Vanilla Brownies

Our delicious vanilla brownies are perfect for satisfying your sweet tooth. Made with real butter and high-quality cocoa, these brownies are moist, rich, and full of flavor. Add a little bit of frosting or ice cream on top, and you have a dessert that is sure to please everyone.


  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 2 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, softened
  • 1 1/4 cup white sugar
  • 1 1/4 cup packed brown sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease a 10×15 inch jellyroll pan.

2. In a small bowl, combine flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.

3. In a large bowl, cream together the butter, white sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla until smooth. Beat in the eggs, one at a time, then stir in the flour mixture until well blended. Mix in chocolate chips if desired (I like lots!).

4 Spread batter evenly into prepared pan using an offset spatula or back of spoon.

5Bake for 35-45 minutes or until toothpick inserted into center comes out with moist crumbs clinging (not wet). Cool completely on wire rack before cutting into squares

Nutrition Facts

  • Serving Size: 1 brownie
  • Calories: 190
  • Fat: 10 g
  • Saturated Fat: 6 g
  • Cholesterol: 36 mg
  • Sodium: 125 mg
  • Carbohydrates: 26 g
  • Fiber: 1 g
  • Sugar 19 g
Vanilla Brownies

What are Katherine Hepburn brownies?

Katherine Hepburn brownies are a classic chocolate brownie recipe that is named after the iconic actress. The recipe was reportedly given to her by a friend, and she would make them for parties and gatherings. The brownies are made with cocoa or unsweetened baker’s chocolate, butter, sugar, eggs, flour, vanilla, salt, and chopped walnuts or pecans.

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Can I bake without using vanilla?

Baking without vanilla may seem like a daunting task, but it is possible to create delicious baked goods without using this popular extract. There are several other flavors that can be used in place of vanilla, including orange, peppermint, and coffee extracts. These flavors can work beautifully in chocolate and baked goods, giving your final dish a unique taste. While baking without vanilla will alter the flavor of your dish, it does not have to be a negative change. With a little creativity, you can create something new and exciting that your family and friends will love.

What can I use if I don’t have vanilla extract for brownies?

If you’re out of vanilla extract and need it for your brownies, there are a few substitutes you can use. Vanilla paste is a mix of vanilla extract, vanilla beans, and sugar. You can also use vanilla powder, which is just ground up vanilla beans. Another option is to use vanilla sugar, which is simply granulated sugar that has been infused with vanillin (the main flavor compound in vanilla).

Almond extract is another good substitute for vanilla extract. It’s not as sweet asvanilla, but it will still add a nice flavor to your brownies. Maple syrup or honey are also good options if you need something sweet to replace thevanilla extract. If you want to add some alcohol to your brownies (which can actually help enhance the chocolate flavor), you can use bourbon, brandy, rum, or even a vanilla-flavored liqueur.

Finally, if you’re looking for a non-alcoholic alternative to vanillla extract, you could try using a plant-based milk that’s been flavored with vanillin.

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Do you have to put vanilla in brownies?

No, you don’t have to put vanilla in brownies. In fact, most recipes for brownies are written with the assumption that vanilla will be used. However, it is entirely possible to make delicious brownies without using any vanilla at all.

Vanilla extract is typically used as a flavoring agent in baked goods like brownies. The main purpose of using vanilla is to enhance the other flavors in the recipe and create a more complex overall flavor profile. However, this isn’t always necessary.

What can I use if I don’t have any vanilla?

There are several substitutes you can use if you find yourself without vanilla extract. Maple syrup is a good all-purpose substitute, as it has a similar flavor profile to vanilla. If you need something more potent, almond extract will do the trick – just be sure to use it sparingly. Bourbon, brandy or rum can also be used to add flavor to your dish, and other spices such as cinnamon or nutmeg can provide a similar effect. Instant coffee or espresso powder can also be used in place of vanilla extract, and citrus zest can add a nice touch of flavor as well.

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