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Best Fudgy Brownies

I love to use this fudgy brownie recipe when bringing treats to work. When I was growing up, I helped my mother make delicious, hearty meals and these fudgy brownies for our farm family of eight. —Judy Cunningham, Max, North Dakota
  • Total Time
    Prep: 15 min. Bake: 25 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    2-1/2 dozen

Ingredients

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

Directions

  • Preheat oven to 350°. In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar until light and fluffy, 5-7 minutes. Beat in eggs and vanilla. Combine flour, cocoa and salt; gradually beat into creamed mixture.
  • Spread into a greased 13x9-in. baking pan. Bake until the top is dry and the center is set, 25-30 minutes. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. If desired, dust with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 189 calories, 9g fat (5g saturated fat), 50mg cholesterol, 130mg sodium, 26g carbohydrate (17g sugars, 1g fiber), 2g protein.
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