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Holiday Cut-Out Brownies

No recipe image available.These yummy holiday brownies can be cut-out to fit whatever the special occasion may be.

Recipe Ingredients:

4 (1-ounce) squares unsweetened baking chocolate
3/4 cup butter
2 cups granulated sugar
3 large eggs
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 to 1 cup coarsely chopped nuts
Powdered sugar

Cooking Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a 13x9x2-inch baking pan with foil and grease; set aside.
  2. In large microwavable bowl, microwave chocolate and butter on HIGH for 2 minutes or until butter is melted. Stir until chocolate is completely melted. Stir in granulated sugar. Blend in eggs and vanilla. Add flour and nuts; mix well.
  3. Spread batter in prepared baking pan.
  4. Bake for 30 to 35 minutes or until wooden pick inserted in center comes out with moist crumbs. Cool in pan.
  5. Remove brownie from pan and cut into decorative shapes with holiday cookie cutters. Reserve the trimmings for snacking or another use.
  6. Sift powdered sugar over the cut-out brownies.

Makes 18 brownies.

Tip: Brownies can also simply be cut into squares, if desired.