Best Brownies Ever

Best Brownies

After many failed attempts at brownies, I was ready to give up. I always found them dry and flaky, and as a result, I never understood why people found them so yummy.

As I got older and refined my cooking abilities I thought I would try again. I quickly realized that cooking and baking are two entirely different things. Baking does not forgive as easily as a lasagna, baking is a science….if I recall I barely passed science.

Lots of watching and reading and many trial and error attempts got me to this. I was also curious how someone came up with Brownies in the first place so I did some digging.

While the exact origins of brownies are somewhat unclear, and there are several theories about how this popular dessert came to be. The first recorded printing of a brownie recipe was in the 1906 edition of “The Boston Cooking-School Cook Book,” authored by Fannie Farmer. Throughout the years brownies have been updated, changed, refined, and reverted and there are so many types out there with so many variations it would make your head spin. 

You can find any version of brownies you can think of, including Peanut Butter ones, that are next on my list to try and make. 

I thank my husband for all the tests and trials he “had to endure” for me to get to this point. I’m sure he didn’t mind, just like he didn’t mind the Banana Muffin trials, or the Meatloaf

Best Brownies

Items needed for this recipe:

Measuring Spoons
Measuring Cups
Mixing Bowl
Baking Dish

Pre-heat oven to 350 F


  • 1/2 Cups of Butter
  • 1 Cups of White Sugar
  • 2 Large Egg
  • 1.5 tsp of Vanilla Extract
  • 1/4 tsp of Salt
  • 1/4 tsp of Baking Powder
  • 1/3 Cups of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cups of Flour
  • 1/4 Corse Salt (optional)


Melt your butter/margarine, I don’t judge 🙂

Add to a mixing bowl.

Add the melted butter and the 2 eggs into a bowl and add the sugar, mix well.

Add all other dry ingredients into the bowl and mix.

Once you are done it will look like the above. Pour into a baking dish, if you choose sprinkle salt over the top. Put into the oven and bake for 25-30 minutes or until it pulls away from the sizes.