Don't you love thick and chewy brownies? I sure do. This recipe is one that Mom passed on to me. I love how versatile it is. You can add pretty much anything that goes with chocolate and it is just as good. I have done peppermint extract and Andes/Junior Mints or just adding Rolos for the chocolate chips. Have fun...just play around with your favorite chocolate combinations.
1 1/2 sticks butter (I typically use margarine for this recipe)
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa powder
1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
4 eggs, beaten (I have even substituted FlaxSeed Meal)
2 t vanilla extract
2 cups chocolate chips, divided
1/2 cup chopped pecans (omitted)
Frosting (never tried it)
1 1/4 cup powdered sugar
2 T cocoa powder
2 T butter, softened
1 t vanilla extract
Melt butter in the microwave. In a large bowl combine flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Stir in melted butter. Add eggs and vanilla and blend until smooth. Stir in 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and all the nuts. Spread in a greased 9x13 pan. Sprinkle with remaining chips. Bake at 350 for 35minutes. Cool.
For frosting: Sift together sugar and cocoa. Add softened butter and vanilla. Beat in milk until proper consistency.