Another Christmas goodie. These little brownies are home made but you could use a brownie mix and do the same thing. But, the recipe is very easy and you'll get a chocolate, moist thick brownie. I like homemade brownies. And this is a keeper for me. I got 15 brownies with the circle and the christmas tree cutter, and Mr. Dick got all the brownie leftovers. I love this magazine. I am going to send in for the subscription to this. Why not, after all its Christmas. Happy baking everyone and a very Merry Christmas to you all.
Double Chocolate Brownies
1 cup softened butter
1 cup sugar
1 cup firmly packed light brown sugar
4 large eggs
1 tsp vanilla
1 cup ap flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate morsels, melted and cooled
Cookie icing and sprinkles
Preheat oven to 350 degrees
Spray a 13x9 inch baking pan with non stick baking spray with flour. I line the baking pan with parchment paper and allow it to overhang on both ends and spray the paper also. This gives you ability to lift the entire brownie out of the pan so that you can cut them in the desired shape. Allow the brownies to cool completely in the baking pan before removing them. You don't want the brownie to break in the process of moving a hot brownie.
In a saucepan, add the chocolate chips and allow to melt. I placed the chocolate chips in a cereal bowl and placed on a baking sheet and put in the oven while it was preheating. It only needs to be in the oven for a few minutes to softened, remove then stir. Allow to cool.
In a large bowl add the butter and mix on medium high speed until fluffy. Add the sugars and continue to beat at medium speed with mixer until fluffy. Add the eggs one at a time and beat well. Add the vanilla and mix in.
Sift the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt. Then add this to the butter mixture and mix well. Add the melted chocolate and mix again.
Bake at 350 degrees for 25-30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center of the brownie comes out clean.. ALLOW TO COOL COMPLETELY IN PAN before lifting out.
Using a three inch biscuit cutter or any cookie cutter you desire. Make a thin icing with powdered sugar, milk and a little vanilla. Swirl the icing on top of each cut out shape and sprinkle with your choice of confetti. Use gum drops for the top of the round balls, a piece of candy cane for the tree trunk. Enjoy