Recipe For Chocolate Brownies – Cooking For A Crowd

This recipe for chocolate brownies has been in our family for over 40 years.  Usually brownie recipes are quite small… but this recipe is a “Cooking For A Crowd” deal.

These chocolate brownies are perfect to take to a gathering.  But don’t expect to take any left-overs home… because they will vanish off the plate in no time at all.  If you want any… you better consider taking a few brownies and hiding them someplace before you leave the house.  Mmmm.  So Good.

Here it goes.

This chocolate brownie recipe makes about sixty 2″ pieces… and is so delicious.  Not only are they good… but they are easy to make and the recipe uses ingredients you already have in your kitchen.  No extra special chocolate.

In a bowl, sift together 2 3/4 C. of flour…  1 C Cocoa…  1 1/2 tes. Baking Powder… 1 1/2 tes. Salt.  I use a wire whip to sift my ingred. together.  Works just fine.

In another bowl put 3 C. Sugar.  I use quite a large bowl because all of your ingredients will in up here.

Measure 1 C Shortening in a small bowl.

Melt the Shortening in the microwave.

Add melted Shortening to the Sugar Mixture and mix well.

Add 6 Eggs and 1 tes. of Vanilla to the Sugar and Shortening mixture.  Mix well.

Add the dry ingred. to the Sugar and Egg mixture.  If you want to add nuts, add them at this time.  About 3/4 Cup is good.

The batter will be thick.  Don’t add any extra liquid… even if your tempted to.  Grease your cookies sheet.

Spread the batter on a 12″by 17″ Cookie sheet.  I use a professional cookies sheet with 1″ sides.  It’s called a “Half Sheet.”  You can purchased them at a kitchen specialty store.  However, I have seen them at Costco and Sam’s club.

Bake at 300 degrees.  This temperature is not as hot as cooking a regular cake.  I bake them from 25 to 30 min.   Don’t over bake…  As soon as a toothpick comes clean from the center of the brownies… they’re done.

Allow them to cool… and top them with the frosting of your choice.  My family like white and chocolate frosting… so I do half and half.  (I do notice the chocolate frosting goes first.)  Maybe it’s just me who likes the Cream Cheese frosting.  You can cut them into about sixty 2″ squares.

Mmmm. So good!


Till Later

Kathy Griffiths

Insightful Nana

P.S.  I’m convinced… once your try this recipe for Chocolate Brownies… .you won’t want to use anything else.  If you want to see me in action, making the brownies… watch the video below.

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Oatmeal Cookie Recipe – Cooking For A Crowd

This cooking for a crowd, oatmeal cookie recipe, is a winner in our family.  It’s a nice variation from the traditional oatmeal cookie recipe because it’s filled with chocolate. Mmmm…. good.

The ingredients for these oatmeal cookies are simple and your probably have everything in your kitchen pantry.

Place 2 Cups of Butter… or 4 cubes of butter in a large bowl with 4 Cups of Brown Sugar.  (No Margarine)

Cream the Butter and Sugar together and add 4 Eggs.  Cream again.

Sift together the dry ingredients.  2 1/2 Cups Flour, 2 tes. of Salt and 2 tes. of Soda.

Add the dry ingredients to the creamed butter and sugar mixture.

Add 6 Cups of Oatmeal.  I use Quick Oats.

Mix together well and form a Oatmeal Cookie Dough.

Press 1/2 of the Oatmeal Cookie mixture into the bottom of a greased 12″x17″ pan.

In a bowl, add 1 Can of Condensed Milk, 1 tes. of Vanilla, 1 Tb. of Butter, and 1   12oz package of Semi Sweet Chocolate Chip.

Melt the the microwave.  Stir the mixture frequently… so the chips don’t burn.

Pour the Chocolate mixture onto the Cookie Dough and spread evenly.

Take 1/4 to 1/3 Cup of the remaining Cookie Dough and pat flat.  Place on top of the Chocolate Mixture as seen in the photo.  Repeat the process until the chocolate mixture is covered.. A top crust.

When the Chocolate Mixture is covered, bake in a 350 oven for 20 to 25 min.  Don’t over bake.  As soon as the top crust browns lightly… it’s done.  Remove from the oven and cut into 2 inch squares.

Serve with ice cream or a cold glass of milk.  Mmmm. Good.

Hope you enjoy!

Kathy Griffiths

Insightful Nana

P.S.  If you’re not cooking for a crowd.. and want a smaller batch of Oatmeal Cookies….. simply cut the Oatmeal Cookie dough portion of the recipe in half.  Use the entire Chocolate recipe as is… You will have a thicker Chocolate layer… which alright with me… I love chocolate.  This Oatmeal Cookie Recipe fits in an 11″ X15″ pan.