Monday, November 21, 2011

The Osland's Chocolate Chip Brownies

It is always a special treat to share the holidays with friends and loved ones! For our Pre-Thanksgiving Feast this year we had the great pleasure of having the Osland/Hillen clan join us and what a treat it was! We laughed, told stories, laughed some more, ate, watched football and had a great time spending the day together. Jennifer and Reed brought their now famous Kale Salad while Kaylee offered to bring the dessert and how sinfully delicious it was!!!! After recovered slightly from our food coma induced by the turkey, dressing, squash, stuffing, potatoes and gravy, we decided it was time for dessert....sweet Jesus it was amazing!!!! Here is Jennifer and Kaylee's mother's homemade brownies with homemade icing made for us by the lovely Kaylee Osland!!!

Chocolate Chip Brownies

3/4 Cup Flour
1/4 Tsp Baking Soda
1/4 Tsp Salt
1/3 Cup Butter
3/4 Cup Sugar
2 Tbsp Water
1 Tsp Vanilla
1 Egg
2 Cups (divided) Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips

Preheat Oven to 325 Degrees. Melt 1 cup choc chips with butter and sugar. Add water, vanilla, and egg. Combine flour, baking soda, and salt and add to melted chocolate mixture. Stir in remaining 1 cup of chocolate chips. Bake approximately 30 minutes in greased 9 inch square baking pan.

Frosting (Courtesy of Hershey's Cocoa):
"Perfectly Chocolate" Chocolate Frosting:

1 Stick (1/2 Cup) Butter or Margarine
2/3 Cup Hershey's Cocoa
3 Cups Powdered Sugar
1/3 Cup Milk
1 teaspoon Vanilla Extract

Melt Butter, Stir in Cocoa. Alternate adding powdered sugar and mile, beating on med. speed to spread consistency. Add more mile, if needed, stir in vanilla. About 2 cups.
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