Have you ever had a day where nearly everything you touched turned to the proverbial gold? You know, a dream come true day…your favorite groceries were on sale AND you had coupons for them, the cat didn’t puke a hairball onto your clean carpet, the kids did their homework without being nagged, and your significant other said and did ALL of the right things (like the dishes!), proving once again how brilliant you were for selecting him/her as a life partner. Crazy stuff like that 😉
Whatever the source of your happiness was on that perfect day, it likely produced an ear-to-ear grin across your face. That’s always a good thing! I’ve had a similar smile plastered across my face for the past TWO WEEKS!
Yup! I didn’t just have a single DAY of awesome good fortune. I had an entire two weeks where awesome things happened in my life!
That kind of happiness is worthy of a celebration, so I baked up my best ever brownies! Grab one or two of these fudgy, chewy, dark chocolate chunk bits of goodness, then scroll down (below the recipe) and allow me to share my good news with you!
Ready for a taste of my best ever brownies? Here’s the recipe!
Bake up a batch of my best ever brownies and sit down…let’s chat!
Best Ever Brownies
- 4 ounces (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 cup granulated sugar
- 1 tsp vanilla extract
- 2 eggs
- 1/2 cup all purpose flour
- 1/2 cup Dutch process cocoa powder
- 1/4 tsp baking soda
- 1/4 tsp salt
- 1 cup bittersweet chocolate chunks
- Heat oven to 350 degrees F. Line the bottom AND up the sides of a 9-inch x 9-inch baking pan with parchment paper.
- Beat together the butter, sugar, and vanilla in the bowl of a hand or stand mixer. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition.
- Stir together the flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture. Mix in the baking soda.
- Mix in the chocolate chunks with a wooden spoon or spatula.
- Pour the thick batter into the prepared dish and spread evenly.
- Bake for 25 minutes, until brownies begin to pull away from the side of the pan. If you like your brownies less fudgy, add 5-7 minutes of additional baking time.