Blonde Brownies

When I was a young pup, I worked at a bookstore in the mall. What I probably should have said, was that I bought all the books in a bookstore in the mall…but that’s a story for another time.

Anywhooo…at lunch time a bunch of us would go to the bakery and choose our personal favorite sinful thing and eat it all the way back to work. It was a perfectly lovely way to behave.

Well, the awesome little goodie that I always chose was the Blonde Brownie. Oooooh…I get shivers just thinking about it. So. Dang. GOOD.

Well, I’ve spent the better part of 30 years trying to find that exact recipe. I’ve tried millions—no, really, I have the scale to prove it–but never quite found the real thing.

Until now.

These are the real thing guys. Just trust me and make them.

They seriously lasted about 45 minutes at our house.

And there’s only….

two of us.

Yes, I’m mortified.

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Blonde Brownies


1 cup butter (melted)

1-1/4 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup sugar

2 large eggs + 1 yolk

2 tsp. vanilla extract

2-1/4 cups all purpose flour

2 tsps cornstarch

1/2 tsp baking powder

1 tsp salt

2/3 cup chocolate chips

1 cup walnuts (optional)


Preheat oven to 350F and grease 9×13 pan.

Combine melted butter and sugars in a large bowl and stir well.

Add eggs, yolk and vanilla extract and stir until completely combined. Set aside.

In a separate bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, baking powder, and salt.

Gradually stir dry ingredients into wet ingredients until completely combined.

Fold in chocolate chips.

Spread batter into prepared pan.

Bake at 350F for 25-30 minutes until done. Cool.



2 Replies to “Blonde Brownies”

  1. Oh, my GOODNESS!!! Thank you SO much for catching that! It certainly wouldn’t work well at ALL without the flour!! Sheesh.

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