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Brown Butter Blondies


6 ounces unsalted butter

1 cup sugar

1 egg plus 1 yolk

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

¾ cup all purpose flour

¾ teaspoon baking powder

1 teaspoon salt

¼ cup chopped pecans

⅓ cup dried cranberries or apricots

¼ cup semisweet chocolate chips


  1. Pre-heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Grease a 9x9 baking dish and place parchment at the bottom of it and set aside.
  3. Brown butter over low heat and set aside to come to room temp.
  4. Mix sugar with brown butter in a stand mixer.
  5. Add eggs, yolk, and vanilla to mixture and combine thoroughly on medium speed.
  6. Sift flour, baking powder and salt together and add to mixture. Make sure sides are scraped and mixture is homogenous.
  7. Chop add-ins to pea-size pieces and add to mixture. Mix until just combined.
  8. Spread batter into pan, using an offset spatula to make sure it’s even.
  9. Bake at 325 degrees for approximately 14 minutes until edges are golden and center is still soft but springs back.
  10. Let cool to room temperature before cutting.
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