Thursday, November 19, 2009

Super easy Dump Brownies

I got this recipe from my Mom. They are so easy and yummy.

3/4 cup butter
2 cups sugar
1 1/2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa
1/2 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
4 eggs
2 tsp. vanilla

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter, remove from stove and stir in remaining ingredients. Bake in 13 X 9 in. pan. Bake 30-35 min.
Variations: Last time I made them I substituted 1/2 cup applesauce for 1/2 cup of the butter and used half whole wheat flour and half white flour and I thought they turned out just fine. I also put some mint chips in the batter. Then drizzled mint frosting on them after they cooled.

Mint frosting:
2 cups powdered sugar
4 T. margarine or butter
2 T. milk
1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
green food coloring

Sunday, November 15, 2009

Butterscotch-chocolate chip cookies

These are basically Nieman Marcus cookies with a couple changes:

Cream together:
3/4 cup butter (softened)
1 cup brown sugar
1 cup white sugar

Add and beat well:
2 eggs
1 tsp. vanilla

Add and mix until
2 1/2 cups oatmeal (blended in the blender until fine)
1 cup white flour
1 cup wheat flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1 tsp. baking soda
1/2 tsp. salt

1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 cup butterscotch chocolate chips

Bake at 375 degrees for about 10-12 minutes