If you’re looking for a simple, but delicious recipe for the holidays, think brownies! These from-scratch brownies are perfect for your next holiday party and they are easy to make. Here’s what you’ll need.
For the Brownies
- ½ cup of melted butter
- 1 cup of sugar
- 2 eggs, lightly beaten
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/3 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
- ½ cup of flour
- ½ teaspoon of salt
- ¼ teaspoon of baking powder
- cooking spray
For the Frosting
- 2 sticks of unsalted butter, room temperature
- 1 teaspoon of mint extract
- 5 ½ cups of powdered sugar
- 1-2 tablespoons of milk
- green food dye
Preheat oven to 350 degrees Fahrenheit.
In a large bowl mix together butter, sugar, eggs, and vanilla extract.
Sift in dry ingredients. Mix ingredients together.
Next, spray your mini cupcake pan with cooking spray and put about a tablespoon of the brownie batter into each cavity. Bake brownies for 10-12 minutes or until toothpick comes clean.
While your brownies are cooling down, get to work on your frosting! In a large bowl add in butter and with an electric mixer, cream butter for about 5 minutes until white and creamy.
In small batches, add in sugar. Whisk again for 2-3 minutes. Continue until all sugar is used.
Add in 1 tablespoon of milk and desired amount of green food dye. Whisk again and if you’d like it a little thinner, add another tablespoon of milk, but it should be firm.
Make sure your brownies are cooled completely before decorating with frosting and decorate with holiday sprinkles.
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