Prep Time: 15 minutes
Cook Time: 20 minutes
Total Time: 35 minutes
Yield: 36 to 48 servings
- 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
- 1/2 teaspoon salt
- 4 (1 ounce) squares unsweetened chocolate
- 1 cup shortening
- 2 cups granulated sugar
- 4 eggs, beaten
- 2 Tablespoons amaretto liqueur
- Amaretto Icing:
- 1/4 cup (4 Tablespoons or 1/2 stick) butter
- 1 (1 ounce) square unsweetened chocolate
- 2 Tablespoons half-and-half or heavy cream
- 1/8 teaspoon salt
- 2 cups sifted powdered sugar
- 2 Tablespoons amaretto (almond-flavored) liqueur
- 1/4 cup sliced almonds
Preheat oven to 400 F. Line a 9 x 13-inch baking pan with nonstick foil.
Whisk together salt and flour in a large bowl. Set aside.
Place chocolate squares and shortening in the top of a double-boiler. (May be done carefully in the microwave, if you wish.) Stir constantly while heating until combined. Stir in sugar and remove from heat. Let cool for 5 minutes.
When chocolate is cool, whisk in eggs, flour mixture, and amaretto until well-combined. Pour into prepared pan and bake for 20 minutes. Cool brownies to room temperature before frosting.
For the Amaretto Icing:
Melt butter and chocolate in the top of a double-boiler or microwave, stirring to combine. Remove from heat. Whisk in half-and-half or cream, then add powdered sugar, salt, and amaretto. Blend well.
Frost cooled brownies with the icing and sprinkle with sliced almonds. Let icing set, then cut to serve.
Yield: 36 to 48 brownies, depending on cut size
Amaretto Brownies Recipe Photo © 2012 Peggy Trowbridge Filippone, licensed to About.com, Inc.
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