Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are buttery and gooey, soft and dense with a crunchy cinnamon and sugar topping. This is the BEST blondies recipe ever!
Blondies are like brownies without the chocolate and since my favorite brownies are the gooey ones, it only makes sense that my favorite blondies are gooey as well. While these Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies won’t win any contests for good looks, one bite and you will fall in love!
How To Make Brown Butter
Brown butter is made by melting butter in a pan over heat until the milk solids are browned. It turns a golden color and smells deliciously nutty.
At first, it feels like itâ€™s never going to brown and then suddenly, itâ€™s done and you have to remove it from the heat, so this is one of those things that you donâ€™t want to walk away from. It goes a little faster if you cut the butter into pieces before adding it to the pan.
To make the brown butter, put the butter in a pan over medium-low heat. Continue heating, stirring often, until the butter browns on the bottom of the pan.
Using a pan with a lightly colored bottom helps to be able to see when it’s done browning. Pour the brown butter, scraping the pan to get all of the brown bits, into a large glass bowl to cool a bit.
Quick Note: Just in case you are wondering if the brown butter makes a difference in this recipe, it really does. I also use brown butter in my in chocolate chip cookie bars and sugar cookie bars. My sister’s family loves the chocolate chip cookie bars so she makes them often. One day she didn’t feel like taking the time to make the brown butter, so she made them with regular butter and discovered that they really are way better with the brown butter.
Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies Instructions
Sift together the flour, baking powder, and salt into a small bowl.
Pour the flour mixture, brown sugar, and granulated sugar into the bowl of brown butter and stir to combine. This can be done with a mixer or by hand.
Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
Spread the batter into a greased 9-inch pan.
Mix together the cinnamon and sugar. Sprinkle it over the batter in the pan.
Bake at 325 degrees for 35-40 minutes.
Allow the bars to cool before cutting them into squares.
Oh my…these Brown Butter Snickerdoodle Blondies are so fabulous! They have a dense, moist center, the top is a little crunchy and the flavor is perfect. One of my friends told me that these are her husband’s FAVORITE and that she makes them all the time.
Recipe updated from original posted September 2014
These were really good! I ate about 5 squares in one setting. I was kind of confused as to why my batter came out very sticky. I’m not sure if it was supposed to come out that way or not.
I made these a couple weeks ago to take to a cookout. Everyone loved them! I am about to make them for the third time (in two weeks!). These will be a go to for our family and friends.
Eric Braddock says
Eggs should never go in at the end of the recipe. Always before the flour.
Butter, sugar, vanilla and eggs. Then the flour….just a helpful gent from a professional baker 🙂
I think in this particular recipe it keeps the eggs from scrambling,. The browned butter will most likely be fairly warm still. 🙂
Looks great! How far in advance can these be made, for a party or road trip? What is the best way to store them them?
They will stay fresh in an airtight container for 2-3 days. If you want to store them longer, you can put them in the freezer. Enjoy! ~Tonia
Quick question! Once the 2/3c of butter is browned, it ends up to be 1/3c. So should I use 1/3c of browned butter or 2/3c of browned butter?
Yes, I measure the butter before I brown it. Enjoy! ~Tonia
Heather C. says
Made these and oh holy moley. So good. Never used browned butter before but I’m going to try other recipes using that as the flavorable base. Very easy to make once the butter is browned and the pay off for a slight crisp, heavenly chew and the nutty buttery flavor. It was exclaimed by family that this is the best of all snickerdoodle type stuff I have made so far this Fall.
Saw this pinned among other Snickerdoodle recipes.
Dynna Nemeskal says
I made these for the first time, last week. I doubled the recipe and used a 9×13 pan. They were the best blondie ever. So chewy and so yummy using Vietnamese cinnamon. I will definitely be making these in my baking future. Thanks so much for this recipe.
haley @Cupcakes and Sunshine says
OH wow!!! These look INCREDIBLE!
I made these last night and my husband can’t stop eating them!! I’ve never made blondies before but was looking for a new, quick dessert recipe to try out. I added about a half cup of coarsely chopped pecans. They are very rich and quite tasty. Will definitely be adding this to the repertoire!
These are in the oven as we speak! ….can’t wait to taste them. Snickerdoodles were my favorite all time cookie as a child and these chewy bars sound like a gem!
Angela Nguyen says
i made these last night. they were very good! it was kinda cakey/chewy. my friends loved them.
the only thing is that i browned the butter over higher heat cause it was taking like.. eternity to brown it on low.
Kathi @ Deliciously Yum! says
I really love how chewy these bars look! The cinnamon-sugar topping totally draws me in as well – I wish I had one right now :). Pinned!
Thanks Kathi! Yes, the cinnamon sugar topping really bumped them to the next level!
Brian @ A Thought for Food says
So, yeah, I need to make this. Like, immediately.
Thanks Brian! I wish I could send you some!
Oh – these sound so delicious. Thank you.
They were so good! Thank you Liz!
Amy | Club Narwhal says
Tonia, I can’t even with these 🙂 Snickerdoodles are maybe my favorite cookie of all time and I adore how you used brown butter in them. I’ve never actually made blondies before (I know, so sad) and I need to fix that ASAP with these!
Yes! You’ve got to try them!!!
Jocelyn (Grandbaby Cakes) says
These snickerdoodle bars are seriously the only thing I can think of now. Pinned!
Thanks so much Jocelyn!
Tanya Schroeder says
These are truly a heavenly treat for the first day of fall! Brown butter is a beautiful thing. I can only imagine how amazing your house smelled as these were baking up.
Thanks Tanya! Yes, it was smelling pretty awesome in our house!
Jessica @ A Kitchen Addiction says
These look so good! We love snickerdoodles and I can’t resist brown butter baked goods!
I totally agree! The smell of the butter browning is amazing!
Beth @ The First Year says
Snickerdoodles are one of my fav cookies, love this recipe Tonia!
Really? That’s awesome! My husband’s grandpa LOVE snickerdoodles too!
Meg @ The Housewife in Training Files says
These are making my mouth water at 7am! My hubby will love these as he is a sucker for anything pumpkin and snickerdoodles!
Thanks Meg! I turned out to be a fabulous combination!
Julianne @ Beyond Frosting says
Well don’t these just sound delightful?
Thanks Julianne! I could go for one right now!
Heather @ Shards of Lavender says
When I first saw the picture, I thought these had pumpkin in them… Then the title told me the lovely golden color is from the brown butter. For now, I can only imagine how flavorful they must be and the wonderful aroma that came from your kitchen. Pinned to try! Thanks, Tonia:)
Thanks Heather! Pumpkin snickerdoodle would be awesome!
Megan @ Our PInteresting Family says