Chocolate Butter Walnut Christmas Blondie. ‘Tis the season of baked goods, and while cookies get all the fuss, these Blondies are just what your holiday spread is missing! Liven up your holiday with these delectable Christmas Blondies!
What is Chocolate Butter Walnut Christmas Blondies?
A blondie is an excellent hybrid of a cookie and a brownie. Blondies are a bar or tray-bake style
dessert. They resemble brownies in texture and appearance but they use brown sugar and
butter like a cookie. Sometimes blondies are even called cookie bars.
What’s the Difference Between a Brownie and a Blondie?
These delicious treats share some common traits, but the biggest difference is the flavor.
Brownies are chocolate flavored and blondies are brown sugar-flavored, often with vanilla.
Why You’ll Love Chocolate Butter Walnut Christmas Blondies
Deliciously Easy Holiday Dessert!
One of the best things about these buttery blondies is how simple they are to make! You can have the perfect holiday dessert baked and ready in about half an hour! This is a Christmas
a dessert that uses simple methods but tastes anything but simple!
Totally Giftable Treat!
One of my favorite holiday traditions is the cookie swap. I love sharing the fruits of my labor with
friends and family, and any excuse to bake for loved ones is great in my book! This recipe is
perfect for cookie swaps or giveaway trays.
These walnut-y blondies are a fun and exciting twist on the classic Christmas cookie that will
delight anyone you give them to. These treats are so unexpected and delicious that you are
sure to get tons of compliments!
Fun for all Seasons!
I love to make these Chocolate Butter Walnut Blondies at Christmas time but that is not the only
time you can bake these sweets! These delicious dessert squares are great all year round! All it
takes is swapping the holiday decorations for whatever season’s decor you’re in.
Ingredients for Chocolate Butter Walnut Christmas Blondies
Unsalted butter is excellent for baking. It has all the creamy, sweetness of butter with no added salt.
If you do not have this swap for salted butter, you may want to cut the salt down in the dry
Brown sugar is essential for blondies. Light brown sugar has just the right amount of molasses
flavor for this holiday treat. You may substitute dark brown sugar in a pinch but expect a richer,
more molasses-forward flavor.
The egg acts as a binder and adds a small amount of fat to the recipe.
Vanilla is another blondie essential. Brownies have a chocolate flavor, and blondies have vanilla,
it’s one of the critical things that make brownies and blondies different.
Choose a high-quality vanilla extract whenever available. Nice vanilla has a much more genuine vanilla
flavor. Nice vanilla may be a little pricey, but it is well worth the flavor.
You simply cannot bake without all-purpose flour. It is the perfect flour for these holiday-inspired
Helps leaven the blondies.
Works with the baking powder to help leaven the blondies.
Salt balances the brown sugar in these blondies. It also helps bring out all the delicious flavor in
the walnuts. If you are using salted butter, add a little less of this ingredient.
Walnuts give these squares such a satisfying crunchy and nutty flavor. Walnuts are easy to find
and popular with many people so they are perfect for this shareable Christmas treat.
White Chocolate Morsels
White chocolate makes these blondies festive and sweet! If white chocolate is not for you, try
substituting peanut butter chips.
Adding some jimmies in holiday colors like red, green, and white is the perfect touch to make
these blondies scream holiday.
If you are making these blondies outside of the Christmas season, swap the sprinkles for other
1. Put the oven rack in the middle. Preheat the oven to 350°F. Generously grease an 8×8
pan and set aside.
2. Melt butter in the microwave and pour into a large mixing bowl. Add in the brown sugar
and mix until incorporated. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
3. Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk in a separate bowl.
Slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. The mixture
will look stiff and crumbly, but that is okay.
4. Add in the walnut and chocolate chips and mix by hand or spatula.
5. Transfer mixture into an 8 x 8 greased baking pan. Flatten the dough and decorate it with
6. Bake in the preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, no more, no less, and remove from the
oven. The dough will be soft, but let it continue cooking in the hot pan. Slice into 2 x 2
Expert Tips and Tricks
● Mix well and incorporate plenty of air before adding the dry to the wet ingredients. You
do not want to mix much once you add the flour.
● Gooey blondies got you down? It is probably not worth fretting about. Blondies continue
cooking after leaving the oven and will firm up as they sit.
● If you like gooey blondies, bake for only 15 minutes; if you do not, bake for 18 minutes but no longer!
● Measure and score the edge of the blondie before cutting all the way through to ensure
How to Serve and Store These Christmas Blondies
These wonderfully nutty blondies can be stored for a few days with proper care. Transfer fully
cooled blondies to an airtight container and keep them on the counter in a fantastic spot for up to
five days. This is excellent news because you will want to savor these buttery blondies for days!
If you are serving these at a party, simply arrange them on a platter, but don’t expect them to
If you’re giving these blondies you can get really creative with the packaging. Try wrapping them
in a festive twine or grab some small holiday treat boxes from the dollar store. People will love
receiving these blondies as a gift!
Can Chocolate Butter Walnut Christmas Blondies Be Reheated?
If you love these bars when they are fresh from the oven you can reheat them later. Place one
or two squares on a microwave-safe plate. Microwave for up to 15 seconds. Enjoy your warm
blondie with hot tea or coffee!
Chocolate Butter Walnut Christmas Blondie
- baking sheet
- 5 tablespoons unsalted butter melted
- 1 cup Brown sugar
- 1 large egg lightly beaten
- 2 teaspoons Vanilla Extract
- 1 cup All Purpose Flour
- ½ teaspoons Baking Powder
- ½ teaspoons baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- ½ cup Walnut chopped
- ½ cup White Chocolate morsels
- Christmas Sprinkles
- Small pretzels
- Googly eyes
- Put oven rack in the middle. Preheat oven to 350 F. Generously grease the 8x8 pan and set aside.
- Melt butter in the microwave and pour it into the mixing bowl. Add in sugar and mix until incorporated. Add the egg and vanilla extract and mix until smooth.
- Mix flour, baking soda, baking powder, and salt with a wire whisk. slowly add dry ingredients to the wet ingredients and mix until combined. The mixture will look stiff and crumbly, but that is okay.
- Add in the walnut and chocolate chips and mix by hand or spatula. Transfer mixture into a 8 x 8 greased baking pan.
- Flatten the dough and decorate with a Christmas sprinkle or make it into a Deer blondie.
- Bake in a preheated oven for 15-18 minutes, no more, or no less, and remove from the oven. The dough will be soft, but let it continue cooking in the hot pan. Slice into 2 x 2 squares.
How to Decorate to Create Deer Blondie
- Put the batter on the baking sheet and flatten it out to an equal level.
- Break the small pretzel into two and push it to the batter. This will be the antler.
- Push the googly eyes and the red M&M's.
- Do the same to the rest of the batter and the decorations. Make sure there will be a half-inch distance between the decorations for easy cutting of the blondie.
- You can also just simply add your favorite Christmas sprinkles into the batter before baking if you want a simple decoration