There is a lesson to be learned here.

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You can’t make blondies without butter.

I mean, a whole lot of butter.

Also, I just noticed that autocorrect informed me that you can’t make BLONDES without butter.  I’ve been a blonde before and I’m not sure if this is entirely true.

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Anyway, it’s no secret that I love some butter – in any form, really – but this is the most butter I’ve used in a loooong time for something that does not consist of buttercream frosting. I’ve missed it.

Originally, I wanted to make oatmeal chocolate chip blondies. Like – oatmeal actually in the blondies. And I did do that.

You will see their beautiful feature in the upcoming fourth installment of How Sweet recipe disasters come December.

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It wasn’t that they weren’t… *good.* They were okay. But the oatmeal sort of made the blondies cake-like. A bit fluffier, if you will. They didn’t resemble real blondies that were chewy and dense. And even though I gave most of the pan to my cousin and I’m pretty sure that between she and I, they were devoured… they just weren’t up to par. I couldn’t deem the blondies worthy of invisible internet friend sharing. Get what I’m saying?

It will be a miracle when I can one day tell a story or type out my thoughts and feelings without saying so many words. My dad tried to help me with that habit about five years ago and my husband just commented on it six months ago. But it DOESN’T MATTER. I need all the words.

I’m really fun in an argument too. Obviously.

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My super excitement over some extra texture in these blondies is through the roof. Hello, streusel? It’s so crunchy. SO it’s like a little crunch on top ending with some chew. And some chocolate. A bunch of C things. Crunch, crispy, chew, chocolate.

The oatmeal cookie streusel got me insanely thrilled to make some of these sweet potato hasselback potatoes with the cookie crumble on top. Maybe I’m ready for fall.

Maybe.

But for today, this.

A glammed up bar – now that’s what I like.

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Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies with Oatmeal Cookie Streusel

Yield: makes one 9x9-inch pan

Total Time: 1 hour

Ingredients:

12 tablespoons unsalted butter, browned
1 cup loosely packed brown sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
2 large eggs, lightly beaten
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 cup chocolate chips

streusel
2/3 cups rolled oats
2/3 cup loosely packed brown sugar
2/3 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon ground cinnamon
5 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened

Directions:

Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F. Spray a 9x9-inch baking pan liberally with nonstick spray. Set it aside.

In a large bowl, whisk together the brown butter and sugar until combined. Stir in the vanilla extract, then add the eggs and whisk until a smooth batter forms. Add in the flour, baking powder, soda and salt. Stir until the dry ingredients are incorporated completely. Stir in the chocolate chips.

Spread the batter in the greased 9x9-inch pan. Prep the streusel.

streusel
Whisk together the oats, sugar, flour and cinnamon until combined. Stir in the melted butter until the mixture is moistened. Crumble it evenly over top of the blondie batter. Bake the bars for 30 to 35 minutes, or until the center no longer jiggles and the edges are golden. Let cool completely before cutting.

[adapted from bobby flay]

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I know somewhere in this post autocorrect got me. I apologize, blondes.

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70 Responses to “Chewy Chocolate Chip Blondies with Oatmeal Cookie Streusel.”

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    Renee @ Awesome on $20 — September 14, 2013 @ 12:23 am

    I’m down with all those words! I can’t wait to try these!!!

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    Lucy @ Bake Play Smile — September 14, 2013 @ 5:06 am

    What a great recipe! I’ll be making this on the weekend for sure! How delicious! :-)

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    Christina Gathright — September 14, 2013 @ 1:54 pm

    Ahh loving everything about this cookie!

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    Stephanie @ PlainChicken — September 14, 2013 @ 7:17 pm

    these look delicious – I must give these a try!

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    Abbie @ Needs Salt — September 16, 2013 @ 8:04 pm

    Wow, that is a lotta butta. Looks so delicious and worth it, though. <3

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    Jen @ My Kitchen Addiction — September 16, 2013 @ 10:41 pm

    Streusel on blondies is absolutely brilliant! These look really awesome… I need to give them a try ASAP!

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    Emily @ Life on Food — September 17, 2013 @ 5:53 pm

    Butter is always a good thing and well Streusel is my best friend.

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    Christine @ BookishlyB — September 17, 2013 @ 8:06 pm

    I made these this weekend and thought they were really great (and crumbled up in a bowl of milk they make a great breakfast, haha)

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    Diane — September 18, 2013 @ 10:54 am

    Can’t stop giggling “I need all the words!’ perfect!
    making these for a family dinner this

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    Rochelle Hutchinson — September 25, 2013 @ 5:08 am

    Anything with streusel has my vote and to combine that with chocolate chips yummmmm

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    Laura — September 29, 2013 @ 9:34 am

    These were delicious! The amount of butter is so necessary – the result is a rich, bakery-style treat.

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    Laura — October 19, 2013 @ 1:55 am

    I think if I had my way, we would put streusel on everything. YUM.

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    Orla — October 30, 2013 @ 11:50 am

    I added your blog to my blogroll a while back but I was so busy with College that I didn’t have time to catch up! WOW! So loving everything, these are definitely in my “to-bake” pile ;) x

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