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  • 1 1/2 cups - flour
  • 2 cups - sugar
  • 1/2 cups - powdered cocoa
  • 1 teaspoons - salt
  • 4 - eggs
  • 1 tablespoons - vanilla
  • 2 sticks - softened butter
  • 1 cups - chopped nuts, optional
  • Directions:

    Combine all ingredients and mix together well.

    Spread into a 9-x-13-inch greased baking pan and bake at 350 degrees F for 30 minutes. (Special tip - soften the butter in the baking dish; it will grease the pan and taste fantastic!)

    Brief Description

    Made from scratch brownies that will please the whole family.

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    Cuisine:  Southern

    Prep Time: 15 min
    Cook Time: 30 min


    This was one of Mom's (Patty Smith) go-to recipes. It always brings special memories of her. She loved on her family and friends through food. There was always enough, even when there wasn't and anyone was welcome at her table.


    Janice Smith

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    October 9, 2017

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