Gail Welch Recipe

Treadmill Worthy Brownies

By Gail Welch sugarshack


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Gail's Story

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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Notes from the Test Kitchen:
These brownies have some seriously good chocolate flavor. Definitely worth a spin on the treadmill!

Ingredients

BROWNIES
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)
CHOCOLATE BUTTERCREAM FROSTING
1 box
powdered sugar
4 Tbsp
cocoa
1 stick
butter or margarine, softened (softened)
3-4 Tbsp
milk
1 tsp
vanilla

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cakes, Chocolate, Other Desserts
Main Ingredient: Flour
Regional Style: American
Other Tag: Quick & Easy
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319 Comments

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Roselind Heinekamp feminamaxima
Aug 12, 2014
Huge hit! Neighbor told me that they were "disgustingly good".
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Gail Welch sugarshack
May 24, 2014
It was all purpose. :)
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Jane Tate Illgirl60
May 20, 2014
What kind of flour did you use ?
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Gail Welch sugarshack
Oct 21, 2013
Thanks for your comment, Lea Ann. Glad you liked them.
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Lea Ann Aquatic_Meadow
Oct 21, 2013
I made these today, awesome! Very rich and moist.