Chocolate Chip Blondies with Browned Butter Frosting

Blondies have more fun. They’re like chocolate chip cookies high on brown sugar.
And because they are so simple and quick and I was
enjoying my kitchen time on Sunday morning, I added a browned butter
frosting that was the perfect complement.  Recipe adapted from Simply Recipes.
  • 1 stick butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 egg, lightly beaten
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of baking soda
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 cup flour
  • 1/2 – 3/4 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 2 tablespoons butter
  • 2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 2-3 tablespoons milk (more or less)
Preheat the oven to 350 and grease an 8×8 inch
pan.  Beat the sugar and melted butter in a bowl. Add in the egg and
vanilla. In a separate bowl mix the baking powder, soda, salt, and
flour. Add into the sugar/butter mixture, then mix in
the chips. Press the dough into the pan, and bake for 23-25 minutes.
For the frosting, melt the butter in a saucepan
over medium-low heat. Once the butter has browned into a nice nutty
color, whisk in the powdered sugar. Add in the vanilla, and enough milk
to obtain the right consistency.  Frost the cooled blondies,
and eat your heart out.