Best Fudgy Brownies Recipe
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Best Fudgy Brownies Recipe

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I love to bake treats like these brownies to share with co-workers. When I was growing up, I helped my mother make delicious, hearty meals and desserts like this for our farm family of eight.—Judy Cunningham, Max, North Dakota
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES:30 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
MAKES: 30 servings


  • 1-1/3 cups butter, softened
  • 2-2/3 cups sugar
  • 4 large eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • Confectioners' sugar, optional

Nutritional Facts

1 each: 189 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein


  1. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine the flour, cocoa and salt; gradually add to the creamed mixture.
  2. Spread into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25-30 minutes or until the top is dry and the center is set. Cool completely. Dust with confectioners' sugar if desired. Yield: 2-1/2 dozen.
Originally published as Fudgy Brownies in Taste of Home December/January 1997, p45

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Reviewed Apr. 24, 2016

"The best brownie recipe. Did have to cook for an additional 10 min."

Reviewed Apr. 3, 2016

"My family loved this recipe. The brownies were moist and yummy! Saving this one for later use!"

Reviewed Mar. 2, 2016

"These brownies were excellent! They were very fudgy and not at all dry, as a previous reviewer mentioned. In fact, they were very moist and soft. We sifted some confectioner's sugar on top before serving. Delicious!"

Reviewed Jan. 26, 2016

"I try to seldom give negative reviews, but these brownies are awful. There is nothing fudgy about them. I've been a baker for over 20 years and was just looking for a different brownie recipe. Followed the recipe exactly....twice... because I was convinced had to have messed up horribly the first time. These are dry and chalky, and as I said, not the least bit fudgy. They went in the trash. Maybe melting the butter or using oil instead would help, and cutting back on the cocoa and flour...but I'm not even going to waste my ingedients by trying again."

Reviewed Jan. 13, 2016

"These make excellent cookies. 325* for 10 minutes."

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