The beauty of a chocolate chip brownies recipe is that it is an extra chocolatey variation on an already chocolatey theme. Nothing brightens the spirit quite like a rich, chocolate comfort treat like chocolate chip brownies. They are the perfect dessert for almost any season or occasion, whether that's a potluck, seasonal party, late night at the office, or just as a gift. Most everyone who gets to share this treat will be delighted.
Here is an easy, classic recipe for rich, moist and chewy chocolate chip brownies from the San Francisco institution, Ghirardelli Chocolate Company. These are sure to please both foodies and kids alike.
This recipe makes about 16 to 20 brownies.
3/4 cup granulated sugar
1 tsp. vanilla extract
1/2 cup unsalted butter, melted
3/4 cup sweet processed cocoa
2/3 cup all-purpose flour, unsifted
1/4 tsp. baking powder
1/4 tsp. salt
1 cup bittersweet or semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup walnuts, chopped (optional)
Use an 8-inch pan and less baking time if you want your brownies more on the chewy side. If you want the texture to be more cake-like, use a 9-inch pan so they’ll spread out a little thinner and bake for a bit longer.