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Best Brownies

Written By: Chris - Nov• 17•14

Did you ever notice that some of the best recipes come from old church cook books?  I received one that wasn’t actually from a church I don’t think, but that type for my wedding shower  (nearly 29 years ago) from “Carol neighbor” whom I loved dearly!  It is the Pine to Prairie cookbook, volume 3  “Telephone Pioneers of America C.P. Wainman chapter 18.  I’m not sure what that really means, but I recall that she worked for the phone company.  The inside cover has a handwritten message “Lotza’ happy Cooking! Share it with Bill, too! Love, Carol” 4-20-1986….  I was 19 years old.  I cherished this book and used it a lot when I was first learning to cook at home.  The book contains many recipes for Brownies, but this one is the best.  I’ve made these homemade varieties for so many years and the book is so soiled and worn, that it opens automatically to page 295 where the recipe begins at the bottom of the page and ends at the top of the next.  This is the most simple, but decadent dessert and if I could meat Mercy Bohn, from Mandan, N.D. I would give her a huge hug as the credit is all hers.  I hope you enjoy her brownies as much as we do!!!  Bri was my helper on this batch that we prepared for Bills birthday celebration recently.

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Ingredients:

2 Cups Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 Cup Flour
1/2 Cup Cocoa
3/4 Cup Butter, soft to room temperature
1 Cup nuts
1 teaspoon Vanilla
2 Eggs, well beaten

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Soft together.  Cream  butter with dry ingredients.  Add eggs.  Bake in a 9X13 inch pan at 350 degrees for 35 minuts or until batter shrinks from side of the pan.  That’s it!

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The batter is light and fluffy!  This time, for Bill’s birthday, we topped ours with toasted chopped pecans, chocolate and butterscotch chips, melted Nutella and cashew butter.

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I’ve made them oodles of times just plain.  Not even nuts and they are perfectly delicious!!

Enjoy!
Cheers!
~Chris

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