Butterscotch Blondies are a fun change from a traditional brownie with the addition of butterscotch chips.
Today’s recipe is one of those family favorite recipes and one I shared back in the very early beginnings of my blog.
When I made the Butterscotch Blondies this week I realized it may have been the first time I actually ever made them. You see, Tessa has always been the Butterscotch Blondie maker in our house. She learned how to make them in a cooking class I sent her too.
I have learned that one of the easiest ways to teach your children a skill is to pay someone else to do it!
I spent years teaching other woman’s daughters to sew, most of these women were seamstresses themselves.
So when Tessa was about 10 or so I sent her to a summer baking class. Someone else needed to teach her to bake and now she is as good a baker as I am.
One of our favorite cookies she learned to make that summer, that we have made over and over again, is Butterscotch Blondies. It is a bar cookie so it is a perfect cookie for the summer since it’s so quick and easy.
So if you are looking for a non-chocolate bar cookie this recipe is perfect.
How to Make Butterscotch Blondies
- Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large bowl until creamy. These bars have more brown sugar than granulated sugar and that gives them an extra depth of flavor.
- Add eggs and beat well
- Stir together flour, baking soda and salt and gradually add to butter mixture, blending well Mix until the flour is just incorporated.
- Stir in butterscotch chips and nuts, if desired and spread into pan. You could also add in white chocolate chips or milk chocolate.
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Do not overbake. The bars should just begin to pull away from the sides of the pan.
- Cool completely in pan on wire rack before cutting into bars
How is A Blondie Different Than A Brownie?
A brownie has intense chocolate flavor and a blondie has more caramel/butterscotch flavor. Traditionally blondies are made with brown butter which helps give them that butterscotch flavor. Today’s blondie gets the butterscotch flavor from the butterscotch chips.
For other yummy bar cookie recipes check out these:
- 3/4 cup butter softened
- 3/4 cup packed light brown sugar
- 1/2 cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 tsp. baking soda
- 1/2 tsp. salt
- 1 2/3 cups butterscotch chips
- 1 cup chopped nuts optional
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease a 9 x 13 pan
- Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in large bowl until creamy
- Add eggs; beat well
- Stir together flour, baking soda and salt; gradually add to butter mixture, blending well
- Stir in butterscotch chips and nuts, if desired and spread into pan
- Bake 30-35 minutes or until top is golden brown and center is set. Do not overbake
- Cool completely in pan on wire rack and cut into bars
Originally posted July 30, 2013