Best (Made From Scratch) Brownies


Brownies – and all things chocolate make me happy. Especially this recipe. I’ve made my share of boxed brownies, but when I want a treat, this recipe is what I go for. My daughter Rebekah found this recipe in The Reader’s Digest years ago and we’ve used the recipe ever since. It’s been so many years that the clipped copy is gone and I have no idea who (if there is someone) to credit for the recipe.

You’ll need the regular ingredients: cocoa, butter, flour, sugar, eggs, salt, and vanilla. I use real butter and skimp on the sugar.

Let me tell you one secret: the batter* is as good as the baked product!  These brownies are soft and tasty without an excess of chocolate flavor. They are sweet but not too sweet. Just sweet enough!

The recipe has a frosting, but I rarely make the frosting. We like th

em just the way they are.

So mix up a double batch and put one in the freezer. You’ll be so glad you did!

*Yes, I know this batter has raw eggs. I know what folks say about eating raw eggs. Yes, I still lick the batter off the spatula.

Best Ever Brownies Made From Scratch
Recipe type: Dessert
Cuisine: American
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Serves: 24
An easy and simple recipe for the best ever brownies. Add the frosting or leave it off. They're good enough without the added sugar.
  • 1 cup butter
  • 2 cups sugar
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  • 4 eggs
  • 1½ cups flour
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • ¼ tsp. salt
  • 1⅔ cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup softened butter
  • ⅓ cup evaporated milk
  • ⅓ cup cocoa
  2. Mix butter, sugar, and cocoa together.
  3. Stir int he eggs.
  4. Add the flour, salt, and vanilla
  5. Stir together.
  6. Pour into greased 9 x 13-inch pan
  7. Bake at 350 for 20 minutes or until done
  9. Mix ingredients together and put on top of brownies when slightly cooled

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