A recipe inspired from Bake Your Day blog site.
I came across this recipe and thought does it get any better than bourbon in blondies with chocolate and as someone who bakes solely with liquor I couldn’t pass this up. Something about baking with bourbon brings all your recipes a nutty amber taste sort of reminiscent of one of my favorite beers Night Stalker Stout. I also chose to use Cake Spice (cinnamons, star anise, zanzibar cloves, nutmeg, allspice and ginger) in this recipe since it encompasses all the baking spices I like to bake with and I do like it spicy LOL. Just a warning the bourbon in this recipe offers a little kick at the end of each bite so no chewing and driving LOL.
- 2 sticks of butter (1 cup)
- 2 cups of flour
- 1/2 tsp baking soda
- ¼ tsp salt
- 1 tsp cake spice
- ¼ cup of light brown sugar
- ¼ cup of brown sugar
- ¾ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 tbsp of vanilla crush
- 2 tbsp bourbon
Preheat oven to 325
Brown butter in small saucepan. Boil and whisk butter until foamy nutty color. Set aside and let cool.
Add flour, salt, baking soda and cake spice to bowl and set aside.
Once butter has completely cooled mix sugars and butter together until creamy. This can be done in a Stand Mixer or by hand.
Add flour mixture to butter-sugar mixture in 3 parts. Mix until all flour is fully incorporated into butter-sugar mixture.
Add in bourbon.
Fold in Chocolate chunks (can be whatever kind of chocolate you desire).
Add batter to square baking pan and bake for 10-12 minutes or to the consistency you desire.