Friday, February 25, 2011

Mom's Brownies

This is my Mom's recipe and I make these brownies CONSTANTLY.  As soon as I bake a batch I'm right back at the store picking up everything I'll need for my round of brownie baking. They are super easy and idiot proof. I promise you that once you make these brownies you'll never even think about baking a batch out of a box ever again.


  • 1 C Butter (two sticks)
  • 2 C Sugar
  • 4 Eggs
  • 1 C Cocoa Powder
  • 2 tsp Vanilla extract
  • 1 C Flour
  • ½ tsp Salt
  • ½ tsp Baking Powder
  • 1 C Chocolate Chips (optional, but when are chocolate chips ever really optional. Don't skip them)
Heat oven to 350*. Lightly grease a 9x13 pan. In a medium pot, melt butter over LOW heat. Remove from heat and mix in sugar, cocoa, eggs and vanilla. Add remaining ingredients and stir, being careful not to over mix. The chocolate chips can be mixed in or sprinkled on the top. Spread in pan and bake 25-30 minutes. Sometimes I over bake these by about 5 minutes if I know they're going to be served pre sliced on a plate at a social gathering right away before having time to cool completely. This makes them easier to slice and get out of the pan.
That's all there is to it. The best brownie recipe ever.
PS: Warm brownies are easier to slice if you use a plastic knife.

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