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Homemade Brownies

I'm writing to you from a quiet house that will soon be noisy with people eating up these yummy brownies. I'm pretty maxed out by Friday, but I was thankful for a few moments this morning to make these and I figured I'd share them with you. After all its cold and snowy in most of the country and homemade brownies seem like a good idea.

I have made a version of these in the past but today made them a bit more my own. I made this recipe for a 9x13 because well, I don't know why you'd make brownies in a pan any smaller. Brownies freeze well so even if you don't want a lot of leftovers, tuck some away for the nights brownie sundaes seem like a very very good idea! Last minute friends coming over? Brownies. Hankering for chocolate? Brownies.

Now, here's the thing about these- they have a bit of a crinkly top but they're super gooey and fudge-like inside. Yum. Yes Mom, I know brownies come in a box, but with these I know exactly what's in them and you'll see, they're super easy to make!

I know these aren't healthy, but it's called balance.

Ingredients You'll Need for a 9x13 pan

  • 8 ounces unsweetened chocolate baking squares

  • 1 1/2 cups unsalted butter

  • 3 cups granulated sugar

  • 1 cup firmly packed brown sugar

  • 6 eggs

  • 2 cup flour

  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract

  • 1 tsp salt

  • 1 1/2 teaspoons cinnamon

  1. Preheat the oven to 350. Line the bottom of the pan with parchment paper allowing a bit of a lip on the sides. Spray with cooking spray.

  2. Microwave chocolate and butter in a large bowl until melted and smooth, stirring every 30 seconds - 1 minute until everything is melted.

  3. Whisk in granulated sugar and brown sugar. Next add eggs one at a time until they are each incorporated. Now whisk in the flour, vanilla, and pinch of salt. I recommend using a stand mixer at this point so you don't have any lumps!

  4. Pour into the pa5 and bake for 40-45 minutes. Things may take longer so just use a toothpick to check. Mine cooked for about 45-50. Since they're a bit gooey inside and I didn't want them to be dry the toothpick was moist but not runny.

  5. Allow these to cool completely then lift the parchment and cut into squares.

Yum! I love the taste of cinnamon in here but if you're not a fan of that you could take it out. If you don't have baking squares I recommend getting them next time you're at the store. I'm sure you could try subbing out chocolate chips here and just weight the chocolate to make sure you have 8 ounces but I'm not sure how that'll go!

If you make these be sure to let me know by either tagging @lbsgoodspoon or using #lbsgoodspoon so I can see! Happy Friday + Happy Baking!


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