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Saturday, December 4, 2010

Fabulous Bourbon Brownies

It seems around the holidays a number of things I cook will have liquor in it, bourbon, rum, vermouth, wine, etc. Well it is the holidays!

You might as well double the recipe because these will be gone before you get one.

Fabulous Bourbon Brownies
about 16-20 brownies
print recipe

1/3 cup butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 tablespoons water
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate pieces
2 eggs
1 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup chopped pecans (I use walnuts, because I like them)

2-3 tablespoons good bourbon for drizzling over the brownies

3 tablespoons butter, softened
1 1/2 cups sifted powdered sugar
2 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon vanilla

1-ounce semi-sweet chocolate, melted, for drizzling over icing


  1. These sound fantastic, Bev. If I don't have bourbon, could I use a can of beer? Umm, that might not produce the same outcome. Never mind. :) Hope you are having a lovely weekend.

  2. Bev, does the amount of bourbon in them make you tipsy? I know that may sound dumb, but I never baked anything with "stuff" in it. What a sad state of affairs that is!!!!...:)JP

  3. The alcohol actually bakes out and you are left with the beautiful mellow flavor. Now my Bourbon Balls are a different story. You might want to eat those at home, no driving involved. Just kidding.


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