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Wednesday, December 14, 2011
Santa Hat Brownies...Timeless Cool Dessert
A friend shared these adorable brownies that she found on the web last week. I just had to make them this past weekend. Easy, quick and very impressive. I changed the frosting recipe a bit and used my own buttercream frosting instead, all of them work...They are so darn cute! Merry Merry!
Ingredients: 1 pan of your favorite brownies, cooled and cut into desired size and shape (I used a round cutter) 12-16 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled vanilla Buttercream Frosting
Vanilla Buttercream Frosting Ingredients: 1 Cup of butter, room temperature 1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract 3 cups powdered sugar 1 to 2 tablespoons of whipping cream
Directions: In standing mixer fitted with whisk, mix together sugar and butter. Mox on low speed until well blended and then increase speed on medium and beat for about 3 minutes. Add vanilla and cream and beat on medium for another 3 minutes to achieve spreading consistency.
To assemble, pipe a ring of vanilla buttercream on top of each brownie. Cut off the base of a strawberry so it is flat and place it upside down on each brownie, pushing slightly to secure. Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat.
I am creative and enjoy being inspired by the unique, innovative and artistic side of every day living. Please join me on my journey as I continue to use the knowledge I have accumulated, the new designs and inspirations I find... to create Timeless Cool Style.