These brownies are perfection! Crispy outer edge, soft, fudgy center perfect on their own or as the base of the most awesome sundae. Such a simple recipe to make and they bake perfectly every time. This recipe involves a lot of butter, eggs and sugar but it is so worth it! This recipe makes a 9×9 pan or ~48 mini muffin cup size brownies.
2 tsp Vanilla*
1/4 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
*I will do 1 tsp vanilla 1 tsp peppermint extract for mint brownies
Preheat the oven to 350F. Melt the butter. Pour into a mixing bowl. Add in the sugar and stir. Add in the eggs. Stir until all three are well incorporated. Mixing the sugar in well will help with the final product. Add the vanilla (and peppermint extract if making mint brownies). As usual I prefer less dishes and one bowl baking. If you prefer traditional methods, mix your dry ingredients in a separate bowl. If one bowl baking, add the cocoa to the mixing bowl. Once incorporated, add the salt followed by the baking powder. Last, add the flour slowly so it can mix in without clumps. If mixing dry ingredients in a separate bowl, gently whisk them together then add slowly until fully incorporated. Scrape the sides of the bowl once to ensure all ingredients are blended together.
Take your pan and if using a metal or glass pan, line with parchment paper or grease and flour. I used a silicone pan for the batch pictured and it turned out fantastic. Spread the batter evenly in the pan. Place in the oven for 25-30 min.
Test the brownies with a toothpick in the center to check for doneness. Once fully cooked, remove from oven and let cool for 10 minutes. Gently remove from pan and let continue cooling on a cooling rack if you have one.
These brownies can be sliced and eaten, or frozen for a treat at a later date. I love to add the mint for a different flavour, especially at Christmas! They make wonderful one bite treats when baked in a mini muffin tin. I add a squeeze of icing and a Hershey kiss on top for a simple baking exchange item. This is such a quick and simple recipe it’s enjoyed all year round!