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Applesauce Brownies Recipe

These delicious applesauce brownies are not dark and chocolaty, as you will see when you make this recipe. This one is more old fashioned like. Much more like a spice cake, light textured, dotted with raisins and nuts, and flavored with cinnamon and nutmeg. The applesauce makes them moist; and the orange butter frosting lends a special fancy crowning tough.

If you have yourself a citrus zester, you can use it to make fine strands of orange peel for decorating the applesauce brownies.

Cold milk goes perfect with this applesauce brownie flavored treat. When the kids get home from school, they will appreciate these brownies.

MMMMMMMMMMM! Another sweet treat that I beg ya to find anyone who doesn't love ‘em!
My brother Bob used to make wonderful homemade applesauce brownies, and fudge brownies too that would knock your socks off. The very thought of eating all those super yummy mouthfuls makes me salivate.
There are lots of variations to applesauce brownie recipes, so if ya want, you can get real creative, but they all start pretty much the same.
I’m hungry, so let’s get right to baking these little beauties!

Applesauce Brownies Preparation:
First butter a 9 by 13 inch glass, or metal pan REAL GOOD!

Preheat oven to 355 degrees, (DO IT NOW so your oven will be ready when you are.)

An’ make sure your oven racks are IN THE MIDDLE, (Why? Because Applesauce Brownies aren't too good when they turn out doughy on top, an’ burnt on the bottom, that’s why.)

Applesauce Brownies Ingredients:

6 Tbsp. butter or margarine
(Use butter, it tastes much better, you don't always need to worry about counting calories.)
1 -1/4 cups firmly packed brown sugar
1/2 cup applesauce
1 egg
1 tsp. vanilla
1 -1/4 cups all purpose flour
1 tsp. baking powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1/2 tsp. ground cinnamon
1/4 tsp. baking soda
1/4 tsp. ground nutmeg
1/2 cup raisins
1/2 cup chopped nuts
Orange frosting (optional; recipe follows)
Orange zest (optional)

Applesauce Brownies Recipe Directions:

Melt butter in a small pan over low heat. Remove from heat and stir in sugar; then stir in applesauce, egg, and vanilla. In another larger bowl, stir together flour, baking powder, salt, cinnamon, baking soda, and nutmeg; add applesauce mixture and blend thoroughly. Add raisins and nuts; stir until well combined.

Spread batter evenly in a greased 9 by 13 inch baking pan. Bake applesauce brownies in a 355 degrees oven for 26 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Let brownies cool completely in pan on a rack. If desired, prepare orange frosting and spread over cooled brownie; then garnish with orange zest. Cut applesauce brownies into 2 inch squares. Store brownies covered.

This applesauce brownies recipe make about 20 pieces.

Orange Frosting Directions:
In a small bowl and your electric mixer, beat together until smooth; 1 -3/4 cups powdered sugar; 2 -1/2 tablespoons butter (softened), 2 tablespoons of milk; and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Beat in 1/2 teaspoon grated orange peel. If necessary, beat in a few more drops milk to make a good spreading consistency.

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Grandma's Cookies and Tea

As I watched the sun sink low in the west, I reminisced about my grandma and how she loved the sunset. She would sit on the swing on the porch, eating one of her famous sugar cookies and sipping her cup of tea. She would watch the big, round, yellow ball kiss the horizon and softly say a prayer thanking God for another beautiful day.

However, during the day she did what she loved best. She would get out her recipe box and go through her cookie recipes to see what she thought would appeal to her loved ones. She knew that my favorite was oatmeal and raisin and my brother’s was brownies with frosting on them. My sister was partial to Grandma’s peanut butter cookies.

She would finally decide on which cookie she was going to bake that day. No matter what Grandma made they were always a hit!!

Oh how I miss my Grandma’s home baking. Grandma left her cooking sheets and cookie recipes for me, but somehow, no matter how hard I try, I can never get mine to taste the same as Grandmas! But I won’t give up because I am sure one day, my granddaughters will reminisce about their Grandma’s cookies and try to get them to taste as good as mine!

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In case you haven’t heard … gourmet style cookies are to 2013 what cupcakes were for 2011! The cookie's somewhat dull, predictable reputation has undergone a complete makeover from glazed and filled to become the latest trend in the pastry scene. Artisan and “designer” cookies are popping up at local Farmer’s Markets, specialized bakeries and are even being featured on menus in restaurants, as a delightfully delicious dessert.

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Note: For you people whom have never read a recipe before,
(an’ I know you’re out there)
here are what some abbreviations mean.

c.= cup (what else?)
tsp. = teaspoon
Tbsp.= Tablespoon (notice this one is always capitalized)
pwd.= powder
amt.= amount
lt. br. = light brown (as in sugar)
lg. = large (as in eggs)

granulated sugar = white sugar
(you know, the kind ya stir into your coffee each
mornin’ before your eyes will open).

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