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Texas Brownies


  • 2 cups flour
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/2 cup shortening
  • 1 cup brewed coffee or water
  • 1/4 cup dark, unsweetened cocoa
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  • 1/2 cup buttermilk
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 tsp. baking soda
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Combine flour and sugar in large mixing bowl. Combine butter, shortening, coffee/water, and cocoa in a heavy saucepan. Stir and heat to boiling. Pour boiling mixture over the flour and sugar in bowl. Add the buttermilk, eggs, baking soda and vanilla. Mix well on high speed with electric mixer. Pour into well-buttered jelly roll pan. Bake at 400 degrees F for 20 minutes or until brownies test done in the center. prepare frosting while brownies bake.



  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 2 Tbsp. dark cocoa
  • 3 1/2 cups powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla


Combine butter, cocoa and milk in saucepan. Heat to boiling, stirring. Mix in powdered sugar and vanilla until frosting is smooth. Pour warm frosting over the brownies immediately after you take them from the oven. Cool and cut.

By Robin from Washington, IA


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