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chewy caramel blondie cookies.
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Caramel Blondies

Caramel blondies are a delicious, classic recipe that you'll want to make over and over again! If you love gooey, chewy cookies, these blondie cookie bars are for you. The brown butter, vanilla, and cinnamon give these bars a rich, nutty taste. The caramel bakes into the cookies while leaving a nice gooey top. Optionally, add a dash of coarse salt on top for a salted caramel taste.
Prep Time15 mins
Cook Time35 mins
Cooling Time20 mins
Total Time1 hr 10 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16 blondies (2.25" x 2.25")
Calories: 278kcal
Author: Jessica Mode

Ingredients

Instructions

  • Heat oven to 350°F (177°C).
  • Line a 9 x 9 inch baking pan with parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Add butter to a heavy bottom saucepan. Cook over medium heat while stirring continually. As the butter melts down, foam will begin to form. As soon as you can see golden brown flecks at the bottom of your saucepan and smell a nutty, aromatic aroma, remove the butter from the heat and transfer to a heat-proof bowl. The whole process should take about 5 minutes. Set aside and allow the brown butter to cool.
  • Whisk together flour, baking powder, cornstarch, salt, cinnamon, and nutmeg in a bowl. Set aside.
  • Whisk together brown butter, brown sugar, and granulated sugar in a separate large bowl. Once combined, add in egg, egg yolk, and vanilla and whisk together. Pour the dry ingredients into the wet ingredients and mix together with a rubber spatula just until the flour is fully incorporated. The dough will be very thick.
  • Transfer dough to the parchment lined baking pan and spread out evenly. Add caramel on top and smooth.
  • Bake for 35-45 minutes until the dough has set and caramel has been baked into the cookies (no caramel is pooling on top). Allow to cool in the pan for 20 minutes, then move to a wire rack to cool completely to touch.
  • Store cookies in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 5 days.

Notes

Freezer storage: Store completed baked cookies in the freezer for up to 3 months. Place in an airtight container in between parchment paper.

Nutrition

Calories: 278kcal | Carbohydrates: 49g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 7g | Saturated Fat: 4g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 1g | Monounsaturated Fat: 2g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 39mg | Sodium: 178mg | Potassium: 68mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 18g | Vitamin A: 224IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 44mg | Iron: 2mg