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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
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