Brown Butter Gingerbread Blondies
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Serves: 9 blondies
These gingerbread blondes are gooey, slightly spicy and perfect for holiday entertaining!
  • 1 stick + 2 tablespoons unsalted butter
  • 1 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 large egg + 1 large egg yolk
  • ¼ cup molases
  • 1½ cups flour
  • ¼ teaspoon baking soda
  • ½ teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1¼ teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • ¼ teaspoon ground nutmeg
  • Pinch of ground cardamom
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Generously grease a 8x8 square baking pan.
  2. Add butter to a small skillet. Turn the flame on a medium-high and let the butter melt. Once the butter starts to brown, swirl the pan until the butter is a deep, golden brown and smells very nutty. Pour into a glass bowl and let cool for five minutes.
  3. Once the butter has cooled slightly, add brown sugar, eggs and molasses. Stir with a wooden spoon until combine.
  4. In another bowl, whisk together, flour, baking soda, baking powder, ginger, cinnamon, nutmeg, cardamom and salt until combined. Add to wet ingredients. Stir just until combined. (Do not over mix!)
  5. Pour batter into prepared pan and bake until top is set and batter is firm, but a toothpick comes out with some crumbs attached, 15-18 minutes.. DO NOT OVERBAKE!
  6. Let cool for 15 minutes and cut into squares.
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