Amish Peppermint Brownies

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Here in southwest Ohio we are hunkered down indoors on a frigid wintery weekend.  About 5″ of snow fell in our hometown along with a glaze of ice.  So we are just staying in tonight in front of a roaring fire,  Our 10-week old daughter, Aster (can she REALLY be 10 weeks old this Sunday???), got to see her first major snowfall. She did seem to alertly follow the flakes as they furiously fell yesterday. It was cute to watch her watch.  That’s what I am finding neat about being a parent is that everything is new again.

Okay, so if we’re going to be stuck inside, might as well have some good eats to go along with this winter weekend.  Rachel took The Amish Cook’s “basic brownie” recipe and added a peppermint twist to them.  The result: YUM.

Basic Brownies

1- 1 /2 cups flour

2 cups sugar

1 /2 cup cocoa powder

1 /2 teaspoon salt

1 cup vegetable oil

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla

1 /2 cup chopped walnuts (optional)

DIRECTIONS: Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a 9 by 13-inch pan. In a large mixing bowl, combine flour, sugar, cocoa powder, salt, vegetable oil, eggs, vanilla and optional nuts. Stir vigorously for about 3 minutes until the batter is well blended and creamy. Pour into prepared pan. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until a knife inserted into the center comes out clean.


Cool and then spread with peppermint frosting:

2 cups powdered sugar
½ cup butter
2 tablespoons milk
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
Mix and spread over cooled brownies
Top with 4 crushed peppermint candy canes


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  1. marilyn olberding says:

    It was so nice reading about your ten week old daughter, Aster. I am a great grandmother and I just spent the Thanksgiving holiday with my sixteen month old great grandson. Everything is new again to me! God Bless you and your family. I love reading your articles!

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  2. we went to a cookie walk at a local church today….also, to an arts & crafts fair..
    met friends of ours……
    no….no snow….just cold…..and very sunny today…….
    talk of some snow on Sunday …..
    made air popcorn this evening…….
    I’m sure you’re having fun with your daughter on her first winter!

    May God bless

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  3. Colleen Rohrer says:

    Dear Kevin, it was fun to hear about Aster! I just had the privilege of spending 10 days enjoying my new, very 1st grandchild (a baby girl) in CT. I was in my glory and of course, she is beautiful and everything so good! I thank God for the privilege of being her Gramma Neenie!! Have fun with Aster – enjoy every single minute because she will grow up fast! I LOVE the Amish Cook website – it is a highlight for me each week! Colleen

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  4. Gloria Johnson says:

    The brownie recipe looks delicious! Thanks for posting it, those brownies just may make an appearance at our family Christmas celebration.

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