I think everyone needs a go-to brownie recipe. Boxed brownies are fantastic, but brownies from scratch just don't take very long to make, and they are so delicious! Nice and crispy on the top, soft and gooey on the inside. Plus, they use ingredients that most people have on hand all the time, so I can make them whenever I get a craving :)
from hint of honey (one of my favorite food blogs)
1/2 cup melted butter
3/4 cup brown sugar
3/4 cup white sugar
1/2 Tbs. vanilla extract
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
(optional, but recommended) 1/2 cup chocolate chips
Pre-heat oven to 350 degrees.
Combine melted butter, brown and white sugars and vanilla in a stand mixer until mixture is smooth. Add eggs and mix. In a separate bowl, combine flour, cocoa powder and salt all together and mix until combined, then add to the butter/sugar mixture and stir in. Fold in the chocolate chips. Grease an 8"x8" pan and spread the brownie batter into the bottom smoothing with a rubber spatula to even the mixture. Lick the spatula and put the brownies in the oven for 30-35 minutes. Check brownies with a toothpick to see that they have cooked all the way through, and then pull them out to cool. Enjoy! Please feel free to email me with comments or questions!
*The original recipe makes double the amount I have given you, and fills a 9x13 pan, and might be better for larger families. We would probably be sick if the two of us had a 9x13 pan of brownies at our disposal. Happy and sick, but still sick.
*Word to the wise: These brownies are best eaten straight out of the pan. Seriously. Don't cut the brownie up until you have to, because it will dry out some if you cut it up and put it on a plate.