Wednesday, February 5, 2014

Cutler's Mint Brownies

I've had several people comment in the last little bit that we have the recipe for the marshmallow brownie on our blog, but not the mint brownie. I guess that's just because the base of the cookie and the chocolate frosting are exactly the same in both. The only real difference is the mint frosting. These cookies are one of our very most popular cookies that we sell in our bakeries. They are really yummy!

Cutler's Mint Brownies

For the cookies:
1 cup butter
1 2/3 cup white sugar
2 eggs
1 1/4 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoon baking powder
2 1/3 cups flour (we use cake flour, but you can also use all purpose)

Cream butter and sugar. Add eggs and vanilla and mix until well blended. Add dry ingredients and mix. Cookies can be rolled, formed into drop cookies, or pressed into a 9 x 13 inch baking pan (double both the recipe and the baking time). To get brownies like Cutler's roll out the dough to about the thickness of a pencil, cut with round cookie cutters. Bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cookies are done when the top is slightly cracked and no longer looks wet.


For the mint frosting:

1/2 cup butter, softened
3 cups powdered sugar
1 to 3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
green food coloring

Mix the butter and powdered sugar. Add only enough milk to make a smooth consistency, I usually start with 1 tablespoon and check to see if it needs more. Add mint extract and enough food coloring for a light green color. The frosting should be thick, not runny.

For the chocolate frosting:

1 cup butter, softened
4-5 cups powdered sugar
milk
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa
1 teaspoon vanilla

Beat softened butter, cocoa, and powdered sugar together until smooth. Add the vanilla and a splash of milk (just enough to make a good spreading consistency) and blend well.

Assembly: Spread the cooled cookies with about 1 tablespoon of the mint frosting. Allow to set up for 10 -20 minutes to make spreading chocolate frosting easier. Top the mint frosting with the chocolate frosting.




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