Better For You Brownies

I must admit. I didn’t like brownies until I was an adult. I was always such a picky child. Sorry Mom!! I kind of created this recipe on accident. I didn’t have everything I needed so I tweaked until I got it just right. These brownies are super fudgey and yummy. The praline-like topping is oh so yummy!!

They’re called “better for you” but not called “good for you”. Don’t go thinking these are good for your waistline. They are just a little better than the norm. πŸ˜‰
Be warned though — they’re super addictive.

Basic Sugar Cookies
Very easy and yummy sugar cookie recipe.
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Cook Time
9 min
Cook Time
9 min
Ingredients
  1. 2 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  2. 1 teaspoon baking powder
  3. 1 teaspoon salt
  4. 1 egg
  5. 2 tsp flavoring of your choice
  6. 1 cup unsalted butter
  7. 1 1/2 cups confectioner's sugar
Instructions
  1. Sift flour, baking powder, and salt together and set aside.
  2. Combine egg and flavor in a separate bowl and set aside.
  3. Cream together butter and sugar. (I recommend using a mixer.)
  4. Add your egg and flavor mixture to the butter and sugar mixture and mix thoroughly.
  5. Add your flour mixture in small doses to the mixer. This prevents a mess and also lets you achieve the perfect consistency.
  6. You know your dough is ready when it starts to stick to the paddle. It should not stick to your fingers.
  7. Roll out your dough to about 1/4 inch. I use flour to keep the dough from sticking. Now, cut your cookies.
  8. Bake at 400 degrees for 6 to 8 minutes.
Notes
  1. Use real measuring utensils. A cup is not just a glass from your cabinet. A teaspoon is not the smallest spoon in your drawer. Use a real measuring set.
  2. You can refrigerate your dough before baking if you'd like. This dough doesn't spread much.
  3. Let the dough rest just a little after mixing.
  4. You can double this recipe.
  5. You can freeze your cookies so baking a big batch ahead of time is easy and practical.
  6. Use the baking times as a guide. Err on the side of caution. I like to check my cookies at 6 minutes. If this is your first time, make sure you check early. Your cookies should have a little brown on the bottom but none on the top.
  7. Use an oven thermometer for best results.
Adapted from Sweet Sugar Belle
Adapted from Sweet Sugar Belle
Monica Does It https://www.monicadoes.com/

Love always, Monica

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