Mae’s Brownies

Cowgirl Fixins

My special stand-by for brownies is a recipe that was given to me by my sister’s mother-in-law. She has been gone for years, but I continue to make her brownies. She was a lovely lady and would make a batch and just drop them by for no reason. They are always delicious and when I make them they are gone in a flash. Hope you enjoy these brownies!

Mae’s Brownies

  • 1 stick of butter
  • 6 tbsp. Ghirardelli chocolate

Melt the above on low heat in a pan.

Then add:

  • 1 cup sugar

Then add:

  • 2 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 cup flour
  • Pinch of salt
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 cup walnuts, chopped

Pour in a 9x9x2 square pan. Bake 30 minutes at 350°. Check and add a few minutes if toothpick does not come out clean.

Can be eaten alone, dusted lightly with powdered sugar or frosted. We love this recipe “as is” served with milk!

* You must use the Ghiradelli chocolate or they do not taste the same.

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  1. this is exactly what i need right now!

  2. Oh my. Now your speaking my love language! Can’t wait to try them – I’m sure they have no calories because the recipe came from a friend – right?! 🙂

  3. Mmm, mmm! My mouth was watering while reading this brownie recipe. The use of Ghiradelli chocolate really appeals to me. I think I will bake up a batch over the weekend. Thanks for sharing!

  4. Yum! You had me at Ghirardelli.

    • weekendcowgirl says

      Yes, one of my favorite chocolates. I made one time with another chocolate & these brownies did not even taste the same…

  5. Oh, dear. What a perfectly lovely thing to start the weekend … I say start, because if I make them this afternoon we’ll eat them all before the weekend officially arrives. Yum!!

  6. I have never had a really good Brownie recipe! So I am hoping this one will be IT! Does it “double” well?

  7. These sound delicious! Brownies and vanilla ice cream anyone?!? I think so!

  8. I keep forgetting to tell you that I made these for Valentine’s Day and they were delicious! Fortunately I had all of the ingredients on hand from another brownie recipe that turned out to be a big flop! Mae’s brownie recipe saved the day, though. Thank you!

  9. Amy Williams says

    Thanks for posting this, WC!

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