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Cinnamon Brownies

 Cinnamon Brownies
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.
36 ServingsPrep: 20 min. Bake: 30 min. + cooling

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

Directions

  • 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

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Cinnamon Brownies (continued)

Directions (continued)

  • pan. Bake at 350° for 40 minutes or until brownies test done.
  • Cool.
  • 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.
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.