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How to make the best brownies

Diana De Cicco is a food editor and writer based in New York City. She has a master's degree from New York University in Food Studies. Her passions are eating, traveling, and eating while traveling.

Best Brownie Practices

Bake the best brownies every time with these easy best brownie basics. Everyone loves ooey gooey fudgy brownies and making them at home is the way to go. Bake up some of the best brownies ever and share them with your family and friends and they will be begging for more. Here are some best brownie practices and ideas.

Fudgy Brownies

Makes 24 browniesBrownies

Ingredients:

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 2 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 whole eggs
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking powder

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and coat an 9 x 13-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Combine butter with sugar, eggs, and vanilla and whisk until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine cocoa powder with flour, salt, and baking powder; gradually beat flour mixture into egg mixture and beat until batter is smooth; pour batter into pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

>>Pumpkin Chocolate Swirl Brownies

 

Peanut Butter Swirl Brownies

Makes 12 browniesPeanut Butter Swirl Brownies

  • Ingredients:
  • 1/2 cup smooth peanut butter
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2/3 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/2 cup packed light brown sugar
  • 2 whole eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease an 8 x 8-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat peanut butter and butter until combined; beat in both sugars, eggs, and vanilla until smooth.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour with cocoa powder, baking powder, and salt; gradually beat flour mixture into butter mixture until smooth; pour batter into pan and bake 25 to 30 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.

>>Brownie Bites

 

Mint Frosted Brownies

Makes 24 browniesMint frosted brownies

Ingredients:

  • 1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
  • 3 eggs
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 2 1/2 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 2 tablespoons milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • A few drops of green food coloring

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F and grease a 9 x 9-inch baking pan with cooking spray.
  2. Beat melted butter with cocoa powder, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract until well combined.
  3. In a separate bowl, combine flour with salt and gradually beat into butter mixture; pour batter into pan and bake 20 to 25 minutes, or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  4. Remove brownies from oven and let cool. While brownies are cooling, beat butter with confectioners' sugar until smooth; beat in milk and peppermint extract until well combined then add a few drops of food coloring.
  5. When brownies have cooled, spread mint frosting on top of the brownies.
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