Friday, December 6, 2013

Christmas Cookie Week - Brownies

Do you know what happens when your kiddos are good - they collect Brownie points.  And one day they redeem them for brownies.  I must have good kids because I sure made a lot of brownies in my time.  

This is our family's favourite brownie recipe with a few additions to make them more fattening festive.  I added chocolate chips to the batter and melted chocolate chips for the icing with M&Ms to decorate them.  

When you take the brownies out of the oven and they are still piping hot, sprinkle a good amount of chocolate chips on top.  After a few  minutes they will melt and can be spread like icing.  Definitely the easiest icing I know of.  

At Christmas I often make M&M holly on the icing because it is easy and looks pretty - all you do is use two green ones as the leaves and one red one as the berries. Couldn't get much simpler.  And they are always a hit.

Today is the last day of Christmas Cookie week ... and in case you missed some of the cookies, here is where you can find them - here, herehere, and here.

Also don't forget to check out what the other bloggers have been up to.  I've seen a lot of fantastic cookies that I really need to try.


  1. I make a lot of brownies as well. My boys love it when I mix chocolate chips into the brownie batter and bake it, however I LOVE your icing tip. I bet it is the prefect thickness of icing too, not too light yet not too heavy. I have enjoyed your cookie week. Thank you and RJ for sharing your party.

  2. You know, brownies are something I never any time of the year. I really should try these. I don't know why but I just never think of brownies. These look good, no doubt about it. Thanks for including me in the Cookie Week. It has been fun and really pushed me to get organized with my Christmas baking.

  3. We love brownies! I love the little M&M Holly Berries on yours. :D Great idea about the icing, too. I bet you could make these in your sleep! I can do the same with Tollhouse Cookies!

    I hope you have a wonderful weekend!


  4. Oh my brownies are one of my favourites!! Thanks for this week of cookies!!

  5. Wow these brownies look amazing! I love that you add chocolate chips to the batter...extra chocolatey!!

  6. Brownies are my weakness and these look divine!

  7. Oh my gosh. That chocolate chip icing trick is brilliant!

  8. These look good. Off to check out the other recipes too.....then to get baking!
    I can never get your Facebook link to work, is it just me?

  9. Looks awesome may have to give it a try, I have a son who is fanatic about brownies!