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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 189 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g 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

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 189 calories, 9 g fat (5 g saturated fat), 50 mg cholesterol, 130 mg sodium, 26 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

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Reviewed May. 18, 2015

"I made them for my family and then eat then all!!!

They are still asking for me to make them!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 22, 2015

"I love this recipe! I did add in a little bit more sugar as well as vanilla, but other than that absolutely delicious!"

Reviewed Mar. 7, 2015

"these were so bad i almost threw up because the taste would not get out of my mouth. I do not recommend these. unless you like the taste of flour. This is not a mean comment. It is a warning these were the worts ever !!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!!"

Reviewed Mar. 1, 2015

"I recall preparing these brownies when they were featured in Taste of Home! I'd greased and floured my pan! I use 1 tsp. salt when using 2 cups flour! These brownies were delicious! I baked brownies for the prescribed time-25 to 30 minutes, using a cake tester to

determine the doneness! delowenstein"

Reviewed Feb. 17, 2015

"Delicious and simple. This is the second time that I have made them and they came out beautifully each time. They do take longer than 25 minutes. An additional 5-10 minutes depending on your oven and the altitude. If the butter/sugar mixture isn't light and fluffy than the butter wasn't soft enough. This happened to me the first time. Don't fret, they still turn out. And they are thick no matter what! They are "fudgy brownies" so don't let that freak you out. It was thick enough that it was difficult to spread in the pan. I just plopped it in, put it in the oven for a couple minutes, and then pulled it out to smooth it before putting it back in. Delicious! They were a hit with my coworkers and were requested again for my boss' birthday. Don't sub margarine or Splenda! Just go for it and enjoy :)

Btw- it's bad form to rate brownies with 1star simply because there are no nuts. You lowered the entire overall review dramatically because you prefer it with nuts? That's really silly. This doesn't make them "not real brownies", just not your preference. If you want them so much, just add them! There are so many people with severe nut allergies that it is smart to leave them out."

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