Friday, May 15, 2009

Courtship Brownies

Always a favorite for your loved one!

Courtship Brownies

2 cups sugar
1 cup butter, at room temperature
4 eggs
6 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
1 1/2 cups flour
1 t salt
1 cup milk
2 t vanilla
1 recipe cream cheese frosting (below)
1/2 cup milk chocolate chips, melted

In a large bowl beat together sugar, butter and eggs. In a separate bowl, melt chocolate squares in microwave on high for 20-second intervals until smooth. Add melted chocolate to first mixture. In a separate bowl sift together flour, baking powder, and salt. Stir into chocolate mixture. Add milk and vanilla and beat together. Pour into a greased 9*13 inch pan. Bake at 350 degrees for about 30 minutes. Cool. Frost with Cream Cheese Frosting and drizzle with melted chocolate if desired. Makes 16 brownies. 

Cream Cheese Frosting

1 (8-ounce) package cream cheese, softened
1/2 cup butter, melted
1 (16-ounce) package powdered sugar (2 cups)
1 t vanilla

Cream the softened cream cheese. Blend with butter. Add powdered sugar and vanilla. Beat well. Spread over brownies. Divine!

This recipe is from Julie Badger Jensen's Essentials Cookbook.