Katherine Hepburn’s Brownies – With A Few Edits


  • 1/2 cup cocoa
  • 1 stick butter
  • 2 eggs
  • A bit less than 1 cup sugar (1 cup seemed too much)
  • 1/4 cup flour
  • 1 cup broken-up walnuts or pecans
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Preheat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt butter with the cocoa in the microwave in short 10 sec blasts and stir until smooth. Allow to cool for a few minutes. Then mix in eggs, one at a time.
  3. Add sugar, flour, nuts, vanilla and salt. Pour into a greased Pyrex dish or any not-huge, oven-worthy container; it doesn’t have to be deep.
  4. Bake 30 minutes and check for doneness. ”Don’t over-bake!” It should be gooey.
  5. Let cool, even though that’s very difficult to do, and then cut into small sizes.