Katharine Hepburn Brownies

This is officially my favorite brownie recipe. They’re so rich and decadent, and apparently they’re a Katharine Hepburn family recipe.

I made them even moreĀ decadent by adding walnuts, semi-sweet chocolate chips and white chocolate chips.


  • 1 stick (8 tablespoons) butter
  • 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/3 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/3 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/3 cup white chocolate chips


  1. Preheat the oven to 325 degrees. Line an 8 x 8 glass baking dish with foil, then butter and flour the foil. (Note: These brownies stuck pretty badly for me – their only downside – so don’t skimp on this!)
  2. Melt together 1 stick butter and 2 oz. unsweetened chocolate and then remove the saucepan from the heat. I used a double-boiler for this step, but it’s not necessary.
  3. Transfer the mixture to the bowl of a stand mixer. Stir in 1 cup sugar, then add 2 eggs and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla and beat the mixture well.
  4. Stir in 1/4 cup all-purpose flour and 1/4 teaspoon salt until just combined.
  5. Stir in the walnuts and the chocolate chips until just combined.
  6. Pour the batter into your baking dish. Bake for 40 minutes.

*Recipe adapted from Katharine Hepburn’s Brownies*

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