Salted Pecan Brown Butter Blondies

Salted Pecan Brown Butter Blondies

  • 10 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup dark brown sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon nutmeg
  • 1 cup pecans, chopped

Preheat the oven to 350 and line an 8x8 baking dish with parchment paper.

In a saucepan, melt the butter over medium low heat.  Continue to cook the butter, swirling the pan occasionally, until very fragrant and nutty brown solids form at the bottom of the pan.  Scrape the butter and the browned bits into a mixing bowl and whisk in the sugar, brown sugar, egg and vanilla.

In a separate bowl, combine the flour, salt, baking powder, nutmeg and pecans.  Add the dry ingredients to the wet and mix just until combined.  Spread evenly into the pan.

Bake for 25 minutes; the top crust should be golden brown and the blondies slightly puffed and set.  Set the pan on a wire rack covered loosely with a clean kitchen towel and cool completely before cutting.

Yields 9 cookie bars

Recipe from Curly Girl Kitchen