Birthday, Valentine’s Day, Any Celebration Brownies

Reposting the recipe for my most favorite brownies courtesy of my dear friend Brenda. They’ve come to be known in our family as daddy’s birthday brownies because my husband loves anything baked with extra chocolate (this one calls for an entire bag of chocolate chips) and the recipe is so simple that my daughters can pretty much bake them on their own which they now do for his birthday each year. Once the brownies have cooled I usually dust with a little powdered sugar but as you can see they can easily be dressed up for most any holiday or celebration. Of course, you shouldn’t wait for the next holiday to bake them, they are easy and delicious enough to be called everyday brownies!

Celebration and Everyday Brownies

  • Servings: 12 Medium Sized Squares
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Credit: Brenda’s Double Chocolate Chip Brownies


  • 3/4 cup unsifted flour
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1/3 cup unsalted butter
  • 3/4 cup sugar
  • 2 tbs water
  • 12 oz chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 eggs


  1. Adjust rack to middle oven and pre-heat to 325 degrees. Grease a 9×9 baking pan. Line bottom with parchment paper.
  2. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt in a small bowl.
  3. In a small pan, combine butter, sugar and water. Bring to a boil over medium heat. Remove from heat. Add 6 oz of chocolate chips and vanilla. Stir until melted and smooth. Transfer to a large bowl and add 2 eggs, one at a time.
  4. Gradually add flour. Stir in remaining 6 oz chocolate chips. Spread in prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool completely. Invert onto a curling board. Cut into squares. Sprinkle with powdered sugar or festive sprinkles!
  5. Mix together.

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