Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies



½ cup cocoa

1 stick butter

2 eggs

1 cup sugar

¼ cup flour

1 cup broken-up walnuts or pecans

1 teaspoon vanilla

pinch of salt


1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.

2. Melt butter in saucepan with cocoa and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.

You may omit nuts if you wish.

3. In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, nuts, and salt. Add to the cocoa-butter mixture. Stir until just combined.

4. Pour into a greased 8x8 square pan. Bake 40 minutes. Do not overbake; they should be gooey. Let cool, and cut into bars.


271 calories; 18 grams fat; 7 grams saturated fat; 0 grams trans fat; 3 grams monounsaturated fat; 6 grams polyunsaturated fat; 26 grams carbohydrates; 2 grams dietary fiber; 20 grams sugars; 4 grams protein; 61 milligrams cholesterol; 45 milligrams sodium