Monday, November 28, 2011

Browned Butter Brownies

You know when you have found an amazing
bar when you are stuffed and you can't possibly
take another bite and you try a bite anyway.
Then you find yourself eating a whole bar!

That's the story with these luscious 
Browned Butter Brownies.  My friend
Rachel had them for her son's missionary farewell
and I had already been to a dinner when I stopped
by.  I tried one bite and couldn't stop.  These are
that amazing.

Simply browning butter does something wonderful to
the flavor of butter that makes it so rich and
unbelievably delicious.

The browned butter icing is underscored with
a moist brown sugar brownie.

This is one of those wonderful recipes
that you have all of the ingredients for in
your pantry.  It comes together so easily
and yet everyone will be asking for the

Brown the butter gently, just until it turns
a golden color.  Take it off the heat immediately
so that the butter solids don't burn.

Browned Butter Brownies

Preheat oven to 350.

1 C. butter
2 C. brown sugar
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
1 1/2 C. flour
1 1/2 tsp. baking powder
Cream the butter and brown sugar and
then add the eggs and vanilla.  Mix the dry 
ingredients in a small bowl and then beat into 
the butter mixture.

Butter the bottom of a 9x13 inch pan and bake
at 350 for 25-30 minutes.  Remove and let cool.

Browned Butter Frosting

1/2 C. butter
4 C. powdered sugar
2-4 T. milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla

In frying pan melt the butter and brown on medium
heat just until golden.  Remove from heat and let cool
until lukewarm.  Place butter in mixing bowl and add 
the powdered sugar, vanilla and 2 T. milk.  Add more
if necessary.  As the melted butter mixes with the cold
milk your frosting might be too thick, so be sure to add
enough milk to make a fluffy frosting.  

Frost cooled brownies and garnish with chopped nuts
if desired.


If you need to take something wonderful to
a holiday party, put these on your list.

I will be posting these with 

Chocolat - French for Chocolate. I adored chocolate from a young age when I had to sneak in the cupboard to find where my mother had hidden the Nestle's Chocolate Chips. Having read about the famous chocolat shoppes in Paris, when I finally got there I was determined to try a chocolate from every Paris shoppe. I invite you to share my adventures in creating, in travel, and in life.


  1. Oh yum I love brown sugar. This stack of slices looks absolutely delicious! I don't blame you for having a slice even if you were full! Too tempting

  2. These look too delicious for words this morning! Thanks for sharing, I will definitely try them.

  3. I've never tried brown butter in a recipe and these do look dangerous. I'm sure I'd have to increase my workout time after eating these.

  4. That looks delicious !!!...enjoy a happy week...........♥.. ♥... ♥....

  5. Ooooh these look so yummy! Yike though, my scale is up 4 pounds after too much partying. I will pin them for more partying down the road!!!

  6. Hi lovely lady.
    I was looking at my sidebar and you had a post I had to come see.
    This looks delicious sweet lady !!!
    I hope you have a great week with your family.
    XXOO Diane

  7. I also have to wait to indulge in any sweets for a while but will save this luscious and delicious-sounding recipe for later! They really do look wonderful.

  8. this just looks amazing...pinned for future use! thx for sharing.

  9. Oh Jacqueline,

    I HAVE GOT TO MAKE THESE for my poetry party on Dec. 10th.....yes, browned butter has an affect on the senses...the smell, the fabulous! AND THEY LOOK AMAZING! My guests will be addicted, for sure! AND SWEET ONE, you are ever so kind to come to visit ME....I so love my readers and friends and your visiting ME is an honor. THANK YOU and enjoy this holiday of friends and family and FUNNNNNNN and BROWNIES! Have you made mint brownies or chocolate/peanut butter ones? I bet you have, with your expertise!


  10. Oh yum..they look so tasty and chewy, Jackie! I'm dieting for my daughter's wedding that is only 6 months away so I have to be good until then. After that I'll celebrate with browned butter brownies! :)

  11. Like Pat, I'm trying to be really good in anticipation of dress-shopping for our daughter's wedding in the spring...but these would be soooo tempting!

  12. They look so delicious! Thank you for such a wonderful blog! I've shared it with my Mom and daughters and we're all using your recipes now!

  13. You had me at "browned butter." I think I need some help with the drooling problem you've now caused. They look divine!

  14. what an interesting idea, i'd never think to use browned butter when baking, thanks for sharing!! anne

  15. I'm drooling right into my keyboard! These look and sound delish...I will definitely be making them. Thanks so much for sharing!


  16. Jac, don't know how I missed a post but saw these on Pinterest! Bless that Pinterest!! Making these for Christmas Eve, xo

  17. You've won me over. I'll definitely try these.

    I've been sick with a terrible cold and cough. This is the third week, and I am slowly getting better. Now my sweet husband has it.

    I hope you will join us every Pink Saturday during the holidays as we celebrate together.

  18. I made these last night for my book club and they were delish. I was surprised how the brownie turned out though. It was more "spongy." Love, love, loved the icing!!

  19. I can see why you couldn't stop! These look amazing!

  20. Those look amazing, putting them on my to do list :)

  21. Wow - I love the flavor browned butter imparts in baked goods. Great photos... very tempting!!

  22. I can't wait to try these!! They look and sound amazing!!!! Thanks for posting this.


  23. I made these and just posted them on my blog - they were delicious, thanks so much for sharing the recipe.


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