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Holiday Brownie Mix


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  • 2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 3 cups sugar
  • 1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 2 teaspoons baking powder
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons salt
  • 1 cup vegetable shortening


Combine dry ingredients. Cut in shortening thoroughly with a pastry blender. Store in an airtight container in a cool, dry place.
Makes 8 cups, or enough for 4 one-pint jars yielding 4 batches of brownies. Give with directions below.

Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Lightly grease an 8-inch square baking pan.

In a medium bowl, combine 2 cups brownie mix with 2 eggs, 1 teaspoon vanilla extract, and 1/2 cup chopped nuts. Stir until just moistened. Spread in prepared pan and bake for 20 to 25 minutes, until center is set.
Makes 16 brownies.

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