Monday, December 20, 2010

Because it's Christmas.

In my house, Christmas and cookies are two words that just go together. I don't care how healthy you are, you're going to eat a cookie around Christmas time. Go on and admit it!


Recently I had a Christmas cookie party at my home and challenged all the attendees to a cookie bake off. Here's the winning recipe, and ps... it's a brownie!


Janette's Award-Winning Mint Brownies
(if you're looking for them in the picture, you'll find them in the round tray on the right, above the rectangular tray on the bottom)
Ingredients:
For the brownies:
One box of dark chocolate brownie mix (Janette uses Duncan Hines)
2 eggs
1/3 cup water
1/3 cup vegetable oil
1 tablespoon mint extract
2 tablespoons dutch cocoa powder
1/4 bag milk chocolate chips
1/3 bag white chocolate chips
1/3 bag mint chocolate chips
For the icing:
3 tablespoons butter, melted
1/3 bag white chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1/3 bag mint chocolate chips, melted and cooled
1/3 cup milk
1/2 cup powdered sugar

Directions:
1. Add brownie mix, water, oil, and eggs to a bowl and mix until blended. To this, stir in mint extract, cocoa, and all the chips. Pour batter into greased 9" x 13" pan and bake as directed on box.
2. To make the icing, add the melted butter to a medium sized bowl and stir in all the melted chocolate. Add the milk and powdered sugar and mix until smooth, adding more milk or sugar until you get a good fudge-like consistency. Pour icing over cooled brownies.

3 comments:

  1. mmmmm, I bet those smell as good as they taste

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  2. it's kinda sad how long it took me to find the brownies in the picture...with your directions.

    visualize me for the last 90 seconds:

    .:right:.
    .:above rectangle:.
    .:nope..that's cookies:.

    .:right:.
    .:not rectangle:.
    .:what is she talking about?:.

    .:right:.
    .:above rectangle:.
    .:oh! there they are:.

    anyhow, they sound delicious! i have a sweet tooth year 'round. christmas season not required.

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