Oh my goodness!! Are these not the most adorable little Christmas treats you have ever seen? Not only are they too cute for words but they are extremely simple to make. I have big plans for these little Santa Hat brownies……
How to Make Santa Hat Brownies
1 pan brownies (whatever brand/recipe you want), baked, cooled and cut into round shape
12-16 small strawberries, cleaned and hulled
1/2 cup (1 stick) unsalted butter, room temperature
8 ounces mascarpone cheese, room temperature
2 1/2 to 3 cups powdered sugar
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
pinch of salt
Beat butter and mascarpone cheese until light and creamy. Add vanilla extract and salt. Add 2 1/2 cups of powdered sugar, a half a cup at a time, and continue beating until smooth. Add more sugar, if needed to reach desired consistency and sweetness.
To Assemble: Pipe a ring of buttercream frosting on top of each brownie. Cut off the base of a strawberry so the bottom is flat and place it flat side down on top of each brownie, pushing slightly to secure in place. Top the tip of the strawberry with a dot of buttercream to finish the santa hat!
These little beauties are going EVERYWHERE with me this Christmas. My son’s Christmas party at school….I am making these! Finally, something I can make and take to a school party that will make all the other mommies go “oooohhh” and “aaahhhh” (and help me get over the shame I have from usually signing up to send paper products or chips to the parties).
The Christmas party with my husband’s side of the family….I am making these! Again, something I can take that will help redeem me in the eyes of my sister in law who is a fabulous baker (I love her dearly, but her baking skills leave me in the dust!).
I am so excited to have something so CUTE to make and take to parties (okay, so I obviously have baking self esteem issues….) that I am literally doing a happy dance. A happy, happy, happy Christmas dance!
Image Source and Hat Tip to Daisy for this adorable, and delicious idea!
Lori is a content writer for Discount Party Supplies. Lori is married with three kids and hosts many family gatherings and parties. In her free time, Lori enjoys taking yoga classes and in her free time she likes going to heavy metal concerts (but don’t tell the other soccer moms!).