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[Cookie Elf File #260] Butterscotch Brownies: Simple Blondies from Scratch
August 14, 2018
Dear Cookie Elf reader,

Welcome back to The Cookie Elf File … and to easy cookie recipes! About once a week, The Elf sends you cookie recipes, cookie trivia and simple baking tips to save you time, mess, and money so you can bake homemade cookies.

Summer is drawing to a close. Make some Butterscotch Brownies - a simple blondie recipe – and freeze the extras for school lunch boxes. Enjoy!

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Feature:Butterscotch Brownies - Simple Blondie Recipe That’s Great for Lunch Boxes

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Butterscotch Brownies are one of the simplest bar cookie recipes to make from scratch. Just 7 ingredients (8 if you add nuts.)

They are a classic bar cookie that resemble chocolate brownies. Yet instead of cocoa or melted chocolate for flavor, the bars call for brown sugar. The result is a rich butterscotch flavor and dense texture, particularly if you add the optional nuts. (And dense cookies are great in lunch boxes.)

Like other brownies and blondies, Butterscotch Brownies have a dense texture that allows the individually-cut bars to be eaten as finger food. The bars hold up well when they have to travel. Like in a back pack.

Prep time: 10 minutes
Bake time: 22-25 minutes
Makes 25 bars

Get the full recipe for Butterscotch Brownies. And be sure to get more inspiration on our Bar Cookies Pinterest Board.

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Cookie Baking Tip: Pre-Pack Lunch Box Cookies for the Freezer

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Keep It Cool

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Heat-resistant silicone spatulas: super long-lasting Slotted spatulas: versatile Wire racks: help your cookies cool it!

More Easy Blondie Brownies Recipes

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That’s it for now. See you next time!

Happy baking,

Kathy, The Cookie Elf

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