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Crazy Christmas Tree Brownies

These Crazy Christmas Tree Brownies are a fun and easy addition to any Christmas or Holiday party!
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Course: Dessert
Prep Time: 30 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Servings: 8 Trees
Calories: 595kcal

Equipment

  • 9x13 Baking Pan
  • Christmas Tree Cookie Cutter
  • Squeeze bottle

Ingredients

  • 1 cup unsalted sweet cream butter, softened

  • 2 cup granulated sugar

  • 3

    large eggs
  • 2 tsp vanilla 

  • 2/3 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup flour

  • 1/2 tsp salt

  • 1/2 tsp baking soda

  • 1
    cup walnuts chopped - optional
  • 1 pkg Candy Eyes
  • 2 bowls Royal Icing
  • 1 tube green food coloring
  • 1 tube black royal icing

Instructions

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees

  • Using a large sauce pan, melt butter. Once melted remove from heat and mix in the sugar, eggs and vanilla until combined

  • In a large bowl combine the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder

  • Gradually mix in the cocoa flour mixture into the wet ingredients until combined.

  • Mix in the chopped walnuts

  • Pour batter into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes

  • Once baked, cool to room temperature on cooling racks

  • Once cooled, cut brownies into trees a christmas tree cookie cutter and place onto a cutting board or plate so that it will be easier to decorate

  • Frost the cookies with Green Royal icing (see additional recipe)
  • Using the green piping bag, pipe a line all around the trees for the edge

  • Fill in the green with the thinned green icing in the squeeze bottle




  • Place two eyes onto the brownies

  • Let dry for an hour

  • Using the green icing again, pipe an oval for the nose under the eyes

  • Using the black icing, pipe on a smile and eye brows

  • Let sit for another hour before enjoying

Notes

I added candy bows to my trees.  You can purchase them in the baking aisle at your local craft store. 

Nutrition

Serving: 1Tree | Calories: 595kcal | Carbohydrates: 69g | Protein: 8g | Fat: 35g | Saturated Fat: 17g | Cholesterol: 122mg | Sodium: 254mg | Potassium: 220mg | Fiber: 4g | Sugar: 51g | Vitamin A: 798IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 42mg | Iron: 2mg