Treadmill Worthy Brownies

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Cooking Method: Bake


1 1/2 c flour
2 c sugar
10 Tbsp cocoa
1 c soft shortening or 1 stick oleo & 1/2 cup shortening
4 large eggs, beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1 c nuts, chopped ( pecans or walnuts)
1 box powdered sugar
4 Tbsp cocoa
1 stick butter or margarine, softened (softened)
3-4 Tbsp milk
1 tsp vanilla

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Gail Welch Recipe
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Carthage, TX (pop. 6,779)
Member Since Nov 2010
Gail's notes for this recipe:
I got this recipe from a Southern Living cookbook when I was a teenager. It was called "Virginia Brownies" and is super easy to make. When I changed the frosting and made it out of powdered sugar my co-workers dubbed them "Treadmill Worthy Brownies." Great with either frosting, buttercream or fudge.
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These brownies have some seriously good chocolate flavor. Definitely worth a spin on the treadmill!


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user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Apr 3, 2011
I have these in the oven right now..i will post a pic later =)
user Teresa Rotering csgal - Apr 3, 2011
Next time, I will add the other cup of sugar needed! oops! No matter, because 1/2 is gone; Peanut Butter & Ice Cream make it very delectable!
user Gail Welch sugarshack - Apr 3, 2011
Thanks for trying my recipe.
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Apr 4, 2011
They were good...i did the fudge icing. If you dont put the frosting you might need the extra sugar like teresa said..they are super moist and yummy...we did serve it with vanilla ice cream...yummmmm..I have pics i will post later!!
user Debbie wright debbie110772 - Apr 4, 2011
I tried this recipe and say it's Family Tested & Approved!

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