Scrumptious Brown Butter Molasses Blondies

Servings: 24 serving(s)

Prep time: 25 minutes

Total time: 55 minutes

Cooking time: 30 hours

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These Brown Butter Molasses Blondies are chewy like a good cookie, have an extra nutty flavour from the browned butter and are studded with chocolate chips.

Scrumptious Brown butter molasses blondies

January can be tough – All those adjusting-after-the-holidays aches and pains.

Great food and late nights give way to early mornings, rushed dinners and routine.

Why on earth people throw New Year’s Resolutions into the mix I’ll never know.

Scrumptious Brown butter molasses blondies

While we all endure the deep freeze and now brace for a weekend of rain I’m tossing a little indulgence into the mix, to lighten the load that is January.

These Brown Butter Molasses Blondies are chewy like a good cookie, have an extra nutty flavour from the browned butter and are studded with a few chocolate chips. (Flavor wise it’s worth the effort to brown the butter).

The recipe makes a 9” by 13” pan so there are lots to share. Cut them into large squares and top with ice cream for an extra treat. If you’re a fan of brownies then you’ll love these too…

Brown Butter Molasses Blondies

Adapted from Picky Palate

  • 1 cup butter
  • 1 ½ cups brown sugar
  • ½ cup Crosby’s Fancy Molasses
  • 2 eggs (at room temperature)
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup whole wheat pastry flour (or regular whole wheat)
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp ginger
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • ½ to ¾ cup chocolate chips
  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and line a 9”x 13” pan with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium pot melt the butter over medium heat and let it bubble away for a bit until it starts to brown and get a delicious caramelized smell. This could take 10-15 minutes, depending on your pot.*
  3. Let the butter cool for a few minutes then stir in the brown sugar. Combine well then add the molasses.
  4. Pour into a large bowl and add add the eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Stir in the vanilla.
  5. In another bowl combine the flours, baking soda, ginger and salt. Add to the butter-sugar mixture. Toss in the chocolate chips and mix until everything is incorporated.
  6. Spread the batter in the pan, right to the edges. (This dough is on the stiff side.)
  7. Bake for 30-35 minutes. Don’t over bake!
  8. Cool in the pan for about 10 minutes then lift them out of the pan, parchment and all, onto the cooling rack.

*You can just melt the butter and move onto the next step if you don’t have the time to let it brown.

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10 thoughts on “Scrumptious Brown Butter Molasses Blondies

  1. Rita says:

    Gonna try these tomorrow sound yummy

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Enjoy and try not to eat the whole pan!

  2. sharon says:

    do you have to use whole wheat pastry flour? if so I’ll have to see if I can get it, never seen it in stores before.

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Sharon, You could use all-purpose flour for the recipe and it will work out just fine. Using a little pastry flour just alters the texture a little bit and adds to the flavour.

  3. kim says:

    im giving this a go right now

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Kim, I hope that you enjoy them. My kids ate a whole pan full in no time.

  4. Audrey says:

    Hi, can you use margarine for this, or does it need to be real butter?

  5. johnnnie says:


    Does one butter mean 2 sticks (8oz),
    Which is then melted. Or melted butter
    which yields 8oz by weight. thx

    1. Bridget Oland says:

      Hi Johnnie, Yes, one cup of butter is two sticks.

  6. Harold Pringer says:

    I just took these out of the pan, and, already, I’m crazy in love with these. I left out the chocolate chips, substituted white sugar for half of the brown sugar, and, added a cup of chopped walnuts.

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