Who doesn’t love fudgy brownies…especially with frosting on top! These brownies are shaped like Christmas trees and the sprinkles make them look even more festive. I used a cookie cutter to make the brownies the shape they are after they came out of the oven and cooled for a little bit, but you can just cut them into triangles if you don’t have a cookie cutter. All this baking for Christmas is making me really excited, but at the same time I don’t want this time of year to end. Christmas is only 2 days away!
- Flour, for dusting the buttered pan
- 4 large eggs
- 1 cup sugar, sifted
- 1 cup brown sugar, sifted
- 8 ounces melted butter
- 11/4 cups cocoa, sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 1/2 cup flour, sifted
- 1/2 teaspoon kosher salt
- Assorted Christmas sprinkles
- 1 cup powdered sugar
- 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
- 1-2 tablespoons milk
- Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.
- In a mixer fitted with a whisk attachment, beat the eggs at medium speed until fluffy and light yellow. Add both sugars. Add remaining ingredients, and mix to combine.
- Pour the batter into a greased and floured 8-inch square pan and bake for 45 minutes. Check for if they’re with the tried-and-true toothpick method: a toothpick inserted into the center of the pan should come out clean. When it’s done, remove to a rack to cool. Resist the temptation to cut into it until it’s mostly cool.
- Cut big chunks out of the brownie after it has cooled for a little but is still slightly warm so it is easy to cut out.
- Take your Christmas tree cookie cutter and try to cut out as many Christmas trees as you can. (You’re going to have a lot of scraps, but don’t worry you can still eat them!)
- Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spreadable (mixture will thicken slightly as it sets).
- If it gets too thick, just put it into a microwave safe bowl and heat for 10 seconds at a time until it is thinner.
- Pour vanilla icing in a small circle blob over each brownie in the center and spread it out using a frosting knife. You can add more whenever necessary.
- Immediately after you have spread out the icing, put the sprinkles on top so they will stick to the brownie.