Cook's Classic Brownies

mary Armstrong


The very BEST brownies!


★★★★★ 1 vote

20 Min
30 Min


  • 6 oz
    unsweetened chocolate, chopped fine
  • 12 Tbsp
    (1 1/2 sticks), unsalted butter, cut into (6) one inch pieces
  • 2 1/4 c
  • 4 large
  • 1 Tbsp
    vanilla extract
  • 1 1/4 c
    cake flour
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 3/4 tsp
    baking powder
  • 1 c
    pecans or walnuts, chopped medium, toasted in oven 5-8 minutes, then cooled

How to Make Cook's Classic Brownies


  1. Melt together the chocolate and butter, when this mixture is completely smooth, whisk in sugar.
  2. Add eggs one at a time, whisking after each. Add vanilla.
  3. Add flour mixture in 3 additions.
  4. Transfer to 9x13 pan. Smooth. Sprinkle nuts over batter if not using a frosting.

    If using a frosting, stir nuts into the batter.
  5. Bake at 325 degrees for 30-35 minutes or until toothpick inserted comes out with a FEW crumbs attached.

    IMPORTANT: If over-baked, toothpick comes out clean; if under-baked it has batter clinging to it.

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About Cook's Classic Brownies

Course/Dish: Chocolate Other Desserts
Hashtags: #nuts #unsweetened

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