I love baking. Even more? I love that Mister Man and Little Miss love baking with me. Mister Man is really blossoming with his interest in cooking and baking, and I’ve begun to ask him what he wants to make to encourage his interest – and yes, it was his idea to do the bacon cheddar stuffed burgers. Pretty creative for a seven year old, no? He also came up with the s’mores cookies we made awhile back.
Whenever I ask him what he wants to make, he seems to come up with a different idea. When I put him in charge of desserts for a party a few weeks back, he immediately pounced upon the idea of making butterscotch brownies. So we did. And they were good.
1/2 c butter (I used dairy free so Little Miss could enjoy these)
2 c brown sugar
1 T baking powder
3/4 t salt
1 t vanilla
1 1/2 c flour
1 c (plus – I don’t measure, why should you?) chopped dark chocolate – or chocolate chips
Preheat your oven to 350 degrees. (Am I the only one who forgets to do this every time?) As with most baked goods, I use my convection oven whenever possible; mine has an auto converter of time and temp, which makes it easy, but I find that baked goods especially bake more evenly with the convection oven. on
Melt the butter, and immediately add the brown sugar. Stir until well combined, and let it cool slightly. Add the eggs and vanilla and beat for one to two minutes to get it as light as possible. Add the baking powder and salt, and stir thoroughly. Add the flour and stir until mostly mixed, then add the chips and stir until just combined.
This will be more like cookie dough than brownie batter, so don’t be concerned if it’s thicker than you expected. Lightly grease a 9×13 pan. Scoop out spoonfuls onto the pan, then use the back of your spatula to press gently into them to even the batter across the pan.
Bake at 350 degrees for thirty-five minutes, until your tester comes out clean. You don’t want to overbake these. Let cool slightly before cutting, then enjoy. Good luck not trying to keep them all to yourself!
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