Mrs. Claus' Cookbook - Five-Star Brownies

Five-Star Brownies

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From the kitchen of Shelby Rusche

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Recipe Details

Bake Time:
30 minutes
about 3 dozen
Contains nuts, Good for parties/potlucks, Kid friendly


3 eggs
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1/2 cup butter or margarine, melted
1/4 cup shortening, melted
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
3/4 cup baking cocoa
1 1/4 teaspoons salt
1 cup chopped nuts (optional)


  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.

  2. Line a 13x9 pan with foil and grease the foil.

  3. In a mixing bowl, beat eggs, sugar, and vanilla until well mixed. Add butter and shortening.

  4. Combine flour, cocoa, and salt; stir into egg mixture and mix well.

  5. Add nuts if desired.

  6. Pour batter into pan.

  7. Bake for 30 min. or until brownies test done with a wooden pick.

  8. Cool in pan.

  9. Turn brownies out of pan onto a cookie sheet; remove foil.

  10. Place a wire rack over brownies; turn over and remove cookie sheet.

  11. Cut with a star cutter or into bars.


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