Monday, December 7, 2015

brownie peppermint cookies

the goods:

1 box fudge brownie mix
1 and 1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/4 cup brown sugar
1/4 teaspoon salt
2 eggs
2 tablespoons whole milk
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, melted
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

vanilla cream frosting:
4 cups confectioners' sugar
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
6 tablespoons heavy cream
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1/4 teaspoon salt

1/2 cup crushed peppermints, or candy canes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Butter a cookie sheet and set aside. In a large mixing bowl, whisk together brownie mix, flour, brown sugar, and salt. Add in eggs and milk and stir with a wooden spoon. Add in melted butter, vanilla, and peppermint extract, stir until well blended. Spoon heaping tablespoons of dough onto prepared baking sheet. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove from oven and allow to cool.
While brownie cookies are baking and cooling, make frosting. In the bowl of a stand mixer, whip together butter, sugar and cream until light and fluffy. Stir in vanilla and salt.
When brownie cookies are cooled, frost and sprinkle with peppermints.

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