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Best Brownies from Allrecipes.com

Best Brownies from allrecipes.com are easy frosted brownies made in an 8 inch square pan.
Prep Time20 mins
Cook Time25 mins
Total Time45 mins
Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Servings: 16
Author: Cookie Madness

Ingredients

  • 2 eggs 90 grams -- large, not extra large or jumbo
  • 1/2 cup all-purpose flour 65 grams
  • 1/3 cup unsweetened natural style cocoa powder 30 grams
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt omit if using salted butter
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
  • 8 tablespoons unsalted butter 84 grams
  • 2 tablespoons vegetable oil
  • 1 cup granulated sugar 200 grams
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/3 cup toasted walnuts optional
  • 1/3 cup semisweet chocolate chips optional

Frosting:

  • 3 tablespoons unsalted butter softened
  • 1 tablespoon honey
  • 1 cup sifted confectioners sugar 95 grams
  • 3 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • Pinch of salt omit if using salted butter
  • 1-3 tablespoons whole milk that's been warmed or is at room temperature

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line an 8 inch square pan with nonstick foil (or use regular foil and spray with cooking spray).
  • Crack the eggs into a small bowl and beat with a fork until whites and yolks are blended. Set aside.
  • In a another bowl, thoroughly whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, salt and baking powder. Set aside.
  • In a large (3 quart) saucepan, melt the butter over medium or medium low heat. Alternatively, you can do this in a microwave-safe mixing bowl.
  • Remove from heat and add the sugar to the warm butter. Stir gently, then stir n the oil and vanilla until blended. Add the eggs gradually, stirring with a spoon or scraper until blended. Add the flour mixture and stir until blended, then add the walnuts and chocolate chips.
  • Transfer to the pan and spread evenly. Bake for 25 minutes or until set, then let cool at room temperature.
  • To make frosting, combine the softend butter and honey in a mixing bowl. Sift together the cocoa powder and sugar, then add to the honey and butter mixture, beating until blended. Add the vanilla and a pinch of salt if needed. Using a hand held mixer, beat in the milk one tablespoon at a time until icing is very soft. Spread over the warm brownies. Let the brownies cool completely, then chill if desired.
  • Lift from pan and cut into squares.