Peppermint Brownies

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Who doesn’t love a good brownie? They’re rich and delicious! We’re doing a holiday take on the classic brownie by adding @amoretti Peppermint Extract. The flavor combo goes so well together! You guys know I’m obsessed with Amoretti. I use their extracts almost daily in my baking. They have an incredible lineup perfect for your holiday baking. Head over to their website to see their full lineup of extracts

WHY YOU’LL LOVE PEPPERMINT BROWNIES

  • Sweet and Minty Delight: These Peppermint Brownies offer the perfect balance between the rich chocolatey goodness of brownies and the cool, minty freshness of peppermint. It’s a delightful combination that pleases your taste buds and leaves you craving for more.
  • Easy to Bake: Whether you’re a seasoned baker or a newbie in the kitchen, Peppermint Brownies are a breeze to make. The recipe is straightforward, and you don’t need any fancy equipment.
  • Perfect for Holiday Celebrations: These brownies are a fantastic addition to your holiday baking repertoire. They’re great for sharing with friends and family during festive gatherings or simply to enjoy on a cozy evening.
  • Kid-Friendly Treat: If you’re looking for a recipe that’s kid-approved, look no further. Peppermint Brownies are bound to be a hit with the little ones. It’s a fun way to introduce them to the joys of baking.
  • Homemade Goodness: There’s something special about making your own brownies from scratch. You get to control the ingredients, and the satisfaction of enjoying a homemade treat is unmatched.

INGREDIENTS YOU NEED TO MAKE PEPPERMINT BROWNIES

Cookies

  • All-purpose or gluten-free flour
  • Cocoa powder
  • Brown sugar
  • Granulated sugar
  • Cornstarch
  • Baking powder
  • Kosher salt
  • Amoretti Peppermint Extract
  • Melted butter
  • Eggs
  • Dark chocolate chips

Frosting

  • Melted butter 
  • Cocoa 
  • Powdered sugar 
  • Vanilla extract 
  • Milk 

Topping

  • Crushed peppermint candy 

WHAT YOU NEED TO MAKE PEPPERMINT BROWNIES

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • Mixing bowls
  • 8-inch square baking dish
  • Oven
  • Hand mixer or KitchenAid mixer

HOW TO MAKE PEPPERMINT BROWNIES

Making the Cookies

  1. Start by preheating your oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and greasing an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  2. In a mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  3. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
  4. Gently fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  5. Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  6. Bake for 30 minutes or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  7. Remove the brownies from the oven, allow them to cool completely, and proceed to make the frosting.

Making the Frosting

  1. In a separate bowl, combine all the frosting ingredients – melted butter, cocoa, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk. 
  2. Mix the frosting until it becomes smooth and creamy. 

Assembling

  1. Once the brownies have cooled, spread the prepared frosting over the top of the brownies. 
  2. Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candy on top of the frosting. 
  3. Cut into squares and enjoy.  

COMMONLY ASKED QUESTIONS

Can I use regular flour instead of gluten-free flour?

Absolutely! You can use regular all-purpose flour as a suitable substitute if you don’t need a gluten-free option.

Is the Amoretti Peppermint Extract strong in flavor?

The Amoretti Peppermint Extract offers a delightful, yet not overpowering, peppermint flavor, creating a perfect balance with the brownies.

Can I use a different type of chocolate for this recipe?

While dark chocolate chips are recommended, you can certainly experiment with your favorite chocolate chips for a personalized touch.

How should I store these brownies?

Keep your Peppermint Brownies fresh by storing them in an airtight container at room temperature. They’ll stay delicious for days!

Peppermint Brownies

Who doesn’t love a good brownie? They’re rich and delicious! We’re doing a holiday take on the classic brownie by adding @amoretti Peppermint Extract. The flavor combo goes so well together! You guys know I’m obsessed with Amoretti. I use their extracts almost daily in my baking. They have an incredible lineup perfect for your holiday baking. Head over to their website to see their full lineup of extracts.
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Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Peppermint Brownie Cookies
Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Cool Time: 40 minutes
Total Time: 1 hour 30 minutes
Servings: 6
Calories: 3574kcal

Equipment

  • Measuring cups/spoons
  • mixing bowls
  • 8 inch square baking dish
  • Oven
  • Hand mixer or KitchenAid mixer

Ingredients

Brownies

  • ¾ cup all-purpose or 1.1 gluten-free flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 2 tablespoons brown sugar
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 tablespoon cornstarch
  • ½ teaspoon baking powder
  • ½ teaspoon kosher salt
  • 1 teaspoon Amoretti Peppermint Extract
  • 8 tbsp melted butter
  • 2 eggs
  • 1 egg yolk
  • ½ cup dark chocolate chips

Frosting

  • ¼ cup melted butter
  • ½ cup cocoa
  • 2 ½ cups powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 2 tablespoons milk

Topping

  • ½ cup crushed peppermint candy

Instructions

Making the Cookies

  • Preheat the oven to 325 degrees Fahrenheit and grease an 8-inch square baking dish with nonstick baking spray.
  • In a mixing bowl, combine all the wet ingredients and mix thoroughly.
  • Gradually add the dry ingredients to the wet mixture and stir until well combined.
  • Gently fold in the dark chocolate chips.
  • Pour the batter into the prepared baking dish.
  • Bake for 30 minutes, or until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean.
  • Remove the brownies from the oven, allow them to cool completely, and proceed to make the frosting.

Frosting the Cookies

  • In a separate bowl, combine all the frosting ingredients – melted butter, cocoa, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and milk.
  • Mix the frosting until it becomes smooth and creamy.

Assembling

  • Once the brownies have cooled, spread the prepared frosting over the top of the brownies.
  • Sprinkle the crushed peppermint candy on top of the frosting.
  • Cut into squares and enjoy.

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Nutrition

Serving: 1slice | Calories: 3574kcal | Carbohydrates: 677g | Protein: 44g | Fat: 104g | Saturated Fat: 69g | Polyunsaturated Fat: 5g | Monounsaturated Fat: 23g | Trans Fat: 2g | Cholesterol: 648mg | Sodium: 2019mg | Potassium: 2457mg | Fiber: 43g | Sugar: 559g | Vitamin A: 2211IU | Vitamin C: 0.5mg | Calcium: 677mg | Iron: 19mg
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Peppermint Brownies are more than just a delightful dessert; they’re a sweet memory in the making. The marriage of rich, chocolatey brownies with the invigorating touch of peppermint creates a flavor that’s hard to resist. The ease of baking these brownies makes them accessible for every level of baker, and they’re a fantastic addition to any holiday celebration. Share them with loved ones, and you’ll witness the joy these sweet treats bring.

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