Sherelle Christensen

Almost every family has a go-to brownie recipe. This has been ours for many years. I’ve tried to make sure each of my children are learning a few baking skills as they grow up, and these brownies are a must-learn skill in our home! Whenever the kids need to take a treat to a church or school activity, I’ve tried to teach them to bake something simple, so they can help themselves rather than always depending on mom. This brownie recipe is simple, and we always have the ingredients on hand, so each of the kids have learned to make and share them. I hope you and your family will enjoy this chocolatey goodness as much as we do!



  • 1 c. butter
  • 2 c. sugar
  • 4 heaping Tbs. baking cocoa
  • 4 eggs, slightly beaten
  • 1 c. flour
  • 1 tsp. vanilla
  • 1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)


  • 2 c. powdered sugar
  • 2 Tbs. butter, softened
  • 2 Tbs. baking cocoa
  • 2 Tbs. boiling water
  • 2 tsp. vanilla

Cream butter, sugar, and cocoa together. Add beaten eggs and vanilla until smooth. Beat in flour. If adding nuts, fold in very last.

Bake in a greased 9”x13” pan at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes. The edges should start to look a bit crispy and the center more gooey. Don’t over-bake. They should be moist and chewy.

Combine frosting ingredients until smooth. Allow brownies to cool for about 10 minutes before frosting.