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- 1 cup (2 sticks) butter or margarine
- 2 cups sugar
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 4 eggs
- 3/4 cup Cocoa
- 1 cup all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)
Heat oven to 350°F. Grease 13x9x2-inch
baking pan. In large microwave-safe bowl, place butter. Microwave at
HIGH (100%) 2 to 2-1/2 minutes or until melted. Stir in sugar and vanilla.
Add eggs, one at a time, beating well with spoon after each addition. Add
cocoa, beat until well blended. Add flour, baking powder and salt; beat
well. Stir in nuts, if desired. Pour batter into prepared pan. Bake
30 to 35 minutes or until brownies begin to pull away from sides of pan.
Cool completely in pan on wire rack. Cut into bars. About 36 brownies.