Monday, February 13, 2012

Best Brownies Ever

These were amazing!
my cousin Melissa gave me this recipe and I am sooo glad she shared this with me! It has changed my brownie preference forever! 
I thought that the boxed brownies were the best! but these were so easy and I made them from my household baking supplies (no special trips and no added ingredients that you cannot pronounce!) 

Here is what you Need:
1 cup Butter
2 cup Sugar
4 Eggs
1/2 cup Water or Coffee
1 tsp Vanilla
1 cup Flour
3/4 cup Cocoa Powder
1 tsp Backing Powder
1/2 tsp Salt
1 cup Walnuts (optional) 
4 oz. Chocolate Chips (the more the better)

Bake Time:
25 minutes @ 350 Fahrenheit  

Start with your butter and sugar in your mixing bowl and cream them together:
Make sure your butter is softened I like to chop mine into cubes then soften them in the microwave before mixing

once they are creamed together it will look like this:
Now break down the butter and sugar off the sides to add the eggs one at a time:
Turn your blender on low and ad your eggs one at a time
then add your vanilla
it should look like this!
Now in a separate bowl mix in your dry ingredients:
makes sure to blend them nicely before adding to the eggs:
Next we take our blended dry ingredients and our coffee (or water) and add them to the eggs butter and sugar alternating back and forth to get a even mixture. 
(make sure your coffee is not blazing hot! cool it down first.
I really liked the coffee in the brownie. I had a very mild brew and it made it richer and really tasty!
after it is all evenly blended add in chocolate chips and chopped walnuts if desired. (I did not have any so I didn't put them in) once finished mixing put it into a 9x12 pan that is lightly greased. 

Make sure to preheat your oven to 350 degrees & bake for 25 minutes
Once they are done, test with toothpick in center for easy check and take out and let cool uncovered for 30 minutes or so. 
the texture for these are airy and fluffy and soo gooey! 
once cooled you can frost or garnish with powdered sugar and berries. I would say this would go well with a scoop of vanilla bean ice cream and a cup of coffee! 

Try them and you will think twice before buying the boxed kind! This was really good!


  1. I need a mixer!!! hahaha. Love all the pics too :) Awesome!

  2. Where's the WARNING on this one??? LOL! Come on! :)

  3. Haha Sorry dad.. I didn't warn this one :) I thought the word brownie said warning enough! :)