Save the cookies for another day and make bars, which involve just one pan and can be sliced as large or small as you need (these recipes serve as many as 100!).
By Lynn Andriani
Photo: Sang An
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Crowd-Pleasing (Literally!) Brownies
While everyone has their preferred brownie (cakey, chewy, fudgy), this classic-with-a-twist recipe from baking guru Alice Medrich will find plenty of fans at a potluck. Medrich stirs nutty brown butter into the chocolate-walnut batter for deeper flavor. You'll wind up with 25 soft, velvety squares with slightly crusty tops.