For the couple that got married last weekend, we saw that they had registered for a lot of mixing spoons. While I was amused at the fact they were going to be inundated with wooden spoons, I obliged because it is my favorite kitchen utensil. The box of spoons I ended up with seemed kind of dull for a wedding gift, so I wanted to throw in something a bit more personalized. What could be better than an opportunity to USE a mixing spoon?!
Brownie Mix in a JarOf course I had to actually bake a batch of these to make sure the mix worked out... I was delighted at the results. I printed the directions on labels and hot-glued the label to the jars. All in all, I was pleased with the results, and am considering making these for gifts this holiday season as well!
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. 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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