The Best Fudgy Brownies

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You know that moment when you carve out a few hours to bake some cookies before dinner and everything goes wrong?

This is the story of these brownies.

The Best Fudgy Brownies | Cupcake and Bacon #recipes #yum

I am participating in the Great Food Blogger Cookie Swap, and I am super excited. And maybe a little paranoid.

I wanted to be proactive and send my cookies out right away. Because I’m pretty sure otherwise I am going to forget.

So I carved out an afternoon to make delicious cookies for the cookie swap. I even made the dough the day before and let it chill.

All I had to do was bake the cookies.

The Best Fudgy Brownies | Cupcake and Bacon #recipes #yum

They were supposed to be a modified version of Chocolate Crinkle Cookies. I’ve made a mint version before so I wasn’t expecting any trouble.

Really, this should’ve been my first sign.

The dough turned out more like brownie batter than cookie dough. When I scooped it out onto the cookie sheets, it expanded all over the cookie sheet.

The Best Fudgy Brownies | Cupcake and Bacon  #recipes #yum

So, I embraced it. I took my Chocolate Crinkle Cookies and turned them into Chocolate Crinkle Brownies.

These are the chewiest, fudgiest brownies I have ever had.

Way better than a box.

The Best Fudgy Brownies | Cupcake and Bacon #recipes #yum

Look how thick and chewy those brownies are. I love a good, chewy brownie.

The moral of this story: Turn those cookies into brownies.

The Best Fudgy Brownies

Rating: 51

Prep Time: 30 minutes

Cook Time: 30 minutes

Total Time: 1 hour

Yield: 12 brownies

Serving Size: 1 brownie

The Best Fudgy Brownies


  • 1/2 cup vegetable oil
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 tsp. vanilla
  • 4 eggs
  • 2 cups flour
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 4 tbsp. buttermilk
  • 1/2 cup powdered sugar


  1. Prepare a 9x9 baking dish. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. In a large bowl, sift cocoa powder, flour, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
  3. In the bowl of a mixer, mix vegetable oil, granulated sugar, and vanilla.
  4. Add eggs, one at a time. Mix in buttermilk and vinegar.
  5. Add dry ingredients slowly, in three parts.
  6. Pour batter into baking dish.
  7. Bake for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick comes out clean.
  8. Let cool for 5-10 minutes. Sprinkle powdered sugar on top.
  9. Serve warm.
  10. Enjoy!
  11. Store in an airtight container for 5-7 days.
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Pour a tall glass of milk and make these brownies!



  1. Those look heavenly, i’m such a sucker for chocolate!
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