These browned butter blondies are studded with butterscotch caramels. Nuff said.
Five of my fingernails are hot pink right now.
Look. SEE? I’m girly! I’m so put together!
Well. At least halfway girly. I still haven’t painted my other hand. Wanna know why? Diapers. That’s why.
Every time I think “I should paint my fingernails” my inner-black-girl chimes in: ain’t NOBODY got time for that! I’ve got faces to wipe, pigtails to comb, and
pins to pin toilets to scrub.
But guess what you guys. Something’s going on with this little bloggy-thing of mine. This month I’ve gotten 30x the amount of traffic that I got last January. And 3x the amount of traffic I got even just last month.
With traffic comes feedback, which I LOVE. Listen to this: “I just found your site today and have spent over two hours here so far.” This is from Linda. Linda, I love you. Come to my house. I will make you these blondies. You think I’m joking.
But along with all the stars-and-rainbow-comments come the reality checks. The other day someone called me out on the photos of my atrocious chipped nails. Alright, ALRIGHT, I’m super tacky, I KNOW! Try not to hate me.
So here’s me making an effort. Valentine’s Day is coming up, so I thought pink. (False. I only have 5 shades, one of them is clear, and the others are getting kinda crusty, so choice was limited.)
I’m surprised there is not pink nail polish on these Blondies. I literally stopped in the middle of my shoot, slapped some paint on my nails, blow-dried them for about 30 seconds, then came back. Don’t lick chocolate and caramel off your fingers 3 minutes after you paint them. Thank you, Captain Obvious.
So are you guys ready to Super Bowl it up? (Probably now is a bad time to mention that I found out on Friday that the Super Bowl wasn’t this last weekend. Yes, really.)
But the good news is that there is still time for you to make these Blondies! Now, if you have been reading my blog recently you’ve probably heard me gush about these Brown Butter Sea Salt Butterscotch Cookies. And with good reason. They are my favorite cookie, ever. But…the recipe’s a bit time consuming because you have to chill the dough. Which means there is at least a couple hours between “I want cookies” and “Kill me now, these are amazing.” These Blondies are the answer. You can have these in your mouth in 35 minutes flat. No frilly refrigeration required. Just git ‘er done.
If you live within
5 hours 3 hours 1 hour <— that’s my final answer) of a Trader Joe’s, you need these in your life:
Seriously. I could go on all day, but I’ll just tell you that I’ve made many, many trips to the store for no other purpose than buying these little butterscotch caramels.
These are my regular Browned Butter Blondies (which are anything but ordinary) with the butterscotch caramels added instead of chocolate chips. The result is a chewy, tender, soft, and rich blondie filled with little nuggets of butterscotch-y caramel goodness. I discovered this recipe last summer and have probably made it 7 or 8 times. I made it 3 times with these caramels. The first time I tried cutting each caramel in half like I do for the cookies, but I actually prefer them when they are added whole. And it’s faster. Like I said. Git ‘er done.
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Source: adapted from these Browned Butter Blondies
Mmmmmm browned butter. Make sure your butter has those little brown bits in it, otherwise cook it a little longer.
The obsession continues:
The original Browned Butter Blondies: