Christmas is my favorite time of the year between holiday parties, spending time with family and friends… And of course Baking! Pinterest has given me so many ideas over the past few years and I’ve made them my own in a sense. My favorite find on pinterest is the Brownie Santa Hats. We have all seen them and we know they could be simple and just grab a Box of brownie mix and whip them up… But why not make them taste better and make the brownies from scratch?! These are delicious and look great in the end… Perfect for showing off at a party 😉

Ingredients:

10 tablespoons unsalted butter
1 1/4 cups granulated sugar
3/4 cup plus 2 tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 rounded teaspoon Kosher salt
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
2 large eggs
1/2 cup all-purpose flour

Decorating Needs:
White Frosting
Fresh Strawberries

Directions:

In order to make these small cup-cake brownies you will need one of the small muffin tins, if you don’t have one you can find them at Wal-mart for cheap or even the grocery store when you purchase the ingredients!

Start by pre heating the oven to 325 Degrees (F) and spray the mini tin with baking spray, if you want to use a mini liner you can it just doesn’t look as pretty. Start by melting the butter and combining it with the Sugar and Coco powder. Once those are mixed it will look chunky but add the rest of the ingredients and it will start to smooth out. Once you have mixed all the ingredients to a smooth consistency it’s time to pour a little into each cup. With this recipe you should be able to get close to 24 mini brownies. Once you have filled the cups place in the oven for 10-15 minutes until a toothpick in the middle cup comes out clean!

Let the brownies cool for 1-2hours, you don’t want to frost them too early or else the frosting will melt. While waiting you can clean the strawberries and cut the tops off them. As soon as the brownies are cooled you can place a strawberry on top and use a plain round piping tip or get that cotton ball Santa hat look by using a French piping tip. Start by piping around the bottom of the strawberry and top it off with a little dot of frosting! Place them on a festive tray and your friends will love them!

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