It's time for the Romance Writers Weekly Christmas Cookie Recipe exchange! If you've come via Collette Cameron, I'm not sure we can top her spritz cookies but I'll try.
Mmmmmm. Cookies. I love cookies no matter the time of year, but there's something about Christmas that just makes eating them so much more acceptable.
I'm blessed to have a husband that bakes all year round so there's never any shortage in our home. Last night in bed I said "What recipe of yours do you want me to post tomorrow?" Because let's face it, with a toddler, that's about as exciting as it gets in our bed these days.
Anyhow, after much deliberation I've decided to go with his brownie recipe. Two reasons: They were already made so I could take a photo this morning of the real thing, and also, they are so good that they don't even need icing or ice cream or anything to add to them. They are moist, chocolatey, and decadent all on their own. And simple to make. Or at least that's what I'm told. Because I cook. He bakes. It's a great house we have.
Decadent Fudge Brownies
- 1 1/2 cup of flour
- 3/4 cup of rich dark cocoa (The better your cocoa, the better your brownies!)
- 1/2 tsp baking powder
- 1 cup of melted butter
- 3/4 cup of vanilla sugar (Vanilla Sugar. Simple to make. Poke a couple of long vanilla beans in a tall glass, fill with sugar, cover and let sit for a week. Mmmmm.)
- 3/4 cup of brown sugar
- 2 eggs
What to do
- Preheat oven to 350°F
- Lightly butter and flour a 9 x 13” (23 x 33 cm) pan, shaking out excess flour. You could use cocoa instead of flour. This is a great alternative.
- Whisk flour, cocoa and baking powder in a mixing bowl. Set aside.
- In a separate mixing bowl, whisk remaining ingredients. Combine both mixes and pour into prepared pan.
- Bake for 25 minutes
- Eat! You can eat them warm with ice cream (my dad's favourite), eat them right from the pan with nothing on top (my favourite) or sprinkle cocoa or icing sugar on them. You can also spruce them up with icing, but trust me, they are perfect just as they are!
Now hop on over to see the most amazing lebkuchen recipe from Betty Bolte! This cookie is new to me but I guarantee we'll be giving it a go.
Oh! And be sure to pop over to our Facebook party today. We're giving away books all day long!