Browned Butter Molasses Cookie Bars

Browned butter makes everything better. It’s science. It imparts a deep, nutty flavor that is just so hard to resist. I made these bars for a bake sale and it took a lot not to pack them up for myself!

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These are sturdy and chewy and if you like molasses cookies, these are definitely for you.

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Browned Butter Molasses Cookie Bars, only slightly changed from Picky Palate

Ingredients

  • 2 sticks unsalted butter
  • 1 cup light brown sugar, packed
  • 1/2 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1/2 cup molasses
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 2 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1 bag chocolate chips

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. and line a 9×13 inch baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. Melt butter in medium saucepan and let cook/bubble until browned and golden. Remove from heat and let cool for 15 minutes.
  3. Place browned butter and sugars into a large mixing bowl or stand mixer. Beat until combined then add eggs, molasses and vanilla, mixing until well combined. Slowly stir in Gold Medal all-purpose flour, baking soda, salt, ginger and chocolate stars or chips. Stir until combined then transfer to prepared baking dish spreading evenly. Bake for 30-33 minutes, or until baked through. Let cool for 30-60 minutes before cutting into squares. Serve room temperature or chilled.

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The dough is thick and smells wonderful.

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You probably noticed I made these with the holiday chocolate chips that are red and green. They usually go on clearance after the holidays for about $0.99. Snatch them up! They are perfectly fine to use as you can see by the expiration date. Trust me, the bars will still get eaten!

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Before and after. I love using parchment so you can just lift those puppies out and cut them up with ease.

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Gooey middles when they are still slightly warm. Enjoy!

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About Feisty Eats

I love to eat, entertain, exercise and try new life adventures. I am in my 30's and have a great husband, dog (Winston) and cat (Brinklie). I love to try or make new recipes and drink new beers.
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