Best Basic Brownies

Angela (Grammy) Derby

By
@Angela_Derby

These brownies are a chocolate lover's dream! I've been making them for years, and even though I've used boxed mixes too, I always go back to this recipe, and wonder why I even bothered with the others...I've never been disappointed with these brownies.


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Serves:
12 servings
Prep:
15 Min
Cook:
30 Min
Method:
Bake

Ingredients

BROWNIES:

1 c
butter (2 sticks)
2 c
sugar
4
eggs
2 tsp
vanilla extract
2/3 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 c
flour
1/2 tsp
salt
1/2 tsp
baking powder

CREAMY BROWNIE FROSTING: (OPTIONAL)

6 Tbsp
butter, softened
6 Tbsp
unsweetened cocoa powder
2 Tbsp
light corn syrup
1 tsp
vanilla
2 c
confectioners' sugar
dash of salt
4-5 Tbsp
milk (add a little at a time until of spreading consistency)

Step-By-Step

1Preheat oven to 350'F. Grease a 9x13 pan.

2Melt butter. Remove from heat and add ingredients in the order listed, stirring well by hand, until all ingredients are blended. Do not over-stir or brownies will get tough.

3Bake for 25-30 minutes (mine took exactly 24 minutes). Do not overbake. If you want those wonderful clean edges, use a plastic knife to cut them (best brownie trick ever).

4In a mixer bowl, beat butter, cocoa, corn syrup and vanilla until blended. Add powdered sugar and milk; beating until spreading consistency.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American