Classic Blondies Recipe (2024)

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These classic Blondies, often referred to as blond brownies, are rich, delicious vanilla brownies dotted with white chocolate. They are so incredibly quick and easy to make with many common pantry ingredients. I love to make them for bake sales, potlucks, and parties.

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How to make blondies

First, lightly spray a 9×13-inch baking pan with nonstick baking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving an overhang to remove the baked blondies easily. In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Then in a large bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in several intervals stirring just until combined. Fold in the chocolate and nuts if using.

Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with a few more white chocolate chips. Bake until the edges are lightly browned, and they start to pull away from the sides of the pan. Let the blondie cookies fully cool on a wire rack before slicing. For an over-indulgent treat, serve with a scoop of vanilla ice cream and caramel sauce.

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Helpful recipe tips

  • Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving a slight overhang for easy removal of the brownies once they cool. See how to line a pan with parchment paper.
  • Let the melted butter cool slightly before adding it to the recipe. You don’t want the butter to cook the eggs.
  • Bring the eggs to room temperature before beating them.
  • Consider substituting dark chocolate chips, peanut butter chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips for white chocolate chips.
  • For a nutty flavor, add chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds.
  • For optimal texture, do not overmix the batter. Mix just until incorporated.
  • Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.
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How to tell when blondies are done

Do not overbake the blondies. When they are done, the top will be very lightly brown, and the edges will have started to pull away from the sides. You can also use the toothpick test. Insert a toothpick into the middle, and if it comes out mostly clean with just a few moist crumbs, then they are done. An instant-read thermometer inserted in the center will read 200 degrees f.

How to freeze blondies

To freeze, first fully cool them. Once cut, place the treats on a rimmed baking sheet covered with parchment paper with a little space between each one. Put the baking sheet on a flat-level surface in the freezer. Once the bars are frozen, place them in a sturdy freezer container in the freezer for up to 3 months. This technique is known as flash freezing. It keeps the blondies from freezing in one big lump, and it allows you to remove just the amount of bars you want. Thaw covered in the fridge or on the counter overnight.

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More bar recipes to try!

  • Oatmeal Bars
  • Blueberry Cheesecake Bars
  • Cream Cheese Brownies
  • Magic Cookie Bars
  • Cherry Pie Bars
  • Lemon Curd Cheesecake Bars

Classic Blondies Recipe (11)

Easy Blondies Recipe

This quick and easy Blondie Recipe is rich in vanilla flavor, slightly chewy, and amazingly delicious. Bake up a batch of these tasty treats today and surprise your family

5 from 13 votes

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Course: Dessert

Cuisine: American

Prep Time: 15 minutes minutes

Cook Time: 25 minutes minutes

Servings: 15 bars

Calories: 367kcal

Author: Beth Pierce

Ingredients

  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup unsalted butter melted and slightly cooled
  • 1 cup light brown sugar or dark brown sugar packed
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs room temperature lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 cups white chocolate chips
  • ½ cup chopped walnuts or pecans optional

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Lightly coat a 9x13-inch baking pan with nonstick cooking spray. Line the pan with parchment paper, leaving an overhang to remove the baked blondies easily.

  • In a medium bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt.

  • In a large bowl, stir together the butter, brown sugar, granulated sugar, beaten eggs, and vanilla extract. Add the dry ingredients to the wet ingredients in several intervals stirring just until combined.

  • Fold in 1 cup of white chocolate chips and nuts if using.

  • Spoon the batter into the prepared pan. Sprinkle the top with the remaining white chocolate chips.

  • Bake for 23-27 minutes or until the edges are lightly browned and they start to pull away from the sides of the pan. A toothpick inserted into the middle should come out mostly clean with just a few moist crumbs. Let the blondies fully cool before slicing.

Notes

  • Line the pan with parchment paper or aluminum foil, leaving a slight overhang for easy removal of the brownies once the cool.
  • Let the melted butter cool slightly before adding it to the recipe. You don't want the butter to cook the eggs.
  • Bring the eggs to room temperature before beating them.
  • Consider substituting dark chocolate chips, semi-sweet chocolate chips, or butterscotch chips for the white chocolate chips.
  • For a nutty flavor, add chopped walnuts, pecans, or almonds.
  • Do not overmix the batter. Mix just until incorporated.
  • Store them in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 4 days.

Nutrition

Calories: 367kcal | Carbohydrates: 43g | Protein: 4g | Fat: 20g | Saturated Fat: 11g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 3g | Monounsaturated Fat: 5g | Trans Fat: 0.5g | Cholesterol: 58mg | Sodium: 134mg | Potassium: 110mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 30g | Vitamin A: 415IU | Vitamin C: 0.1mg | Calcium: 71mg | Iron: 1mg

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Comments

  1. Janice Haney

    Classic Blondies Recipe (16)
    I made these, and they are wonderful! In my oven I baked 20 minutes, and they turned out perfect!

    Reply

    • Beth Pierce

      Thanks, Janice!

      Reply

  2. taryn

    Classic Blondies Recipe (17)
    I made these with butterscotch chips since i didn’t have white chocolate. SO GOOD!!

    Reply

    • Beth Pierce

      So glad that you liked the blondies! Thanks for the tip, Taryn!

      Reply

  3. Erin

    These are so incredibly delicious! Best blondie recipe I have tried year to date.

    Reply

  4. Catalina

    Classic Blondies Recipe (19)
    What a delicious treat! These blondies are my new favorite!

    Reply

    • Beth Pierce

      Thanks, Catalina! So glad that you like them!

      Reply

  5. TAYLER ROSS

    Classic Blondies Recipe (20)
    I made these blondies last night to bring to work today and everyone has devoured them! They were so easy to make too!

    Reply

    • Beth Pierce

      Thanks, Tayler! I am happy that everyone loved them!

      Reply

  6. Allyson Zea

    Classic Blondies Recipe (21)
    We love this classic desert recipe! My kids beg me to make them all the time.

    Reply

  7. Kathleen

    Classic Blondies Recipe (22)
    These rich, delicious blondies are my kind of treat. I am ready to dig into one of these.

    Reply

    • Beth Pierce

      Thanks, Kathleen! Enjoy!

      Reply

  8. Dannii

    Classic Blondies Recipe (23)
    These make such a nice alternative to brownies. So easy to make too.

    Reply

  9. Shadi Hasanzadenemati

    Classic Blondies Recipe (24)
    Oh wow, these were so delicious and easy. My family devoured them. Thanks for sharing the recipe.

    Reply

  10. Wanda

    Classic Blondies Recipe (25)
    I haven’t had a blondie in such a long time and now I’m so inspired to make them thanks to this recipe! Making a list of ingredients and bookmarking this recipe!

    Reply

  11. Liza

    Classic Blondies Recipe (26)
    Sooo chewy and tasty. We love this recipe, and I top them with walnuts as you suggested. Yum!

    Reply

    • Beth Pierce

      Thanks, Liza! So glad that you like the blondies!

      Reply

  12. Juliane

    Classic Blondies Recipe (27)
    What a great recipe. The kids helped make these. We could not stop eating these.

    Reply

  13. Amanda

    Classic Blondies Recipe (28)
    One of my favorite desserts of all time. I highly recommend this recipe to everyone!

    Reply

    • Beth Pierce

      Thanks, Amanda! They are so yummy!

      Reply

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