Santa Hat Brownies

Hoping to find a cute new holiday dessert to break away from the tired christmas cookies and pies, I was browsing through some fun food blogs and found this awesome recipe over at daisy’s world and just had to share.  These would be an awesome addition to any Christmas/Winter themed dessert table.  The kids are going to love these and can even help out with assembly.

Here is the recipe from daisy’s world:

Santa Hat Brownies

Adapted from this recipe found on Erica’s Sweet Tooth Yields 12-16 brownies

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-mascarpone buttercream (recipe below)

Mascarpone Buttercream

Ingredients: 1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature 8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature 2-1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar 2 teaspoons vanilla extract pinch of salt

Method: Using a stand mixer with a paddle attachment, beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy, about 2 minutes.  Add vanilla extract and salt.  Add 2-1/2 cups of sugar, half a cup at a time and continue beating until smooth.  Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness.

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 in place.  Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat.

Enjoy!

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3 Responses to Santa Hat Brownies

  1. What a cute idea! I bet people love these. I have a sweet treat linky party going on at my blog and I’d love it if you’d come by and link your brownies up. http://sweet-as-sugar-cookies.blogspot.com/2011/12/sweets-for-saturday-50.html. It’ll be open till Monday night.

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