Gramp’s Kitchen – Brownie Mix

Brownie Mix

6 cups flour
4 teaspoon baking powder
4 teaspoon salt
8 cups sugar
1 – 8 oz can baking cocoa
2 cup vegetable shortening

In a large bowl, combine the first 5 ingredients with a pastry blender cut in shortening until evenly distributed. Store in a large airtight container in cupboard, keep 10-12 weeks yield about 17 cups of mix.

To make brownies:

2 ½ cup brownie mix
2 eggs beaten
1 teaspoon vanilla
½ cup chopped nuts
Confectioners’ sugar

In a mixing bowl, combine first 4 ingredients. Beat with a spoon until smooth, Spread into a greased 8 inch square baking pan. Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes or until top tests done. Cut into squares while still warm. Dust with confectioners’ sugar if desired.

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