I don't make many desserts. Cheesecakes, some cookies and these brownies. I usually make these on Sunday maybe once a month or every 2nd month. Or when the missionaries come over and I didn't plan a dessert. But I make these when I feel like a warm, chewy brownie with ice cream. I also make these when I feel like chocolate but I don't have any chocolate but I always have these ingredients. In fact I they are in the oven as we speak for that reason alone. My Mom used to make these when I was a kid.
1 cup of butter
3/4 cup of cocoa
2 cups of sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 1/2 cups flour
Melt butter & cocoa on stove. Add sugar and mix with a fork or spatula (if you only have a hand mixer I do all the mixing in same pot as I melt the butter). If you have a bosch or whatever else, remove from heat and scoop that butter, cocoa and sugar into a your bosch bowl(or kitchen aide). Beat one egg at a time (this is when the bosch comes in handy because you really want to mix those eggs one at a time, mix each egg for about a minute or as long as you can handle, the more mixing the chewier they are but a minute is about good for each egg). Beat in vanilla. Beat in flour.
Bake at 350 for about 25 minutes. Now you have to check these at 20 minutes because you do not want to overbake. I had a really hot oven in one of the apartments we lived in and I had to bake them at 325 for 23 minutes. But 350 at about 25 minutes should be about average. But check and once the toothpick comes out clean take them out! I always sprinkle icing sugar on the top and serve warm with ice cream! Enjoy.