Blond Brownies with Brown Sugar Frosting

Weekly team meeting tomorrow so weekly team meeting treats!  This recipe comes from Betty Crocker.

Did you know that you can make powdered sugar?  This recipe calls for 2 cups but I only had one and didn’t want to call a neighbor at 10:00 at night to borrow one so I googled “substitution for powdered sugar” and all it said was take 1 cup granulated sugar and blend in blender on high until it looks like powdered sugar!  And it worked!  How cool is that?  Gotta love the internet!

brownies:

1 cup granulated sugar

1/2 cup packed brown sugar

1/2 cup butter (do not use margarine), softened

1 teaspoon vanilla

2 eggs

1 1/2 cups flour

1 teaspoon baking powder

1/2 teaspoon salt

frosting:

1/3 cup butter (do not use margarine)

2/3 cup packed brown sugar

3 tablespoons milk

2 cups powdered sugar

1/2 teaspoon vanilla

1/2 cup chopped pecans

1  Heat oven to 350.  Beat granulated sugar, 1/2 cup brown sugar, 1/2 cup butter, 1 teaspoon vanilla and eggs, until light and fluffy.  Mix in flour, baking powder and salt.  Spread batter evenly in ungreased 9 x 13″ pan.

2  Bake 20 – 23 minutes or until golden brown and toothpick inserted in center comes out clean.  Cool completely, about 45 minutes.

3  Melt 1/3 cup butter over low heat.  Stir in 2/3 cup brown sugar and cook over low heat 2 minutes, stirring constantly.  Stir in milk and cook until mixture comes to a roiling boil.  Remove from heat and gradually stir in powdered sugar and vanilla, mixing well until smooth and spreadable.  Add more milk if necessary.  Spread frosting over brownies and sprinkle with pecans.  (No pecans in case someone is allergic.)

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