The Best Fudge Brownies Ever
1 cup Butter
2 1/2 cups Sugar
1 1/4 cups Cocoa (Yes! That’s a lot of cocoa!)
1 tsp Salt
1 tsp Baking Powder
1 T Vanilla Extract
4 large Eggs
1 1/4 cups Flour
2 cups Chocolate Chips
***Optional: mix in 1 drop Edible Peppermint Essential Oil to the batter as the last step.
(I use oils EVERY.SINGLE.DAY. Learn more about why I need them here.)
Preheat oven to 350. Lightly grease a 9×13″ pan.
In a saucepan set over low heat, melt the butter, then add the sugar and stir to combine. Return the mixture to the heat briefly, just till it’s hot, but not bubbling; it’ll become shiny looking as you stir it. Heating the butter and sugar a second time will dissolve more of the sugar, which will yield a shiny top crust on your brownies. Transfer the mixture to a mixing bowl.
Stir in the cocoa, salt, baking powder, and vanilla. Add the eggs, beating till smooth; then add the flour and chips, beating till well combined. Pour batter into the prepared pan.
Bake the brownies for 28-30 minutes. Remove from the oven, and after 5 minutes loosen the edges with a table knife; this helps prevent the brownies from sinking in the center as they cool. Cool completely before cutting and serving. Yield: 2 dozen fudge brownies.
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