Christmas Brownies

Christmas Brownies

Move over sugar cookies, the traditional brownie is here to show off with sweet frosting and candy decorations just in time for the Christmas season! I used the Best Brownies recipe and 1/2 of the Special Buttercream Frosting recipe on this site. I do not suggest using different recipes.
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  • Serves: 8 persons



  1. Step 1

    Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Grease and flour an 8-inch square pan.
  2. Step 2

    Melt butter in a large saucepan. Remove from heat and stir in sugar, eggs, and vanilla. Beat in flour, cocoa powder, salt, and baking powder. Spread batter into the prepared pan.
  3. Step 3

    Bake in preheated oven for 25 to 30 minutes. Do not overcook. Remove from the oven and let cool on a wire rack for at least 20 minutes.
  4. Step 4

    Meanwhile cream shortening for frosting until fluffy. Gradually add confectioner's sugar and continue beating until creamy and well blended. Add 3 ounces cream, vanilla, and salt and blend on low speed until moistened. Add up to 1 more ounce cream if necessary. Beat on high speed until frosting is fluffy.
  5. Step 5

    Transfer 1/2 of the frosting into another bowl and mix in green gel food coloring to get your preferred shade of green.
  6. Step 6

    Use a tree-shaped cookie cutter to cut out 8 Christmas trees from the pan of cooled brownies.
  7. Step 7

    Pipe green and white frostings onto cooled brownies to look like snow-covered trees. Decorate with candies.