Apple Butter Brownies and a Cookie Exchange?

Ummmm when did December get here... no really... when did this happen??

We had the brunettes last week so it's about time we have some brownies right? Remember that Musselmans Apple Butter I was telling you about? Well once I made the brunettes with it I had to make up a batch of brownies using it as the base... WOW so glad I did because these things came out AMAZING!


Super fast to whip up these will have people drooling for more.

Fudgy Brownies
recipe by steph chows

1 cup Musselmans apple butter
1/3 cup splenda or 1/3 cup white sugar
2 Tbs brown sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1 egg
3/4 cup whole wheat flour
1/3 cup Hershey's 100% Cocoa Special Dark
2 tsp Baking powder
1 tsp baking soda
dash salt
1/2 tsp cinnamon
1/2 cup chocolate chips (i used semi-sweet chips)

Preheat over to 350 F
Mix apple butter, splenda/sugar, brown sugar, vanilla, beat in egg
In a separate bowl mix flour, cocoa, baking powder, baking soda, salt, cinnamon.
Add flour mixture to wet mixture a little at a time, stir in chocolate chips.
Spoon batter into 8" square pan
Bake for about 30 minutes or until knife comes out clean.

Serve alone or with a scoop of your favorite ice cream.


Now onto that cookie exchange! I had a bunch of you asking if I was hosting one this year and the short answer is YES! Now the longer answer is when do you want to send cookies??

Would you take part in the cookie exchange?
Yes but only if I get cookies before Dec 25th
Yes but only if I can mail them after New Years
Either way I'm IN!!!!
I hate cookies
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And the other question is where are you located (if we have enough we can do mini exchanges in other countries like last year's mini UK exchange!)

Where do you live?
USA
Canada
UK
AUS
Other- but I want to participate!
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More cookie details to come Friday!!!

15 chews:

I have a jar of apple butter sitting in my pantry--perfect! And I am all in for a cookie swap :o)

Lisa said...

those brownies look incredible! yum!
I'd love to join a cookie swap! Thanks for organizing!

Jeanne said...

Do you think that it would would with pumpkin butter?

Yay cookie exchange!I can't wait! How could anyone hate cookies?

I would have never of thought to put apple butter in brownies! Those look incredible. And I'm all for a cookie exchange. Bring on the cookies! :)

Hannah said...

Mm, those look great! And as you might have guessed from my recent post, I -do- happen to have a jar of apple butter kicking around.... ;)

stephchows said...

Woohoo to people being interested in the cookie exchange!!

Jeanne- hmmmm I'm totally going to try pumpkin butter now! If you do first let me know how it goes! YUM!!

Hannah- your apple butter creations looked so good too!!

Rachel said...

I see mouthfuls of fudgyness on my screen! I bet the apple butter really keeps these brownies moist and naturally sweet.
Unfortunately, I think my lack of mailing address would make a cookie exchange difficult : (

LimeCake said...

The brownies look incredibly dark and moist. Very delicious!

Natalie said...

apple butter and brownies? who would've thought?

cookie swap would be great either way...I voted for after but in reality i'm going to be making TONS of cookies this month so whenever you decide works for me :)

SCKJ07 said...

Glad to hear you're organzing the cookie exchange again!

Adding apple butter to brownies sounds like a terrific idea, super delicious!

Apple butter works so nicely. A cake was the perfect use for it last year on our blog. Why not brownies?! Great sweetness to add to chocolate.

It's not Musselman's , but I have a jar of homemade apple butter that I think would do nicely. :) They look delicious!

Adding apple butter to brownies sounds like a terrific idea, super delicious!

I would have never of thought to put apple butter in brownies! Those look incredible. And I'm all for a cookie exchange. Bring on the cookies! :)

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