What are blondies?

What are Blondies?

September 18, 2020

I get this question quite a bit. I usually summarize with “A blondie is a brownie without the cocoa powder” but they are much more than that and fun to make.


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So let’s start with a brownie, a blondies’ closest sibling. A brownie is typically all chocolate and made by either melting a high-quality chocolate into liquid form or using cocoa powder. The resulting textures are either fudgy or cakey respectively. I personally prefer a moist cakey brownie but can definitely appreciate a fudgy brownie as well. Along with chocolate, most recipes for brownies include butter, flour granulated sugar, and eggs (more eggs produce a fudgier, more decadent brownie).

What are Blondies?

 A blondie is more than just a blonde brownie. A blondie however usually starts with brown sugar. At Blondery, we use light brown sugar but you can use whatever you want. If you want more of a molasses flavor, I would opt for dark brown sugar.

Some would describe a blondie as butterscotch based. I like the sound of that but I’m afraid most people relate butterscotch to those candies that ladies in church gave out (Or is that just me?). Quaint but too sweet and not the flavor profile I am looking for in a blondie. Although, the definition of butterscotch is melting butter with brown sugar.

Anyway, if I was to answer technically: a blondie is a butterscotch based, typically square, dense pale-colored cake. You could also flavor the blondie dough a ton of different ways. You can add nuts, extracts, dried fruit, candy bits, coconut flakes, and a few other items to a basic blondie batter for bonus flavor and texture. At Blondery, that is just the beginning. We add semi-sweet chocolate chips to the batter and top it off with a salted caramel jam, pink Himalayan sea salt and toasted pecans. Perfectly balanced with sweet and salty.

So that’s a blondie! Order yours at www.blondery.com

Which one do you prefer - Blondies or brownies?