Bourbon Blondies with Walnuts

Bourbon Blondies with Walnuts [Photograph: Carrie Vasios]

These blondies get a boozy hit from bourbon and crunch from toasted walnuts.

About the author: Carrie Vasios is the editor of Serious Eats: Sweets. She likes to peruse her large collection of cookbooks while eating jam from the jar. You can follow her on Twitter @carrievasios

adapted from Mark Bittman's great recipe for plain blondies

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Bourbon Blondies with Walnuts

About This Recipe

Yield:makes one 8- by 8-inch square pan, or 9 blondies
Special equipment:9- by 9-inch baking pan
This recipe appears in: 5 Bourbon-Infused Sweets to Make for Your Kentucky Derby Party Cookie Monster: Walnut Bourbon Blondies


  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter, melted
  • 1 cup brown sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • 1 cup plus 1 tablespoon all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup toasted walnuts, chopped


  1. 1

    Adjust oven rack to middle position and preheat oven to 350°F.
    Grease 8- by 8-inch pan with butter.

  2. 2

    In a large bowl, use a hand mixer to beat together butter and sugar until smooth. Add egg, vanilla, and salt and beat until well combined. Beat in bourbon. Add flour and beat until just incorporated. Stir in walnuts. Pour batter into pan and bake just until golden and a cake tester inserted into the middle of the blondies comes out clean, 20-25minutes. Let cool in pan 15 minutes before cutting into squares.


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