Browned Butter Blondies are rich little brownies that are covered in a chai flavored frosting. The combination is a spiced treat is the begs to be shared!
Browned Butter Blondies with Tea
These browned butter blondies are the perfect companion to a hot cup of tea. I am religious about drinking my coffee in the morning, but during the afternoon and evening, a good, steaming cup of tea is always satisfying.
I grew up on tea. My dad sort of thinks of tea as the cure for everything that ails you. If you having a stomach ache, have a cup of tea. If your throat is sore, have a cup of tea, if you have a headache, rest and have a cup of tea. Tea and honey have magic powers as far as my dad is concerned. My mom always laughs at him (she, the non-tea drinker) whenever he offers up a cup, but me, I’m sticking with dad on this one. Sometimes father knows best.
Browned Butter Blondies
Chai tea is one of my favorites. Chai tea is a black tea that is flavored with cardamom, ginger, and cinnamon. It does have a spicy bite to it which is why I thought it would be a lovely flavor to frost my blondies. These blondies are not short on flavor either! They start with browned butter. If you have never tried browning butter, then I beg you to try this recipe. Browned butter is exactly what the name implies. You cook butter on the stove until it turns a deep amber color. Then you let it solidify and use as normal in your baked goods. I make Browned Butter Homemade Waffles, Browned Butter Cowboy Cookies and a pecan quick bread recipe with browned butter frosting regularly because I find browned butter to be positively addicting.
The deep, sweet caramel-like flavor of the blondies make an excellent base for the chai spice frosting. There is something almost warm and comforting to this treat. It’s like a hot cup of tea, one taste and you instantly feel better!
More Blondie Recipes
- 1 cup softened butter
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 2 teaspoon cinnamon
- ½ cup butter softened
- 2-3 cup powdered sugar
- ½ teaspoon vanilla
- ½ teaspoon cinnamon
- ⅛ teaspoon cardamom
- ¼ teaspoon nutmeg
- Pinch of salt
- 2 tablespoons heavy cream or milk
Heat butter in a saucepan over medium heat. Continue to cook butter until it turns amber in color (be sure to watch the butter carefully, you do not it to burn). Remove butter and allow refrigerate until firm (but not solid, you want it soft enough to cream in the frosting)
Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. When butter is ready, place butter in a stand mixer and beat in the sugar until creamy. Add eggs one at a time. Beat in flour, baking powder, and cinnamon until combined. Pour batter into a 9 x 13-inch dish and bake for 25-30 minutes or until set. Cool completely before frosting.
For the frosting, beat the butter until fluffy. Beat in powdered sugar one cup at a time until incorporated. Mix in vanilla, cinnamon, cardamom, and nutmeg. Add salt and enough heavy cream until the frosting is smooth and spreadable. Spread frosting over blondies.
Amount Per ServingCalories 0 Total Fat 0g Saturated Fat 0g Cholesterol 0mg Sodium 0mg Fiber 0g Sugar 0g Protein 0g