So after my wonderful husband got me the KitchenAid Mixer, I wanted to start cooking and baking right away, so the first thing I made were these delicious brownies, they're SO good and were gone within two hours LOL
1 cup butter or margarine, softened
4 squares (1oz each) unsweetened chocolate
2 cups sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup all-purpose flour
½ teaspoon salt
1 cup chopped nuts
Melt ½ cup butter with chocolate over low heat; cool. Place remaining butter, sugar, and vanilla in bowl. Attach bowl and flat beater.
Turn to Speed 2 and mix for 30 seconds, then increase to Speed 6 and cream for 2 minutes. Reduce to Speed 4 and add eggs, one at a time beating 15 seconds after each addition. Stop and scrape bowl.
Add cooled butter and chocolate. Turn to Speed 2 and mix for 30 seconds. Reduce to Stir Speed and add flour, salt, and nuts; mix until well blended, about 30 seconds.
Pour into greased and floured 13x9x2 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 45 minutes. Cool in pan and cut into 2-inch squares. (we like big brownies, so I cut mine into big squares)
Yield: 2 dozen brownies