Anyway, I asked her if she wanted to cook and she said yes, but said no to cookies, but yes when I suggested brownies. I decided to pull out the trusty 18th Ward cookbook and looked up some brownie recipes. I picked this one purely on the title. I am a lover of fudgy as opposed to cakey brownies. After reading the recipe and finding it had the added bonus of chocolate chips, and knowing I had all the ingredients, we set to work.
Littlest Miss had a ball dumping in the ingredients and was amazingly neat for a 2 year old. And of course she got to lick the spatula. :)
|"If Mom's cookin' , I'm lickin', boy kitchens are fun!" ~ Melanie Hoffman-Happy, Happy, Joy, Joy, Joy|
Recipe by Kathryn Johnson and Linda Williams; found in Our Favorite Recipes - Compiled by the Spanish Fork 18th Ward Relief Society - 1989?
1/2 cup butter or margarine
1 cup sugar
1 tsp vanilla
6 TBSP cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1/2 cup nuts (optional)
1/2 cup chocolate chips*
Cream butter, sugar and vanilla; beat in eggs. Blend in cocoa. Stir in flour, nuts, and chocolate chips.
Bake in an 8x8 inch greased and floured** pan at 325 for 30 to 35 minutes. Cool and frost if desired.
This recipe called for 2 layers of frosting. A flavored thin frosting, which is topped with a chocolate fluffy frosting.
I didn't frost them at all. They are rich and thick and fudgy and I didn't think they needed frosting. If you would like the frosting recipes, just send me an email.
* I used mini chocolate chips.
** I just used cooking spray and no flour and they came out fine.