Today is National Brownie Day, so I thought I’d share this recipe our daughter Rebekah whipped up for us recently. She loves to bake, and the rest of us love to eat, so it’s a winning combination!
She calls them “Melt-in-Your-Mouth Brownies” — and they are fantastic!
Why not mix up a double batch this afternoon? One to keep and one to share with neighbors as an early Christmas gift?
Ingredients for Brownies:
- 1 cup butter, melted
- 1/2 cup cocoa powder
- 4 eggs
- 1½ Tbsp. vanilla
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 cups flour
Ingredients for frosting:
- ¼ cup butter
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ¼ cup milk
- 2½ cups powder sugar
- Preheat oven to 350-degrees.
- Line a 9” x 13” pan with foil, then spray with cooking spray. Set aside.
- Using a stand mixer, combine melted butter and cocoa powder. Mix on medium speed until smooth with no visible lumps.
- At eggs and vanilla, beating until thickened and smooth.
- Add in sugar and beat until incorporated, then slowly add the flour and mix thoroughly.
- Spread in prepared pan and bake for 15 to 20 minutes until center is set.
- While the brownies are baking, prepare your frosting by beating the butter and cocoa powder together, then adding in the milk and powdered sugar and whipping until smooth.
- Allow the brownies to cool for about 10 to 15 minutes before spreading on frosting. The brownies will still be warm, but not hot.
- Allow brownies to cool completely before cutting into squares. Enjoy with a cup of coffee or a big glass of cold milk!
This recipe makes 30 brownies. My daughter found it online at cookiesandcups.com (which has some of the most decadent-looking chocolate creations I’ve ever eyeballed, incidentally).
The brownies are scrumptious. The only thing that might make them better is adding a cupful of pecans in the icing, but that’s just my opinion!