Best Brownies Ever. (and SO Easy, too.)





Some days, you just need homemade brownies. Know what I mean?

And we happen to have the easiest, fudgiest brownie recipe ever (thanks, Julia!). We love it ’cause:

There are no fancy or surprise ingredients — you’ve got all this stuff on hand.

You can mix the batter all in one pot — no mixing bowls necessary.

They bake in a jiffy.

When Julia gave us the recipe, she wrote “The Best Brownies Ever” at the top. We were suspicious — we’ve made a lot of brownies in our time, and that’s a big promise. But they delivered. And on a chilly fall day, warm from the oven… their gooey goodness rules.

It’s ruling in my house right now.

Herewith, a super-easy, super-fast go-to sweet treat. Enjoy!

Best Brownies Ever


1 stick of butter

1/2 cup brown sugar

1 cup white sugar

2 large eggs

3/4 cup flour

1/2 cup cocoa

Pinch of salt

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

1. Preheat the oven to 390 degrees. (Yes, you read that right. Not 400 — 390.)

2. Melt butter in large saucepan over stove.

3. Remove butter from heat, let cool about one minute, then add both sugars (just use the pot as your bowl.) Mix well.

4. Add eggs, flour, cocoa, salt, and a generous tablespoon-splash of vanilla. Mix well.

5. Line an 8×8-inch glass baking dish with parchment paper (I trim a sheet big enough to go up the sides of the dish.) Pour in batter, pop it in the oven.

6. Bake 20 – 25 minutes. Test by inserting a knife in the center — the brownies are done when only a few little crumbs cling to the knife. (Important: do NOT overbake.)

7. Let cool for one hour (if you can wait that long!)


3 Responses to “Best Brownies Ever. (and SO Easy, too.)”

  1. 1 PAT PARKINSON October 15, 2010 at 6:04 pm


  2. 2 Sarah October 15, 2010 at 6:40 pm

    I’ll have to try them. I thought mine was the Best Brownie recipe ever! 😉

  3. 3 kimk October 16, 2010 at 3:38 am

    I love this recipe too and have made them numerous times!!

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