Estelle's Brownies for the Troops
(by Debra Borden)
1 c. (2 sticks) butter, softened
2 c. sugar
4 oz. unsweetened chocolate, melted
1 1/2 cups sifted self-rising flour
1 t. vanilla
1 c. chopped walnuts (optional)
Preheat oven to 350 F.
Grease and flour two 8-inch square pans (or use baking spray).
In a mixer, cream together butter and sugar until smooth.
Stir in melted chocolate.
Add eggs one at a time.
Gradually add flour.
Add vanilla and optional walnuts.
Divide batter equally into two pans and bake for 30 minutes.
Let cool and cut into squares.
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(Read Magical Thinking, the story that accompanies this recipe.)