Tuesday, January 15, 2013

one bowl brownies {and a cookie recipe}

happy tuesday! we are having a great but BUSY week, 
and sometimes during these kind of weeks we just crave some 
yummy basic treats..like brownies or cookies. the only thing is, 
there is SUCH a big difference when they are made from scratch
instead of store-bought cookie dough, or brownie mixes. so today 
here are two favorite recipes for these kinds of basics..
because your sweet tooth deserves it!

"one bowl brownies" 
so much better than box brownies, and almost as easy to whip up!

ingredients:
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
3/4 cup {1.5 sticks} butter
2 cups sugar {i use a little less}
3 eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour

directions:
microwave cocoa powder + butter in large microwave safe bowl for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. stir until combined. then, stir in sugar. add eggs & vanilla, mix well. add flour and stir until well blended. and that's it! spread into greased 9x13 baking pan. bake at 350 for 30-35 minutes, until toothpick inserted in the middle comes out with fudgy crumbs {don't overbake!!}. cool in pan. enjoy!
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and while we're at it, here is a great & simple 
chocolate chip cookie recipe that we love!

chewy chocolate chip cookies
1 cube butter
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. brown sugar
*MIX*
1 tsp. vanilla
2 eggs
*MIX*
1 tsp. baking soda
1 tsp. salt 
2 1/2 c. flour {add gradually}
secret ingredient: a dash of cinnamon!!
*MIX*
1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips 

Bake: 350ยบ for 7 minutes or until golden brown
*thanks randi for this recipe!

enjoy!
XO

46 comments:

  1. Both of these sound amazing!

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  2. so excited to try these.
    its a good thing i'm at work right now otherwise i would have already made these and eaten them all.

    K

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    1. haha right? but it's the worst being at work and seeing pictures of yummy food when you can't make it!

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  3. Wow, I must try all these. It looks delicious! x

    Fashion Landscape

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  4. i need to try those brownies! love a good brownie.

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  5. Im so trying these! I have so much coco powder left over from christmas presents (hot coco) so Im totally trying this..perhaps tonight! Thanks lovely

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    1. perfect! the cocoa powder might be a little different because it's the unsweetened store-bought kind, but maybe hot cocoa would work too! let me know!

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  6. Mmmmm I'm craving brownies & cookies now!

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  7. Oh those brownies look so good! Thanks for sharing! And thanks for stopping by my blog. I'm excited to start following yours!

    RebeccawithanR

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  8. Thanks for stopping by my blog--I love getting to know my new followers! And I love your blog too, btw--I'm all for making everything I can from scratch (esp. desserts), and these look positively scrumptious.

    And my husband and I are opposite of you guys--in our house, he's the French-speaking one, and I'm the Spanish :)

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  9. thanks for sharing, I love easy & delicious recipes, cant wait to try these!

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  10. Um YUM! I'm actually obsessed with brownies (and trying brownie recipes) so this is perfect. I'm already craving one after that picture!

    Alyssa
    The Glossy Life

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  11. Thank you so much for your sweet comment!
    These brownies look delicious!

    -Kati

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  12. Let's just talk about how THIN my brownies and cookies are because I always EAT all the BATTER!!! :)) These look soooo good....

    www.sashon.blogspot.com

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    1. hah SAME!!! glad i'm not the only one!!!
      xo

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  13. New Follower! Found you through the GFC Link up!! Love your blog..when you have time check out my blog at www.kjaggers.com and if you like what you see.. follow back! Happy New Year!

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  14. Wow, those treats look amazing!

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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  15. I need to make these this week. Diet, begone!

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  16. These recipes are making me miss gluten. A lot.

    -Danielle

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  17. These both look so so good. I'm a big BIG fan of chewy chocolate chip cookies.. these are going on my list this week!

    By the way thanks for dropping by my blog! Your sweet comments made my day.
    xo

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  18. Thanks for visiting my blog! You are so sweet! And I am loving the yummy recipe you have here! Cute blog!

    Shelby
    http://brandonandshelby.blogspot.com/

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  19. Yum! Believe it or not, I am not the hugest chocolate fan, so this would be perfect for small little cravings! Thanks for stopping by my blog, I love "meeting" new fun people!

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  20. I'm going to try the brownies, thay look so easy :)

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  21. these look delicious! i have recently started making my own brownies but only because brownie mix is hard to find where we live. new follower here!

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  22. Homemade baked goods are always a million times better than the store bought mixes! Thanks for the delicious recipes!

    Carrie

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  23. Thanks for stopping by my blog :) I've been craving brownies - maybe I'll give these ones a try!

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  24. Oh my goodness - those brownies look SO delicious and chewy :)

    Annie
    The Other Side of Gray

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  25. Emy...the brownies look delicious!!

    YUMMMMM!!!!

    xoxo
    www.thefashioncanvas.com

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  26. One word: Yummo!

    If you get a sec, please check out my latest post. Thank you :)

    Sofia

    http://stylishlyinlove.blogspot.com/

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  27. mmm, that looks delicious. :)
    Would you like to follow each other? Follow me and i'll be happy to follow you back. :)

    http://jonnessa.blogspot.com/

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  28. Those look divine.
    It's my husband's birthday tomorrow and he doesn't like cake, so I might have to make those brownies for him.

    Thanks for stopping by my blog!
    following back!
    xx
    Whitney
    themiddleofthestreet.blogspot.com

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  29. two things:

    goodbye, resolution for less sweets.
    your wedding pictures in the corner are adorable!

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  30. new follower from gfc hop. beautiful blog! can't wait to try the brownies and cookies!

    www.mamacase.com

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  31. Hi Emi,

    Thanks for stopping by my blog and commenting on my jeans comparison post. I'll have to look away from your brown /cookie post (two of my all time fav desserts) as I'm on a post holiday diet ;-)

    Monica
    www.pear-shaped-gal.com

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  32. Thankyou for stopping by my blog & leaving such a lovely comment! I'm a sucker for Brownies & can't remember the last time I had one! So after seeing this post I will most certainly be baking them soon! So watch out for a post on it haha ;) xx

    www.satinandsouffles.com
    www.satinandsouffles.com

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  33. ahhh as if i need more sweets in the house. now im tempted to make these too! poor husband, he's always saying he wants to get fit and then i make these hahaha

    The DayLee Journal

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  34. Yum, love the concept of this blog, following!
    -Kosi
    http://onecreatesoneself.blogspot.com/

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  35. Oh, man! My mouth is definitely watering now! haha
    I'm new to your blog and I think it is so cute! Can't wait to read more :)
    Sapir
    thesapphirequeen.blogspot.com

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  36. Love your blog ! What about following each other? Also on bloglovin and fb if you want...just let me know :3 <3

    NEW POST UP!

    www.ontomywardrobe.com

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  37. looks yummy!

    My blog
    www.donnaiveh.blogspot.com

    Would u like to follow each other on GFC,FB or Twitter?

    lot of love :-*

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  38. Those brownies look amazing. I'll be bookmarking this post! And following along. Looking forward to sharing our stories with one another!

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