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Brownies with frosting

Karen Egeberg started at CCEC in 2003 as the engineering and operations administrative assistant, where she worked closely with the engineering team and primarily created service orders. In 2013, she moved into the executive assistant role. In this position, Karen worked with the CEO, management staff, and the board of directors in the administrative and governance areas of the cooperative. In retirement, she is looking forward to spending time with her husband Roger, daughters, and grandchildren, Waylon and Presley. She says that she will miss her coworkers most of all. CCEC wishes Karen the best in her retirement! Some of Karen’s family’s favorite recipes were featured in our October issue of Highline Notes.


1/2 cup butter, softened
1-1/2 cup sugar
2 eggs
1 teaspoon baking soda
1 cup boiling water
1/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/2 cup buttermilk
2 cups flour
1/2 cup cocoa 


Mix butter, vanilla, and sugar.
Add eggs, buttermilk, and dry ingredients, leaving the boiling water until last.
Bake at 350oF for 18-20 minutes in an 11x15 inch pan.

Frosting ingredients:

1-1/12 cup sugar
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup butter
1 teaspoon vanilla
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
1/2 cup mini marshmallows


Bring to a boil over medium heat and let boil for 30 seconds.
Add chocolate chips, vanilla, and mini marshmallows.
Stir until thickened enough to spread on cooled brownies.


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