Monday, December 3, 2012

25 Days of Cookies: Day 3 Best Brownies

This is the best brownie recipe I have found. They taste delicious  and there is frosting... bonus. But really why they are good, is they are easy to make and relatively inexpensive. Some brownie recipes take 6 eggs, a pound of chocolate, and three sticks of butter... good golly ms. molly... that is like a $28 dollar for brownies. These taste excellent and have much more modest ingredients. 

I made these for Freddy's class... we will see how they liked it. Because they are toddlers I always cut treats ahead of time and place in single cupcake wrappers to make things easier on the teachers... I mean really 8 one year-olds they have enough. 

What you need:
1/2 cup of melted butter
1/2 cup of flour
1/3 cup of cocoa powder unsweetened
1 cup of sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon of vanilla
1/4 teaspoon of salt
1/4 teaspoon of baking powder
frosting recipe below
sprinkles for decoration

What I did: 
1. Preheat the oven to 350 degrees F
2. Mixed all of the ingredients in my standing mixer
3. Greased an 8 by 8 inch square baking dish. I poured the mixture in and baked for 30 minutes approximately. But please use the toothpick test at about 25 minutes. 
4. Once cool you can decorate as you please. A drizzle of melted chocolate or use the frosting recipe below. 

Frosting for brownies: 

1 cup of powdered sugar
1/3 cup of soft butter
1 Tablespoon of corn syrup 
3 Tablespoon of cocoa powder
1 teaspoon of vanilla extract
1 or 2 teaspoons of milk 

Whip all the ingredients in your mixing bowl and then slather on brownies... or fingers... all are tasty. 

Happy Christmas! As always, many blessings, much love, and happy baking. 

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