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Double-Frosted Bourbon Brownies

Yield 2 1/2 dozen


  • 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1/4 teaspoon baking soda
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup sugar
  • 1/3 cup shortening
  • 2 tablespoons water
  • 1 (6-ounce) package semisweet chocolate morsels
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1 cup chopped walnuts
  • 1/4 cup bourbon
  • White Frosting
  • Chocolate Glaze

How to Make It

  1. Combine first 3 ingredients, stirring well. Set aside.

  2. Combine sugar, shortening, and water in a medium saucepan. Bring to a boil over medium heat, stirring constantly; remove from heat. Add chocolate morsels and vanilla, stirring until smooth.

  3. Add eggs, one at a time, stirring after each addition. Add flour mixture and walnuts; stir well.

  4. Spoon into a greased 9" square pan. Bake at 325° for 30 minutes or until a wooden pick inserted in center comes out clean.

  5. Sprinkle bourbon evenly over warm brownies. Cool completely in pan on a wire rack. Spread White Frosting over uncut brownies. Pour warm Chocolate Glaze over frosting. Let stand until set. Cut into squares.

Christmas with Southern Living 1999