The Best Brownies from Scratch

A few years ago, I came across this recipe for homemade brownies on Alison’s blog. It’s originally from here. Let me just say, this brownie recipe is magical.

best made from scratch brownies

I’ve probably made these 10 times, and they always come out perfectly. Today they’re extra special, because I made them for John’s birthday! Birthday brownie love.

best brownie recipe ever

It seems like I always have the ingredients handy for these, so it’s tough not to make them every week! I don’t think my waistline would appreciate it though…

only use one pot for brownies

The best part? You only have to get one dish dirty!

parchment paper brownies

Don’t forget the parchment paper for easy cleanup.

Emily’s Brownies

1 stick unsalted butter
1/2 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar
2 large eggs
3/4 cup flour
1/2 cup cocoa
Pinch salt
1 tablespoon vanilla

1. Preheat Oven to 390 degrees.
2. Melt butter in pot on stovetop.
3. Remove butter from heat, let cool about a minute, then add sugars (simply use the pot as your bowl). Mix well.
4. Add eggs, flour, cocoa, salt, and generous tablespoon-splash of vanilla, and mix well.
5. Line an 8″ square baking dish with parchment paper, pour in batter, and pop in oven.
6. Bake 20-25 minutes. Then test with a knife in the center, and remove when only a few little crumbs cling to the knife.
7. Cool one hour or overnight.

yummy brownies



7 thoughts on “The Best Brownies from Scratch

  1. These look delicious! And seem to have an ooey gooey center which I am a huge fan of 🙂 Will have to try these out sometime soon! I truly believe that you just can’t top a brownie and ice cream.

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