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Great gifts for giving
The perfect addition to any gift basket
Great idea for the holidays or any special occasion
~ Santa's Favorite Brownies ~
1 cup milk chocolate chips
1/2 cup butter
1/4 cup sugar
1 t vanilla extract
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
3 T unsweetened cocoa
1 t baking powder
1/2 t salt
1/2 cup chopped walnuts
Buttercream Frosting (recipe below, optional)
Small jelly beans, icing gels
colored sugar for decoration (optional)
Preheat oven to 350F.
Grease 9-inch square baking pan. Melt chocolate and butter
with sugar in medium saucepan over low heat, stirring
constantly. Pour into large bowl; add eggs and vanilla.
Beat with electric mixer until well blended. Stir in
flour, cocoa, baking powder and salt; blend well. Fold
in walnuts. Spread into prepared pan. Bake 25 - 30
minutes or until wooden toothpick inserted in center
comes out clean. Place pan on wire rack-, cool completely.
Frost with Buttercream Frosting, if desired. Cut into
squares. Decorate with jelly beans, icing gels and
colored sugar, if desired. Store in airtight container.
Makes 16 brownies
3 cups powdered sugar, sifted
1/2 cup butter, softened
3 to 4 T milk, divided
1/2 t vanilla extract
Combine powdered sugar, butter, 2 tablespoons milk
and vanilla in large bowl. Beat with electric mixer
on low speed until blended. Beat on high speed until
light and fluffy, adding more milk, 1 teaspoon at
a time, as needed for consistency.
Makes 1 1/2 cups frosting
For gift giving package brownies in cellophane bag.
Tie with Christmas ribbon and small ornament.
Add gift tag and recipe card. Can also be added
to a gift basket.
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