The Best Homemade Brownies

Thursday, April 5, 2012

I love feeding my family.  I especially love giving them yummy desserts!  These delicious homemade brownies are one of our favorites.  If you love rich, moist, thick, chocolatey brownies that must be washed down with a glass of milk - these are it!

What You'll Need!

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon salt
  • 2 1/4 cups of white granulated sugar
  • 1 1/4 cups of cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 package of semi-sweet chocolate chips {I buy Kroger brand - I like that they are not so small}
  • 4 eggs {I use 4 large eggs}
  • 2 sticks of butter {margarine is okay - butter is better}
  • 1 1/2 tablespoons vanilla extract

Let's Get Baking!

  1. Melt butter over medium heat in a sauce pan
  2. Just before butter is completely melted - add sugar.  Stir until butter is completely melted and sugar is mixed evenly into the melted butter.
  3. Transfer melted butter and sugar mixture into bowlI use my KitchenAid Mixer
  4. In same bowl, mix together butter/sugar mixture, salt, baking powder, vanilla extract, eggs, cocoa powder and flower.  {I allow the mixer to run for a couple minutes - mixture will be thick}
  5. When all above ingredients are mixed thoroughly - stir in chocolate chips.
  6. IMMEDIATELY pour into greased 13x9 baking pan.  {The longer you wait - the thicker and harder to transfer the mixture}
  7. Bake at 350 for 23 minutes.  Your oven may require a few more minutes.  {I know that is an odd number - but it will continue to cook in the pan for a minute or two once it is removed from the oven.  Overdone brownies are just not yummy!}

Additional {Optional} Ingredients

  • Melt chocolate and shortening together - drizzle over top of brownies
  • Add chopped nuts
  • Sprinkle powdered sugar over top of brownies

These are delicious on their own or served with a side of vanilla ice cream.

I prefer to serve immediately.  I think they are best when they are warm.  So I make them within a few hours of when I intend to serve.  Make sure to keep them in a sealed container so they do not harden.

Enjoy!  Let me know how they turn out for you.

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