stack of classic fudge brownies

You don’t want to overbake brownies, as they can go from fudgy to dry in no time at all. Look to see that the edges are set and the center appears dry, and the edges have pulled away from the pan slightly. A toothpick inserted should have moist crumbs attached.

For the gooey-est brownies, bake for the minimum baking time listed on the recipe. And when in doubt, take them out! As the brownies will finish setting up in the pan as they cool.