These little brownie buttons took no time to make and are super festive looking. I put the sprinkles on as an afterthought, but I much prefer them plain white. There is something so simple and elegant about the plain white tops. They are the perfect little bite and full of rich chocolate and a slight crunch from the white chocolate. These will definitely be making an appearance during the holidays at my house.
Are you following along with the 12 Weeks of Cookies? It is really fun to add my link and see what everyone else has come up with. I love getting new ideas and remembering old treats that I have forgotten about. It really is getting me in the mood for the holidays. And that is no easy feat, Christmas is not my favorite holiday.
This recipe is adapted from Dorie’s recipe. I doubled it and am giving you the doubled proportions. Dorie also adds the zest of one orange and 2 teaspoons of sugar. She combines the zest and sugar in a small bowl and rubs them together to release the oils in the zest.
1/2 cup plus 4 Tablespoons flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick of butter
5 ounces semi-sweet chocolate
2/3 cup brown sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla bean paste (or extract)
4 ounces white chocolate
2 teaspoons vegetable oil
In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and brown sugar over low to medium heat.
Whisk the chocolate until it is all melted. Let cool for a few minutes. Whisk in the vanilla and eggs.
Whisk in the flour. Stir only until the flour is incorporated. It will be glossy and gorgeous.
Spray 2 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
Fill with about a teaspoon of batter. The batter will come 3/4 of the way up the sides of the pan. Bake in a preheated 350 degree oven for 14-16 minutes.
Cool on a cooling rack.
Melt the white chocolate over a double boiler or using the microwave. Add the vegetable oil slowly. Add enough oil so that the chocolate is loose enough to dip the brownie buttons into.
How good do they look?
This week I used this cute clear paint can. I cut a strip of dotted card stock and wrapped it around the base of the can. I added ribbon adhesive to the top of the paper. I put a cute sticker in the middle and added some ribbons to the sides of the can. Done and done.
Wouldn’t you be happy if these two brought you this cute can of Brownie Buttons? I sure would. But I am a little biased.
Week 3 Twelve Weeks of Christmas: