How to make the best blondie recipe!

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This is seriously the best blondie recipe! They are buttery and chewy and have a rich flavor of vanilla and brown sugar. Add chocolate chips to them and a dash of sea salt for the most amazing blondies! Learn how to make a blondie with us as you read on.

Heart shaped blondie dipped in chocolate with sea salt - dark brown sugar, parchment paper

How to Make Blondies

This blondie recipe is super easy to make with only 8 simple ingredients. Blondies differ from brownies as they have a rich vanilla buttery flavor, whereas brownies have a deep chocolate flavor.

However, you can add a little chocolate to blondies by adding chocolate chips or even dipping them into a bowl of melted chocolate.

The best blondie recipe cut into heart shapes - baking powder, baking pan

Although you can make your blondies any shape, the standard shape is to just cut them in squares, and we made ours into hearts using a cookie cutter.

This is an easy recipe, and it’s not overly sweet. They’re best served after cooking for a few minutes! They are so good and warm, and served on the same day!

Blondies dipped in bittersweet GODIVA chocolate - baking powder, salted butter


  • Butter
  • Eggs
  • Salt
  • Godiva Chocolate Chips (semisweet, milk chocolate, or bittersweet)
Brown sugar, egg, butter, flour and chocolate chips on a marble table - baking powder, large bowl


  • Make sure the butter is at room temperature and soft.
  • In an electric mixer with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar.
Mixing batter in a KitchenAid mixer - melted butter, large bowl
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat.
  • Turn the mixture to low and slowly add in the flour, cornstarch, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined. Do not overmix.
batter with chocolate chips in a mixing bowl - melted butter, baking blondies
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
Blondie batter in a baking pan before bakes - prepared pan, blondies recipe
  • Bake in a 9 x 9 X 3 greased pan. We use a little vegetable oil rubbed on the bottom and sides of the pan.
  • Bake for 30 minutes in a 325-degree oven or until light golden brown.

Tips for Making Blondies

This is a very easy blondie recipe. You can even add your twist! This recipe allows room for chopped nuts or even dried fruit like cranberries or cherries.

I LOVE dried cherries in desserts. Our chocolate cherry chunk cookies are by far one of my favorites!

Heart shaped blondies on a marble platter with GODIVA chocolate and a bowl of melted chocolate - white chocolate chips, container at room temperature

Decide what type of chips you want to add!

  • Milk Chocolate
  • Semisweet Chocolate
  • Bittersweet Chocolate
  • White Chocolate
  • Butterscotch Chips
  • Peanut Butter Chips

Always add a little coarse salt to the top of the blondies! Once they come out of the oven, I use my grinder and give it a few good twists to let the salt fall over the blondies.

Furthermore, you can also dip them in melted chocolate.

Use either all light brown sugar or a mixture of light and dark brown sugar when making these.

Blondies in a pan with a heart shaped cookie cutter - white chocolate chips, cool completely

Make their shapes! You don’t have to cut them into standard squares, and you can also use small cookie cutters for fun shapes.

Frequently Asked Questions

Why are blondies called blondies?

A blondie is known as a blonde brownie. It’s basically a brownie without cocoa powder to make them chocolate. It uses vanilla instead of chocolate.

How long can you keep blondies?

Blondies are always best served on the first day and even right out of the oven after cooling! The next day is fine too, but truly I feel like they taste different!

I’ve actually made the batter for these, put it in the pan, and left it in the refrigerator to bake right after dinner for my guests. The blondies were warm and SO good.

How do you know when blondies are done?

The sides of the blondies will start to puff up and turn golden brown. The middle will also need to be even with the sides and golden brown. Stick a toothpick in the center to test the batter.

You don’t want it to be doughy but also not fully cooked like bread!

It’s not easy to know when desserts are done, and can take time and practice. We recommend not overcooking and prefer a little more undercooked as the brownies will continue to cook and settle.

Heart shaped blondies dipped in chocolate - baking powder and salt, cool completely

Wrap Up…

So, if you want a dessert that is easy to make and isn’t too sweet, blondies are the perfect solution!

Give this recipe a try – we promise that you won’t be disappointed. And if you do happen to make them into hearts using a cookie cutter as we did, they will definitely impress your friends and family!

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Chocolate Cherry Cupcakes

Decadent Easy Chocolate Sufflés

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Blondie Recipe

Delicious, buttery chocolate chip blondies with a dash of sea salt!
4.37 from 11 votes
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 45 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour
Servings: 12 blondies
Calories: 470kcal
Author: Eden


  • 1/2 lb unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 1/2 cup brown sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 tsp corn starch
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 1 tsp salt
  • 12 oz chocolate chips, milk chocolate, semisweet or bittersweet


  • Make sure butter is room temperature. 
  • In an electric mixer, with the paddle attachment, beat the butter and brown sugar. 
  • Add in the eggs and vanilla and continue to beat.
  • Turn the mixture to low and slowly add in the flour, corn starch, baking soda, and salt. Mix until combined. Do not overmix.
  • Fold in chocolate chips.
  • Bake in 9 x 9 X 3 greased pan. We use a little vegetable oil rubbed on the bottom and sides of the pan. 
  • Bake for 30 minutes at a preheated 325-degree oven or until light golden brown. 


Calories: 470kcal | Carbohydrates: 62g | Protein: 5g | Fat: 23g | Saturated Fat: 14g | Cholesterol: 72mg | Sodium: 339mg | Potassium: 74mg | Fiber: 1g | Sugar: 45g | Vitamin A: 575IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 67mg | Iron: 2mg
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