I'm joining April at Abby Sweets for 12 Weeks of Christmas Cookies... mmmm! For the next 12 Fridays, several bloggers will post a Christmas cookie recipe on the Abby Sweets blog. Just think of all the yummy new recipes I will have in time for Christmas!
Check out the links at the bottom of this post for other yummy recipes!
This week, I made mint brownies. Years ago, I got this recipe from my Mom. It's been an old standby since... easy to make... delicious to eat... impressive to look at... and my college BFF's favorite!
These brownies are easy to make and very rich to eat. Adding a few of these small bars to a plate of Christmas cookies gives color and dimension to make it festive.
I didn't really allow myself enough time for these to properly set up before trying to get a picture of them. I definitely recommend giving the brownies plenty of time to cool and then plenty of time to set up before removing them from your pan.
4-1 oz squares baking chocolate
3/4 c. butter
2 c. sugar
1 t. vanilla
1 c. flour
Foil line a 9 x 13 inch pan and spray liberally with non-stick spray.
In a microwavable bowl, add 4 squares of bakers chocolate with 3/4 c. butter. Microwave for 2 minutes. Remove from microwave and stir gently until all chocolate is melted.
Stir in sugar and eggs, mixing well. Add vanilla and flour and stir until completely mixed. The batter will be very runny.
Pour into prepared pan and bake at 350 degrees for 30 min or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Do not over bake. Cool completely.
2 c. powdered sugar
1/2 c. butter
1 T. water
1/2 t. mint extract
green food coloring
Beat until smooth. Spread on cooled brownies. Cool until stiff.
1 1/2 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
1 T. butter
microwave for 1 minute. Stir until completely melted. Gently spread on top of mint layer. Cool slightly.
Remove foil from pan and cut into small bars before chocolate is completely set.