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Cinnamon Brownies Recipe
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Cinnamon Brownies Recipe

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For Christmas one year, a friend gave us a pan of these delicious brownies. Before I figured out their secret was cinnamon, half the pan was already gone! My husband designed the house we live in...our children are 12 and 10.
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES:36 servings
TOTAL TIME: Prep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling
MAKES: 36 servings

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup baking cocoa
  • 1/2 teaspoon baking soda
  • 2/3 cup butter, melted, divided
  • 1/2 cup boiling water
  • 2 cups sugar
  • 2 eggs, beaten
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1-1/3 cups King Arthur Unbleached All-Purpose Flour
  • 1-1/2 to 2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup (6 ounces) semisweet chocolate chips
  • FROSTING:
  • 6 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 1/2 cup baking cocoa
  • 2-2/3 cups confectioners' sugar
  • 1 to 1-1/2 teaspoons ground cinnamon
  • 1/3 cup evaporated milk
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 137 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Directions

  1. In a bowl, combine cocoa and baking soda; blend in 1/3 cup melted butter. Add boiling water, stirring until thickened. Stir in sugar, eggs, vanilla and remaining butter. Add flour, cinnamon and salt. Fold in chocolate chips. Pour into a greased 13-in. x 9-in. baking pan. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until brownies test done. Cool.
  2. For frosting, cream butter in a bowl. Combine cocoa, sugar and cinnamon; add alternately with the milk. Beat to a spreading consistency; add vanilla. Add more milk if necessary. Spread over the brownies. Yield: 3 dozen.
Originally published as Cinnamon Brownies in Country Woman January/February 1994, p31

Nutritional Facts

1 serving (1 each) equals 137 calories, 7 g fat (4 g saturated fat), 27 mg cholesterol, 94 mg sodium, 17 g carbohydrate, 1 g fiber, 2 g protein.

Reviews for Cinnamon Brownies(10)

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Reviewed Apr. 5, 2014

These were a hit with my friends! Moist and tasty!

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Nov. 28, 2013

Very good taste, loved the cinnamon addition, but weren't very moist, even bordering on dry. Also WAY too much frosting 1/2 the amount would have been MORE than enough. I would have normally thought the dryness came from overbaking, but only left in for 35 minutes, not the whole 40 as the recipe called for. I was really disappointed in this recipe.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Oct. 19, 2013

Delicious!!!!!! Most people cannot identify the "mystery ingredient", they do however, recognize an excellent brownie.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Jun. 5, 2011

The cinnamon taste was interestingly unusual, but they weren't chocolatey enough or moist enough. There was also too much frosting in my opinion.

MY REVIEW
Reviewed Apr. 27, 2011

These are hands down the best brownies I've ever made. The cinnamon in them makes them taste slightly exotic, yet the chocolate still lends itself to a traditional brownie flavor. The highest compliment I can give them is that a friend of mine who refuses to eat anything other than wholesome, healthy food, was eating leftover crumbs from the pan because she couldn't get enough of them. These brownies are definitely not healthy, but they're certainly decadent!

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