Fat Witch Brownies

Would you like a warm brownie?

I wish I could hand you one . . . right through your screen.

Is there anyone in the world who doesn’t like brownies . . . except for my husband?

Probably not.

I bought the cookbook:


 . . . it features delectable recipes from New York’s legendary Fat Witch Bakery.

I made them.

 They are flat out good!

Brownies are probably the easiest and fastest recipe you can possibly make.

They never seem to dissapoint, and the batter is almost always the best part.

I add lots and lots of nuts . . . in the hope that if I do, my husband will eat one.

He probably won’t though.

This brownie recipe has been there top-seller for more than 12 years now.

I’m sharing this recipe with you, but the Cookbook has many more delectable looking recipes and pictures.

Fudgy, Chewy, Delicious!


A few more things:

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Exciting News . . . one of my daughters is having a baby girl very soon . . . really soon!

so . . .

I might be busy holding a sweet baby and babysitting, instead of baking for a short while.

I’ve also found the need to change hosting for this blog – thanks to the traffic that you sweet readers bring.

Cross your fingers, that I don’t lose all my files in the process.


That would be SAD.



14 Tablespoons (1 3/4 sticks) of unsalted butter

1/2 cup plus 2 Tablespoons Bittersweet chocolate chips (I used Semi Sweet instead)

1 1/4 cups granulated sugar

4 large eggs

1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons unbleached flour

pinch of salt

1/2 cup to 1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


Grease a 9-inch x 9-inch baking pan with butter.  Dust with flour and tap out the excess, or line with foil or parchment that you have sprayed with release spray. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F.

Melt the butter and chocolate in a small saucepan over low heat, stirring frequently.  Set aside to cool.

Cream the sugar, eggs, and vanilla together.  Add the cooled chocolate mixture and mix until well blended.

Measure the flour and salt and then sift together directly into the chocolate mixture.  Mix the batter gently until well combined and no trace of the dry ingredients remains.

At this point, if desired, stir in any extras like walnuts.

Spread the batter evenly in the prepared baking pan and bake 33 to 38 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in center comes out clean or with only crumbs, not batter on it.

Remove from the oven and cool on a rack for 1 hour.  Cut just before serving.

My notes:  I baked my brownies for 33 minutes….they seemed just a tad under done.


  • Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugar - 09/27/2012 - 4:40 am

    These look so lovely!! Awesome idea!ReplyCancel

  • Phyllis - 09/27/2012 - 10:08 am

    I have a brand new granddaughter…3 1/2 months old. The joy is almost more than I can stand. Have fun!ReplyCancel

  • Jordan Little - 10/02/2012 - 7:46 am

    These look sooooo delicious! I am so excited to try these out. Good brownies are hard to come by. I hope you enjoy your time with your precious little gift!ReplyCancel

  • Festive Party Girl - Angie - 10/02/2012 - 3:38 pm

    Congrats on your soon to be grandchild. These brownies look so yummy. My hubby doesn’t eat brownies either so that leaves them all for me and my sweet daughter. 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Jen @ Jen's Favorite Cookies - 10/02/2012 - 7:10 pm

    I feel like the Fat Witch just looking at them! Decadence! Love it!ReplyCancel

  • Tamela - 10/04/2012 - 6:02 am

    My first grandbsby is almost a year! So fun!!ReplyCancel

  • Cindy Harris - 10/05/2012 - 10:43 pm

    Now this is one yummy looking brownie. I do love brownies, chewy, cakey with nuts etc. I like them all!
    Congrats on the new grand baby, grand babes are the best we have 14 perfect, beautiful little ones.ReplyCancel

  • Victoria - 10/17/2012 - 12:33 pm

    My family loves brownies! I can’t wait to make them; they look yummy!ReplyCancel

  • Wordchef @ wordchefscorner - 10/20/2012 - 5:34 pm

    These look incredible! That thin shell of a crust that formed on top – just like my granny’s awesome brownies. Cannot wait to try these! Thank you, and congrats!ReplyCancel

  • Lilia - 04/24/2013 - 4:27 am

    I love all kind of brownies. This looks amazing.I made a similar recipe and it was so delicious…


  • Alex - 08/16/2013 - 5:00 am

    I halved the recipe, and cooked them for 23 minutes instead, squidgy, fondant, rich, tasty.. what a guilty pleasure 😉 congratulations 🙂ReplyCancel

  • Yvonne [Tried and Tasty] - 02/07/2016 - 9:33 pm

    I made these tonight for the super bowl and they are delicious. Although, I overbaked them just a touch because I was worried about them being undercooked. Cutoff the edges and they were perfect – I love the walnuts in them. Brownies are always better with nuts in my opinion!ReplyCancel

    • Get Off Your Butt and BAKE - 02/11/2016 - 9:39 am

      Hi Yvonne,
      Oh I would have eaten those edges! We are all nuts as well.
      Good brownies, but I think the Katharine Hepburn Brownies are even better!
      Hope you are doing well. Love you!