Michigan Tech Wives Brownies….I bet you’re thinking that is an interesting name. These special brownies are really what you would call “blondies”, though they have some serious chocolate in them. They are very, very, soft, with a gooey-ish texture- just enough to make it taste like a cookie brownie. You can eat it on the go, or warm it up with some hot cocoa and eat it with a fork. The best way to eat it, though, is with a scoop of ice cream on top. Let’s just say that this is the PERFECT brownie.
So why are these called Michigan Tech Wives Brownies? Here’s the deal. My grandpa went to Michigan Technological University in the Upper Peninsula of Michigan. A cookbook was passed around that had these brownies in it.
My grandma loves to make them.
My mom loves to make them.
I love to make them!!
Here’s what these brownies are: cookie dough with oats and mini chocolate chips thrown in a pan, baked, and cut into big squares and eaten like bars.
I emphasized big there because I like my Michigan Tech Wives Brownies big. In fact, I like my brownies big, my cookies big, my truffles big, and whoopie pies extra big. Of course my eyes will be bigger than my tummy and I won’t be able to eat all of my humongous brownie, but that’s why there are brothers with big appetites.
We like to bake these for 25 minutes, which leaves them just slightly underbaked. If you like your brownies a little more “done”, add on another 3-4 minutes. But we suggest taking them out just a bit too soon. You’ll love the ooey, gooeyness that you get!
Make some soon!
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These Michigan Tech Wives Brownies are best when they are fresh from the oven with a scoop of ice cream on top.
15 minPrep Time
25 minCook Time
40 minTotal Time
- 2 sticks butter, softened
- 1 lb. brown sugar
- 2 eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla
- 2 1/2 cups flour
- 1 teaspoon salt
- 1 teaspoon baking soda
- 1 teaspoon baking powder
- 1 1/2 cups quick cooking oats
- 1 package (12 ounces) mini chocolate chips
- In a large bowl, cream the butter and sugar together. Add in the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.
- Next, add in the dry ingredients and mix until everything is combined. Fold in the chocolate chips.
- Spread the batter in a greased 9x13 pan and bake the brownies at 350 degrees for 25 minutes.
- Best served warm with ice cream!
We like ours brownies to be just a bit underbaked. 25 minutes is perfect for us. If you'd like your brownies a little more done, add another 5 minutes.