At Christmastime — usually on Christmas Eve — DotMom could be found assembling trays of goodies to be delivered to neighbors and friends. One of us kids usually was “volunteered” to deliver the trays, at least in the confines of our neighborhood.
Nestled between cut-out cookies and gingerbread men were these brownies — moist and laden with minty goodness. They put a smile on my face just thinking about them.
Combine 2 cups flour and 2 cups sugar. Boil together 2 sticks margarine, 1 cup water and 4 tablespoons cocoa. Pour this over the flour-sugar mixture and beat 2 minutes. Add 2 eggs, ½ cup buttermilk, 1 teaspoon soda and 1 teaspoon vanilla; beat 2 minutes. Pour mixture into greased jellyroll pan. Bake 20 minutes at 350 degrees.
Mint filling: Combine 4 tablespoons soft butter, 2 cups powdered sugar, ½ teaspoon mint extract and green food coloring. Cream enough to make a spreading consistency. Spread over cooled brownies.
Frosting: Bring to boil 1 1/3 cup sugar, 6 tablespoons margarine and 6 tablespoons milk or cream. Boil 2 minutes. Add ½ cup chocolate chips and ½ teaspoon vanilla. Cool a bit. Stir until spreading consistency and spread over top of mint filling.