Katherine Hepburn’s Brownies

A reader recently posted this recipe on her Facebook page.  I knew that it would be perfect for my blog.  Katherine Hepburn was known for her independence and spirited personality.  She spent the summers living across from a very good family friend’s house in a waterfront community.  I could just imagine her baking these brownies in her kitchen looking out over the beautiful Long Island Sound.

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1/2 cup cocoa
1 stick butter
2 eggs
1 cup sugar
1/4 cup flour
1 cup broken up walnuts or pecans (optional)
1 teaspoon vanilla
pinch of salt

Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
Melt butter in sauce pan with cocoa until smooth.  Remove from heat and let cool for a few minutes.  Whisk in eggs, one at a time.  Add Vanilla.
In a separate bowl, combine sugar, flour, nuts, and salt.  Add to the cocoa butter mixture.  Stir until just combined.
Pour into a greased 8X8 square pan.  Bake 40 minutes.  Don’t over bake; they should be gooey.  Let cool and cut into squares.

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