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)
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

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.


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

  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:

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

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

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

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