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Grandma's Brownies

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"Grandma can no longer make these for us, so I had to take over. Our daughters expect them when they come home."

Ingredients

2 cups sugar
2 cups flour
2 sticks butter
1 cup water
4 tablepoons cocoa
2 eggs
1 teaspoon soda
1/2 cup buttermilk
1/2 teaspoon cinnamon
1 teaspoon vanilla

FROSTING:
1-1/2 cups sugar
6 tablespoons butter
6 tablespoons half-and-half
1/2 cup chocolate chips

Instructions

Sift sugar and flour and set aside. Bring butter, water and cocoa to a rapid boil. Pour boiling liquid over dry ingredients, and mix until no lumps appear.

Beat in eggs. Add soda to buttermilk and stir into mixture. Mix in cinnamon and vanilla. Pour into greased and floured 15x10x1-inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 25 to 30 minutes. Frost when cool.

For frosting: Bring sugar, butter and half-and-half to a slow boil. Boil 1 minute. Remove from heat and add chocolate chips. Stir to melt chips. Cool and then frost brownies.

Norma Gullickson
Keithsburg



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