The best Brownie recipe from scratch! They're so easy and unbelievably delicious, plus they use pantry staples so you can make them on those days when those intense chocolate cravings strike. They're soft and tender, nicely gooey and chewy and perfectly chocolatey.
Preheat oven to 300 degrees. Spray and 8 by 8-inch baking dish with non-stick cooking spray, set aside.
Place butter in a large microwave safe bowl. Heat in microwave until just melted. Stir in sugar and salt, let cool slightly if warm.
Add in eggs and vanilla. Break yolks and stir with wooden spoon just until blended.
Add in flour, cocoa powder and chocolate chips. Fold and stir mixture with wooden spoon just until combined.
Pour into prepared baking dish. Spread into an even layer. Bake in preheated oven just until barely set, about 40 - 55 minutes (toothpick may have a hint of sticky batter, be careful not to over-bake).
Let cool completely on a wire rack before cutting into squares. Store in an airtight container at room temperature.
*If you only have salted butter on hand that will work fine too just reduce salt to 1/8 tsp.
**Regular or dutch process cocoa works great in this recipe. If it's easier for you 9 Tbsp cocoa scooped and leveled will give you the same weight as 2/3 cup spooned and leveled.
**For more intensely chocolatey brownies you can reduce flour by 2 Tbsp and increase cocoa powder by 2 Tbsp.
**If cocoa is clumpy sift it first.
***Milk chocolate chips give the crackly top. But use whatever intensity you like best, even bittersweet chocolate chips will work great. You can omit them if you don't have any on hand.
A 9 by 9-inch pan will work great too just reduce baking time, it will take about 34 - 36 minutes.