Kentucky Bourbon Blondies

I have narrowed my favorite brownies down to two. This following recipe and my fudge brownies which you shall see eventually.

Let’s get real for a second. If you are from the South, live in the South or know anyone from the South (hint: everyone in the U.S.)  you need to make these stat. Key ingredient is none other than some good ole Kentucky Bourbon. You don’t have to drink bourbon to appreciate these fine fillies, just keep the bourbon around for baking times such as these.imageI bought this bourbon at our local Trader Joe’s a couple of weeks back and have used it for a couple batches of these brownies already.

What could make these blondies even better?! Add some browned butter to the mix and your house will smell like a caramel candy factory.image

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These babies come out onto a plate and into your mouth and taste so delightfully chewy, toffee-ish, and sweet with a little bit of a kick and a crunch. You and your loved ones won’t complain.imageOk friends, without further delay, here is the recipe.

Kentucky Bourbon Blondies

Loosely adapted from Eat, Live, Run

1 stick butter

1/2 c. light brown sugar, packed

1/2 c. dark brown sugar, packed

1 egg

1/2 tsp. salt

1 tsp. vanilla extract

2 Tbsp bourbon (any kind will do)

1/2 c. whole wheat pastry flout

1/2 c. all purpose flour

1/2 c. chopped walnuts

1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips

Directions:

Preheat oven to 350.

Brown your butter over medium heat in a skillet. This will take several minutes so as your butter melts and starts to bubble keep swirling your skillet to prevent burning your butter. Butter is ready when it turns into a deeper caramel color and your kitchen smells like a candy shop.

Pour butter into bowl of your mixer, beat with brown sugars until creamy. Add your egg, beat again.

Sift flour and salt and pour into mixer along with your vanilla and bourbon. Mix until combined, being careful not to overmix. Fold in your walnuts and chocolate chips and pour into buttered 8×8 baking pan.

Bake at 350 for 20-25 minutes until sides start to pull away from pan. Remove from oven, let cool and cut into squares to serve. Enjoy!

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