Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Katharine Hepburn Brownies Recipe

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Annamaria Settanni McDonald


This is directly from the beloved actress Katharine Hepburn. I had written it down a long time ago. Apparently this is her family's recipe. These brownies are delicious and go great with some vanilla ice cream and hot fudge. Best eaten especially while watching a drama starring the famed actress! A must to add to your brownie recipe collections! I triple this recipe to make more, brownies don't last long in our house!


★★★★★ 3 votes

makes 8 brownies
25 Min
35 Min


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  • 1 stick
  • 2
    chocolate, unsweetened squares
  • 1 c
  • 2
  • 1/2 tsp
    pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 1/4 tsp
  • 1 c
    chopped nuts (optional)

How to Make Katharine Hepburn Brownies


  1. Melt together 1 stick butter and 2 squares unsweetened chocolate and take the saucepan off the heat.
  2. Stir in 1 cup sugar, add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla, and beat the mixture well.
  3. Stir in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt. (In the original recipe, 1 cup chopped walnuts or pecans is added here as well.)
  4. Bake the brownies in a buttered and floured 8-inch-square pan at 325°F for about 35-40 minutes.

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About Katharine Hepburn Brownies

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate

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