Small batch brownies are an easy treat to make when you're craving a fresh, warm dessert straight from the oven. Chewy and dense, these rich chocolate brownies are the perfect size to share with a friend - or keep for yourself.
Preheat oven to 350°. Line a 9x5 loaf pan with parchment paper, leaving some paper hanging over the edges to easily pull brownies from the pan once cooled.
In a large mixing bowl, combine melted butter, granulated sugar, brown sugar, and vanilla. Beat in eggs.
In a separate bowl, sift together dry ingredients - flour, cocoa, and salt. Slowly stir dry ingredients into egg mixture until combined.
Stir in chocolate chips (or other mix-ins of your choosing).
Pour into loaf pan and use a spatula to spread evenly to the edges. Batter will be thick.
Bake for 20-24 minutes, then test with a toothpick for doneness. Insert toothpick into the center of the pan. If toothpick comes out with wet batter, the brownies are not done. Continue checking every 2 minutes. If toothpick comes out with a few crumbs, then the brownies are done.
Place brownies onto a wire rack and allow to cool before cutting and enjoying.