Mom's Brownies
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 16-20 servings
Award-winning brownies from Vicki at Everyday Homemaking -- see the original in Everyday Cooking.
  • 2 sticks butter (or 1 stick butter + ½ cup oil)
  • ¾ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup semisweet chips (No chocolate chips? Just increase sugar to 2 cups, cocoa to 1 cup)
  • 3-4 eggs (for fudgier brownies, use 3; for cakier brownies, use 4)
  • 1 ¾ cups Sucanat or sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 1 ½ cups fresh flour (or 1 ¼ c. AP/all-purpose) For fudgier brownies, reduce by ¼ cup
  • ½ tsp salt
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • nuts (optional)
  1. Preheat oven to 350 (or 325 for glass or dark pans).
  2. Grease 11x7 or 13x9 pan.
  3. Microwave chocolate chips, cocoa, and butter on HI for 2 minutes, stirring to blend, and making sure the butter is very hot, to dissolve the sugar in the next step.
  4. Stir in sugar till mostly dissolved. Mix in eggs and vanilla till smooth. Add flour, salt, and baking powder.
  5. Spread into prepared pan.
  6. Bake 35-40 minutes for 11x7, 25-30 minutes for 13x9, till toothpick comes out barely clean or with a few moist crumbs clinging.
Recipe by Everyday Homemaking at