Abigail named these brownies. I must admit that I had never made brownies from scratch before. It isn't like they are hard or anything, but I guess I've just always grabbed a box.
1 cup butter (can you see how these achieve "best ever" status?)
2 cups sugar
2 tsp vanilla
1 cup flour
3/4 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9x13.
Melt butter in a large bowl. Stir in sugar and vanilla. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each one. Add flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt, beating until blended. Pour into pan and bake 30-35 minutes.
For fun, cut out paper shapes and place on top of brownies, then dust with powdered sugar.