In honor of National Brownie Month, our December hostess for What’s Baking, Nicole of Seven Ate Nine, thought it would be fun if we all made our favorite brownie. I love brownies, so I was definitely excited for this challenge. My initial thought was some sort of grasshopper brownie, since I love chocolate and mint so much. But when I saw these super adorable Santa Hat Brownies on Jessy’s blog I knew they were the perfect brownie to make!!
I had a white elephant holiday party to go to the Friday before Christmas, and I knew these would be the perfect dessert to take with me. Everyone thought they were adorable and delicious – who could ask for a better dessert?? And after I had decided to make these, I saw a version of them on the show The Chew!! I thought that was pretty neat.
Santa Hat Brownies
As seen on Gourmet Day to Day
- 1 cup butter
- 4 (1 oz.) squares semi-sweet chocolate
- 2 cups sugar
- 1 1/2 c. flour
- 4 eggs, slightly beaten
- 1 tsp baking powder
- 1 tsp salt
- 2 tsp vanilla
- 24 strawberries
- Your favorite white frosting (I used cream cheese frosting)
- Heat oven to 350 degrees and spray mini muffin pan(s) with cooking spray.
- In 2 quart saucepan combine 1 cup butter and chocolate squares. Cook over medium heat, stirring occasionally, until melted (4-6 minutes).
- Stir in flour, eggs, baking powder, salt and vanilla until well combined.
- Use a medium cookie scoop to drop batter into the mini muffin tins, each one about half full.
- Cook about 15 minutes, until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Allow to cool completely before decorating.
- Meanwhile, cut stems off of strawberries, so that the top is flat. Turn the strawberries upside down and place one on top of each brownie.
- Place the frosting into a decorating bag or bottle and squeeze around the bottom of each strawberry to represent the rim of Santa’s hat. Then squeeze a small drop onto the tip of the strawberry.