Grandma's Best Brownies
- 14 Tbsp butter, divided
- 4 oz unsweetened chocolate, chopped
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar
- 2 1/4 tsp vanilla extract, divided
- 2 large eggs
- 1 cup flour
- 1/4 cup chopped walnuts
- 2 1/4 cups confectioners sugar
- 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 3-4 Tbsp milk
Preheat oven to 400 degrees and grease an 8 inch square pan
In large heavy saucepan over low heat, melt 8 Tbsp butter and chocolate,
stirring constantly. Remove from heat and stir in granulated sugar, 2 tsp vanilla and eggs, one at a time. Blend in flour and walnuts.
Spread into pan and bake until brownies just start to pull from sides of pan. 18-20 minutes.
In medium bowl with electric mixer, beat remaining butter and vanilla until creamy. At low speed, gradually add confectioners sugar and cocoa, alternating with milk, beating well after each addition until frosting is smoooth and fluffy.
Frost brownies when removed from oven by gently spreading on. Cut into 16 squares.