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The Best Brownies

I can confidently say this is the best brownie recipe.  I can't tell you how many brownie recipes I've tested.  I've made Ina Garten's brownies several times, and they are tasty but don't have that "WOW" factor. Since brownies are my husband's favorite dessert, it became my mission to develop a brownie that he gave two thumbs up to.  You know what I got after baking these?  Two thumbs up and an "Oh God these are good!"  Make these brownies for your partner, children, friends, or just yourself.  They are gooey, slightly fudgey, and deep with chocolate flavor.

Another reason to make these is ease. They are easy to make! All you do is put them into a pot, melt, mix, pour into a baking dish and bake. They are especially tasty right out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. But they are just as tasty the next day.

I highly suggest making them with Dutch cocoa powder. It will give the brownies a deeper, more chocolatey flavor. Also, if you don't want the brownies to be overly sweet, I suggest using dark chocolate chips (70%) rather than semi-sweet.

the best brownies on cutting board

Another reason to make these is ease. They are easy to make! All you do is put them into a pot, melt, mix, pour into a baking dish and bake. They are especially tasty right out of the oven with a scoop of vanilla ice cream. But they are just as tasty the next day.

I highly suggest making them with Dutch cocoa powder. It will give the brownies a deeper, more chocolatey flavor. Also, if you don't want the brownies to be overly sweet, I suggest using dark chocolate chips (70%) rather than semi-sweet.

brownie in pan with parchment paper
brownies on cutting board

Recipe: The Best Brownie

The best brownies are slightly crisp on top, fudgy in the middle and studded with chocolate chips.

Course Dessert
Keyword brownies, chocolate, dessert
Prep Time 10 minutes
Cook Time 35 minutes
Total Time 45 minutes
Servings 9 pieces

Ingredients

Ingredients:

  • 2 sticks of butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 3/4 cup brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon instant coffee or espresso
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1 bag semisweet or dark chocolate chips divided
  • 4 eggs
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup flour plus 1 tablespoon, divided

Instructions

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees and grease or line a 9x9 baking dish with parchment paper.
  2. In a medium sized pot, combine butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, instant coffee, and salt.  Over medium heat, mix until butter has melted and sugars have thoroughly been combined.  This processes takes about 3-4 minutes.
  3. Add 3/4 of the bag of chocolate chips to the melted butter mixture.  You should have about 1/2 cup chocolate chips leftover.
  4. Mix until chocolate chips have melted.  Turn off the heat.
  5. Add the eggs.  Make sure to mix quickly as you're adding the eggs, otherwise they might scramble.  Mix until combined.
  6. Add cocoa powder and 1/2 cup flour and mix thoroughly.  In a small bowl, take the leftover chocolate chips and 1 tablespoon flour and combine.  Add the flour covered chocolate chips to the brownie mix.  Combine.
  7. Pour mixture into the 9x9 and bake for roughly 35-40 minutes or until a knife comes out clean. Don't over bake!

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