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How To Bake Brownies Like Katharine Hepburn

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How To Bake Brownies Like Katharine Hepburn

In the mood to make brownies like Katharine Hepburn? They are romantically delicious and super easy to make. When I saw this recipe I knew I had to make it. I’ve made so many varieties of brownie recipes in my life but knowing that Katharine loved this recipe made this even more special. 

How To Bake Brownies Like Katharine Hepburn

I love how super easy they are to make. Why would you get a boxed brownie recipe when you can whip these up so fast? They are not overly sweet and gooey – just the way I love them. Oh, and those crispy edges – heaven! 

With one in hand as I write this post, I somehow feel nostalgic knowing that Kate loved this recipe – it was her go to and insisted on certain criteria which in her words is – ”And don’t overbake them! They should be moist, not cakey!”

Here’s a quick video I made to show you how quick and easy they are to make. 

There’s nothing “gourmet” about these brownies. They are just down to earth goodness, much like Kate herself. I think that’s why I love them even more. 

Here’s the recipe too. I first saw this recipe over here. We love this recipe. It’s brownie perfection! 


  • ½ cup cocoa
  • ½ cup butter (1 stick)
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup sugar
  • ¼ cup flour
  • 1 cup chopped or broken up walnuts or pecans
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • Pinch of salt


  1. Heat oven to 325 degrees.
  2. Melt butter in a saucepan with cocoa and stir until smooth. Remove from heat and allow to cool for a few minutes, then transfer to a large bowl. Whisk in eggs, one at a time. Stir in vanilla.
  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 8 x 8-inch-square pan. Bake 30 to 35 minutes. Do not overbake; the brownies should be gooey. Let cool, then cut into bars.

How To Bake Brownies Like Katharine Hepburn

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If you want to read the enchanting story check it out here Straight Talk From Miss Hepburn; Plus The Actress’s Own Brownie Recipe

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  1. I like your fun video! Snap, I want to make Katherine Hepburn brownies. I have to see if we have coca in stock or not, if not, I’ll get some and make for the new year. They look the most delicious too.

  2. These look fantastic! Loved the video too … Can’t wait to try them. Hubby likes the crunchy edges, I like the ooey gooey center. It’s a win win for us both! Thanks for sharing the recipe.

  3. Yep, Susie, and I’m addicted to this recipe! They are the best I’ve ever made! Gooey and nutty and every so yummy! I hope you get to try them. I’m going to be doubling the ingredients next time so they are a tad thicker. OMG so good. Let me know if you make them! xo

  4. They are my absolute favorite brownies Heather. I love the crunch edges too and the gooey center. Yum! Glad you enjoyed it and hope you get to make them soon. Happy New Year to you and yours.
    Carolann XO

  5. These Brownies look so moist, and delicious. I will Pin this one too! Can’t wait to try this recipe. Thanks for sharing Carolann!

  6. Hi Tara, this recipe is our only brownie recipe now. It’s soooooo amazing. I hope you get to try it soon. I think I will whip up a batch now – super addicting :) Have a great weekend!

  7. I made your Hepburn Brownies and my husband went bonkers for them. He said they were perfect.

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