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Cocoa Brownies from Katherine Hepburn

November 21, 2015

Did Ms. Hepburn really make these brownies? I will never know but any recipe The New York Times publishes has never failed me.


Cocoa Brownies


  • 1/2 C. Cocoa
  • 1 Stick Unsalted Butter
  • 2 Lg. Eggs
  • 1 C. Sugar
  • 1/4 C. Flour
  • 1 C. Walnuts or Pecans (chopped)
  • 1 t. Vanilla
  • Pinch of Salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees; grease an 8″ square baking dish
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan; add the cocoa and stir until smooth; remove from heat and cool for a few minutes
  3. Whisk in the eggs one at a time, stir in the vanilla
  4. In another bowl cmbine the sugar, flour and salt; add to the cocoa mixture and stir until combined
  5. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 40 minutes (do not overbake); let cool before cutting into squares





Serves: 9

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