Scratch Brownies

Recipe by D. Todd Miller
READY IN: 35mins
SERVES: 10-12
UNITS: US

INGREDIENTS

Nutrition
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DIRECTIONS

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Cream butter (or margarine) and sugar. This works well with a mixer, but you can do it by hand.
  • After creaming, switch to a spoon for mixing. Brownies tend to get tough if worked too much. Add the vanilla and eggs and mix just until smooth.
  • Pour in cocoa powder and flour. Again, mix until smooth and lumps are broken up, but don't overmix or work the batter too much.
  • At this point, if you want to add extras such as nuts, raisins, or chocolate pieces, just fold those in easily.
  • Bake for 18-20 minutes in 2 pans size 8 inches by 8 inches. You can use a larger pan like the 9 x 9 and cook for a little longer, 25 to 30 minutes at 350 degrees F. If you use a single pan, then the Scratch Brownies are thicker.
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