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A brownie with a bite taken out of it with a jug of milk in the background

Butterscotch Chip Brownies

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  • Author: Ann
  • Prep Time: 15 minutes
  • Cook Time: 35
  • Total Time: 50 minutes
  • Yield: 16 squares 1x
  • Category: Dessert
  • Method: Baking
  • Cuisine: American


Crunchy on the outside and cakey on the inside, these Butterscotch Chip Brownies are sure to be a crowd pleaser!


  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon espresso powder or instant coffee granules (optional)
  • 3/4 cup (1 1/2 sticks) unsalted butter, melted and cooled
  • 2 1/4 cups granulated sugar
  • 4 large eggs, brought to room temperature
  • 1 tablespoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup butterscotch chips


  1. Preheat oven to 350F and grease an 8x8in baking pan with nonstick spray.
  2. In a medium bowl, whisk the flour, baking powder, salt, cocoa powder, and espresso powder together.
  3. In a separate bowl (I used an electric stand mixer, but you can mix everything by hand if you’d like!, cream the melted butter and sugar together at medium speed for about 2 minutes.
  4. Add the vanilla extract, and then the eggs one by one, making sure each egg is incorporated into the mixture before adding the next one.
  5. Slowly pour the dry ingredient mixture into the mixture and mix until just combined.
  6. Add the chocolate chips to the batter and stir until combined.
  7. Pour the batter into the prepared baking pan and bake for 35-40 minutes, until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  8. Allow brownies to cool on cooling rack before slicing into squares.

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