Aunts are the ones who spoil you, let you talk about other family members when you're angry without judging you. Aunts take you out for ice cream.
Aunts make you feel like the most perfectly special niece in the whole wide world. It's pretty amazing.
But probably the best thing an Aunt can do is share her timeless family-favorite recipes with you. My Aunt Janice shared her brownie recipe with me recently and I am hooked. Apparently, so are my friends and Hubby because they ate every single brownie the same night I made them...(after I promised to save one for my mom)...sorry mom!
No worries, it's a good thing.
The best part about this recipe is how easy it is. Homemade brownie recipes can be intimidating at times for sure. But this one is easy, chocolatey, and delicious! So do something easy and make Aunt Jan's Easy Breezy Brownies, then tell your friends it was super hard. And, go ahead, let them eat every last one. 'Cuz that's the whole point of making brownies for the people you love!
(L♥ve you Aunt Janice!!!)
1 cup unsalted butter
2 cup Sugar
2 teaspoon Vanilla extract
3/4 cup Cocoa
1 cup Flour
1/2 teaspoon Baking powder
1/4 teaspoon Salt
1 1/2 cups Semisweet Chocolate chips (optional)
Grease 13x9x2 pan (just wipe it down with veg. oil or preferred greasing method)
Melt the butter (microwave or stovetop...choice is yours)
Using a whisk, stir in sugar and vanilla
Using a wooden spoon, add eggs one at a time, beating well after
(Continue using the wooden spoon!)
Add cocoa, beat until well blended (use a spatula to scrape down the sides of the bowl)
Add flour, baking powder, salt and beat well (scrape down sides!)
Mix in chocolate chips
Pour into pan and bake for 30 minutes
Remove from oven and let cool for 30 minutes
Cut and serve (and remember it's like my bf says...no one wants a small brownie!)