Chocolate Chip Brownies

Source: Sharon Hammond (1998)
Prep time: 30 minutesCooking time: 30 minutesTotal time: 1 hour


2⁄3 c
butter or margarine
3⁄4 c
baking cocoa
1⁄4 c
vegetable oil
2 c
2 t
1 1⁄2 c
1 t
baking powder
1 t
2⁄3 c
semi-sweet chocolate chips
1⁄2 c
milk chocolate chips
1 c
chopped pecans (opt.)
confectioners' sugar (if desired)


Melt butter in a large pan. Whisk in cocoa and oil until smooth. Cook and stir over low heat until cocoa is blended. Remove from heat and stir in sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring well after each. Stir in vanilla. Combine flour, baking powder and salt; add to cocoa mixture. Stir in chocolate chips and nuts. Spread into a greased 13 x 9 x 2-inch baking pan. Bake at 350° for 25 to 30 minutes, or until toothpick inserted near center comes out clean. Cool. Dust with confectioners’ sugar, if desired. Makes 2 dozen brownies.