating 🙂