Our home is all decorated... our gifts are almost all bought... cards addressed and ready to mail... time to put on some Christmas music and begin my baking... one of my most favorite parts of the holidays!... I love to cook and bake and spend a good deal of time in our kitchen... infact, it's my favorite room in our house... I start baking early and freeze most everything... I learned that when I was a little girl and my mama and her friends would do that... funny thing is though... all the yummy cookies and brownies and such tasted just as good frozen in the middle of the night when we'd sneak out into the kitchen when no one was looking and we'd snatch some!...
Brownies are one of my favorites of all... one of our neighbors had the best brownie recipe ever... it is the only one anyone in our family ever made and I still make it to this day... it's so simple yet sooo delicious!... I don't even frost them... just a little sugar on the bottom of them when they have cooled and they are ready to freeze (or eat!)... it's always so much fun swapping recipes... I hope you all will share some too... for now, here is the recipe for the best ever brownies!...
Darlene Wilson's Brownies
3/4 C flour
1 C sugar
5T cocoa (I always use Hersheys powdered cocoa)
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 C butter
1 tsp vanilla (I always use real vanilla, not imitation)
1/2 C nuts (I use walnuts)
Grease and flour 10X10 pan. Mix dry ingredients together, then add butter, eggs, vanilla and nuts. Bake 350 degrees approx 30 minutes. DON'T overbake!... you know they are done when a toothpick comes out almost clean... don't let them dry out from baking too long!... makes about 1 dozen Brownies, so I usually double the recipe, then make even more!... when cooled I cut them in squares and dip them in granulated sugar and some in powdered sugar... they freeze great... and it's still fun to sneak into the kitchen in the middle of the night and snatch one (or two!) right out of the freezer!... ( Tessy...don't tell on mama!)... xoxo... Julie Marie