Frosted Brownie Cut-Out Cookies
A fun alternative to sugar cookies, frost these cut-out brownies for the holidays instead!
For the brownies:
- 1 cup unsalted butter , cut into cubes
- 6 ounces bittersweet chocolate , chopped or use chips
- 1 ½ cup granulated sugar
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 4 large eggs
- 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
- 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
For the frosting:
- 1 cup unsalted butter
- 4 cups powdered sugar , sifted
- 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
- 2-5 tablespoons milk
- Pinch salt
- Food coloring , as desired
- Sprinkles , as desired
To make the brownies, preheat oven to 350°F. Grease a 9x13-inch baking dish or line with parchment paper.
In a saucepan set over low heat, melt the chocolate and butter. Stir until smooth. Remove from heat and add sugar and salt. Add the eggs one at a time, mixing after each. Stir in the vanilla extract. Add the flour and stir until just combined.
Pour batter into the prepared baking dish and bake until edges are set, about 30-35 minutes. Let cool completely.
To make the frosting, in the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, or in a bowl with a hand mixer, beat together the butter, powdered sugar, salt, and vanilla extract until smooth. Add the milk 1 tablespoon at a time, mixing after each addition, until the frosting is the right consistency. Color as desired with food coloring.
To make the cookies, use cookie cutters to cut the brownies into desired shapes. Frost with the frosting.
Sodium: 39mg, Calcium: 16mg, Vitamin A: 516IU, Sugar: 35g, Fiber: 1g, Potassium: 65mg, Cholesterol: 69mg, Calories: 344kcal, Saturated Fat: 12g, Fat: 19g, Protein: 2g, Carbohydrates: 42g, Iron: 1mg