Easy, Delicious Brownies

My kids never raved about my cooking. When they went to college, they’d tell me how their friends longed for their mother’s meatloaf, roasted lamb, homemade spaghetti sauce, lasagna, beef brisket. . . . The list seemed endless. I thought, What? No Market Day chicken patties? 

Katie contributed one thing to her friends’ long list of delicous food – my brownies. Not a meal, but I take what I can get when it comes to cooking accolades. My heart soared when she told me this story. See? I thought. They like something I make. 

I started making these when I was twelve, so believe me anyone can be successful. And the ingredients are simple. Enjoy!

Preheat Oven 350 degrees. Grease 8×12 pan with butter (lots in the corners).

Stir together two cups sugar and 6 tablespoons cocoa. (I prefer dark because it is richer.)

Stir in 4 eggs and 2 teaspoons vanilla.
Stir in 1.5 cups flour.
Slowly stir in 2 sticks good quality butter.
Stir carefully until all ingredients are mixed together. Do not use blender or mix master as it adds bubbles.
Add walnuts, if desired (as much as you like).
Bake 30 minutes, but check after 25 minutes because some ovens are faster.
Everyone loves these brownies. They are awesome with ice cream. For a warm dinner dessert, mix the first two ingredients, and set up the other ingredients. After dinner, mix and bake.

2 thoughts on “Easy, Delicious Brownies

  1. Jeff Biesen

    I remember these brownies! Thanks Nancy added ingredients to my list.

    Now you have to send out the banana nut bread recipe.


    1. Nancy Scannell Post author

      I remember making the banana bread, Jeff! I used to make it when the bananas got too brown. I’m glad you liked it, and I hope you are safe and healthy!


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