Rudolf Brownie Cookies
Fudgy brownie cookies made to look like everyone's favorite reindeer!
- 1 lb semi-sweet chopped chocolate or chips (455 grams)
- 1/4 cup unsalted butter (56 grams)
- 4 large eggs
- 1 1/2 cups granulated sugar (300 grams)
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1/4 teaspoon salt
- 1/2 cup all-purpose flour (60 grams)
- 1/2 teaspoon baking powder
- 36 Mini pretzels
- 36 Red M&Ms
In a double boiler, or a heatproof bowl set over a pot of simmering water, melt chocolate and butter until smooth. Remove from heat.
With an electric mixer, beat the eggs and sugar on high speed until pale and thick, about 2-3 minutes.
Fold chocolate mixture into the eggs until combined. Stir in vanilla.
Add salt, flour, and baking powder and mix just until no streaks of flour remain.
Pour batter into a shallow dish and freeze for 1 hour, or until firm.
Preheat oven to 350°F and line sheet pans with parchment paper.
Scoop brownie batter into generous tablespoonfuls (I like to use this cookie scoop
) and roll into balls. Place on prepared sheet pans.
Bake until cookie edges are set and the centers are just starting to puff up, about 8-9 minutes.
As soon as cookies come out of the oven, place 2 pretzels on the top of each cookie for antlers and 1 red M&M in the center for a nose. Let cookies cool completely.
- Pretzels will soften over time and cookies are best the day they are baked.
Calories: 139kcal, Carbohydrates: 18g, Protein: 2g, Fat: 7g, Saturated Fat: 4g, Cholesterol: 22mg, Sodium: 38mg, Potassium: 87mg, Fiber: 1g, Sugar: 14g, Vitamin A: 74IU, Calcium: 14mg, Iron: 1mg