Total Time
2hrs 45mins
Prep 2 hrs
Cook 45 mins

These are the most delicious brownies and so sinfully rich, that I cut them in small squares about 1" x 1" and place them on Christmas cookie trays. The texture is a cross between a brownie and almost fudge-like consistancy. You won't be disappointed! Originally cut from a magazine (Paula Deen, I think).

Ingredients Nutrition

Directions

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F Line the bottom and sides of a 9-inch square pan with foil, allowing 2-3 inches of foil to extend over sides. Spray with cooking spray.
  2. Microwave chocolate and butter in large microwave-safe bowl on high 1-2 minutes or until melted and smooth, stirring at 30 second intervals.
  3. Whisk in sugar. Add eggs one at a time, whisking until each is just blended.
  4. Gently stir in flour and the next four ingredients.
  5. Pour mixture into prepared pan. Bake at 350F for 44-48 minutes or until a wooden pick comes out clean.
  6. cool completely on a wire rack (about 2 hours).
  7. Lift brownies from the pan, using the foil as handles. Gently remove foil.
  8. Frost with the cream cheese frosting and cut into squares.
  9. Frosting:.
  10. Beat cream cheese and butter on medium until creamy.
  11. Add powdered sugar and salt. Add vanilla. Beat until blended.
Most Helpful

The recipe is supposed to have 3/4 cup butter! Make sure NOT to use 1/4. I did and it was not a fudgy brownie at all. The original recipe is from "Southern Living" magazine and calls for the 3/4 cup. I should have know better as a seasoned baker that a good, fudgy brownie has more than 1/4 cup butter!

keylyme December 12, 2015