Tuesday, December 20, 2011

Something Sweet...

Check out the creations we are making...

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


  1. So cute! I keep wanting to make these. I'll have to do it before Santa gets here!

  2. My son saw this in passing as I was reading it and said "mom, I need these!!" Thanks for another great idea and recipe!! I would never think of combining those to make such a tasty treat!!

  3. They look yummy too! Stopping by from Mom Blog Monday bloghop!

    The Twerp & I

  4. These look so delicious. It's funny I was like, "they look like santa hats!" before I scrolled down and saw that that's what the recipe calls them. Haha.

    Following you via GFC from the Take Three blog hop!

  5. New follower here! These brownies have the be the cutest things I've seen this season!

  6. Hello. I found my way here through the Wobble over Wednesday blog hop. Happy Holidays!


  7. --- Sweeeeeeeeeeeeet. :)

    I'll be right over. X

  8. I really want to make these

  9. All I can say is mmmmmmmmmmmmm.

  10. Mascarpone? Chocolate? Yes please! These are adorable (and I'm sure delicious). I'm a new follower via Mingle With Us Blog Hop.

    I'm cohosting a Link party this week at my blog Chickenscratchny.blogspot.com I would love it if you would stop by and link up!


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