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!

xx sdg

I found this on daisy's world which was adapted from Erica's Sweet Tooth:

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
1 Cup of butter, room temperature
1 1/2 teaspoons of vanilla extract
3 cups powdered sugar
1 to 2 tablespoons of whipping cream

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.

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