Sunday, September 18, 2011

Mint Brownies & Frosting

Birthday time at work tomorrow again for a kindred spirit cookbook and cooking magazine coworker.  I decided to make her one of her favorite combinations ~ chocolate and mint.

Mint Brownies & Frosting

1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup sugar
2 large eggs , lightly beaten
1 tsp vanilla
1/3 cup dark cocoa
1/2 cup flour
1/4 tsp baking powder
1/4 tsp salt
3/4 cup mint chips
1/2 cup butter, softened
3/4 cup mint chips, melted
1/3 cup dark cocoa
2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup whipping cream
1/2 tsp vanilla

Mix together butter and sugar.  Add in eggs and vanilla.  Gradually add in dry ingredients.  Spread evening in an 8 x 8 greased pan.

Cool brownies.

Frosting - melt mint chips and mix into butter.  Add in whipping cream and vanilla and mix with hand mixer.  Add in cocoa and powdered sugar and beat for 3 minutes.

Servings: 16

Bake for  30 minutes at 325°F