Christmas Chocolate Brownies

So it’s Christmas Eve (which is very exciting!!) and we’re doing our last minute preparations for the big day tomorrow. For dessert we’ve got so much, but you can never have enough, right?! Anyway, one of my favourite things that we’ve made is of course chocolate brownies. I make these brownies throughout the year, but I love to give them a little seasonal touch. I thought I’d share my recipe and let you know how I made them extra Christmassy!

This will realistically take at least 1 hour to bake, but if you’re quick it can take about 40 minutes. Following this recipe will make approximately 16 medium square brownies.

Ingredients

110g of soft butter
200g of golden caster sugar
2 medium eggs
70g self raising flour
25g cocoa powder
Icing sugar, green food gel, and gold pearls (optional for decorating)

Method

1. Grease a 20x20cm tin, and preheat the oven to 190°C.
2. Mix together the butter and sugar until fluffy.
3. Break the eggs and whisk in a separate bowl. Mix in well with the butter and sugar.
4. Sieve in the self raising flour and cocoa powder, then hand mix until it is thoroughly combined.
5. Spread the mix evenly into the tin.
6. Bake in the oven for approximately 25 minutes or until the edges are firm.
7. Leave to cool before cutting into squares. Sprinkle icing sugar over the chocolate brownies for the finishing touch.

To make the chocolate brownies a bit more festive, I used a Christmas tree cookie cutter to cut the brownies. Then I decorated them with green food gel and gold pearls, which you can probably get at any supermarket.

Let me know if you make any chocolate brownies over the holidays, or if you’ll be baking anything else!

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