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Master Mix for Brownies

These are great plain or frosted, and make the best brownie ice cream sundaes!


  • 6 cups flour
  • 4 teaspoons baking powder
  • 4 teaspoons salt
  • 8 cups granulated sugar
  • 1 (8 ounce) can baking cocoa
  • 2 cups vegetable shortening


  1. In a large bowl combine the first 5 ingredients.
  2. With a pastry blender, cut in the shortening until evenly distributed.
  3. Store in a large, airtight container. Keeps 10-12 weeks.

Yield: about 17 cups of mix.


  • 2 1/2 cups brownie mix
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup chopped nuts (optional)
  • Confectioners' sugar (optional)

In a mixing bowl combine the first four ingredients. Beat with a wooden spoon until smooth. Spread into a greased 8-inch square pan. Bake at 350 degrees F for 20 to 25 minutes or until top tests done.

Cut into squares while still warm.

Once cooled, dust with confectioners'sugar if desired. Yield: 9 brownies.

You can also double this recipe and spread it into a greased 9 x 13-inch pan, baking it for 20 to 25 minutes.

Posted by JBic01 at Recipe Goldmine 5/13/02 6:13:16 am.