Iced Christmas Tree Brownies

Christmas Tree Brownies

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!


Ingredients:

Brownies:

  • 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

Icing:

  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla
  • 1-2 tablespoons milk

Recipe:

Brownies:

  1. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees F. Butter and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  2. 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.
  3. 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.
  4. 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.
  5. 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!)

Icing:

  1. Mix powdered sugar, vanilla and milk, 1 tablespoon at a time, until spreadable (mixture will thicken slightly as it sets).
  2. 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.

Decorating:

  1. 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.
  2. Immediately after you have spread out the icing, put the sprinkles on top so they will stick to the brownie.
  3. Enjoy!

 

 

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