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Lunch Lady Brownies

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These delicious lunch lady brownies are a nostalgic treat that bring back fond memories of school cafeterias. Tender and topped with a frosting that melts instantly when it touches your lips, these brownies are sure to become a favorite.

Ingredients

For the Brownies:

  • 1/2 cup butter, melted
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 2 eggs
  • 3 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • 1/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour

For the Frosting:

  • 2 tablespoons butter, softened
  • 3 tablespoons milk
  • 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 1/2 cups powdered sugar

How to Make Lunch Lady Brownies

  1. Preheat the Oven: Preheat your oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 9×9-inch baking pan with foil, ensuring the foil comes up over the sides.
  2. Prepare the Brownie Batter:
    • In a mixing bowl, cream together the melted butter and granulated sugar until the mixture lightens in both color and texture.
    • Add the eggs and vanilla extract, stirring until fully incorporated.
    • Gradually mix in the flour and unsweetened cocoa powder, blending until the batter is uniform in color.
  3. Bake the Brownies:
    • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
    • Bake for 20-25 minutes, or until a knife inserted in the center comes out mostly dry with a few moist crumbs. Be careful not to overbake for the best texture.
  4. Make the Frosting:
    • While the brownies are cooling, combine the softened butter, milk, cocoa powder, and powdered sugar in a medium bowl. Mix until a smooth frosting forms.
    • If the frosting is too dry, add more milk one tablespoon at a time. If it’s too runny, add more powdered sugar one tablespoon at a time.
  5. Frost the Brownies:
    • Spread the frosting over the brownies while they are still warm, allowing some of the icing to melt into the brownies.
    • Once cooled, cut into squares. Use the foil to help lift the brownies out of the pan.
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