These “First Fruits Great Day Brownies” are very easy to prepare! I like recipes that are consistent each time!
First start with a large mixing bowl, blend well the following:
2 sticks of butter, melted
2 C. Granulated Sugar
Then add, one ingredient at a time beating after each addition:
2 T. vanilla
3/4 C. Cocoa
Then mix the following in a separate bowl:
1 C. Flour
1/2 t. baking powder
1/4 t. salt
Then add to the mixer bowl. Mix well and pour 3/4 of the batter in a well greased and floured 9″ x 13″ brownie pan. Pour the other 1/4 of the batter into a small bowl and set aside.
For the cream cheese batter, start with a large mixing bowl. Mix the following until lump free:
10 ounces of softened cream cheese
1/2 C. Granulated sugar
1 T. vanilla
mix well then pour the cream cheese batter on top of the brownie batter and spread evenly.
Pour the remaining 1/4 of the brownie batter on top drizzling around creating a marbling look.
Bake these brownies in a pre-heated 325 degree oven for 35 minutes , until the cream cheese batter starts to lightly brown and the brownies are firm in the center.
Yummy! This recipe yields approximately 24 small brownies. I double the recipe and pour into a 1/2 sheet pan. This yields 24 large brownies:)