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Brownie Buttons [Week 3 of 12 Weeks of Cookies]

brownie button recipeAnother outstanding Dorie recipe. Guess what? I am going to a Dorie book signing this weekend. I cannot wait. My sister called me a borderline Dorie stalker, but what does she know?

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.

brownie button recipe1/2 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)
2 eggs
4 ounces white chocolate
2 teaspoons vegetable oil

brownie button recipeIn a medium saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and brown sugar over low to medium heat.

brownie button recipeWhisk the chocolate until it is all melted. Let cool for a few minutes. Whisk in the vanilla and eggs.

brownie button recipeWhisk in the flour. Stir only until the flour is incorporated. It will be glossy and gorgeous.

brownie button recipeSpray 2 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.

brownie button recipeFill 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.

brownie button recipeCool on a cooling rack.

brownie button recipeMelt 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.

brownie button recipeHow good do they look?

brownie button recipeThis 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.

brownie button recipeWouldn’t you be happy if these two brought you this cute can of Brownie Buttons? I sure would. But I am a little biased.

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Brownie Buttons [Week 3 of 12 Weeks of Cookies]


Ingredients

  • 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)
  • 2 eggs
  • 4 ounces white chocolate
  • 2 teaspoons vegetable oil

Instructions

  1. In a medium saucepan, melt the butter, chocolate and brown sugar over low to medium heat.
  2. Whisk the chocolate until it is all melted. Let cool for a few minutes. Whisk in the vanilla and eggs.
  3. Whisk in the flour. Stir only until the flour is incorporated. It will be glossy and gorgeous.
  4. Spray 2 mini muffin tins with cooking spray.
  5. 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.
  6. Cool on a cooling rack.
  7. 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.

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  1. amanda @ fake ginger

    October 15th, 2010 at 5:05 am

    Those look just like the ones from Starbucks! I love Dorie recipes so I can imagine how delicious these guys are.

  2. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    not only delicious, but so quick AND you use one pot!

  3. marla {family fresh cooking}

    October 15th, 2010 at 5:08 am

    Hi Bree! Such a gorgeous post as always. Love those adorable decorated paint cans. Your photos always inspire as do these cookies. Have loads of fun at the Dorie book signing πŸ™‚ xo

  4. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 11:02 am

    Thank you Marla! Dorie was so wonderful.

  5. The Blue-Eyed Bakers

    October 15th, 2010 at 6:41 am

    So cute! Come on Christmas! We can’t wait. And we are so jealous you’re going to a Dorie signing!!

  6. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 11:01 am

    Dorie was so much fun. She tells a great story and was so approachable. If you get the chance, go see her.

  7. Tracy

    October 15th, 2010 at 7:03 am

    Oh my gosh, these are SO adorable and I love the way you packaged them up!!

  8. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thank you Tracy!

  9. Tracy

    October 15th, 2010 at 7:39 am

    Love the paint can idea; they would be great as a teacher gift for the holidays.

  10. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Yes, they would. The can was a perfect container and you could do a million things with it.

  11. Double Dipped Life

    October 15th, 2010 at 8:04 am

    What a great gift gift idea! I have a few mini muffin pans, and I think I must get more creative with them! I also must spend some serious time on your blog. It looks fabulous!

  12. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thank you!!

  13. mickey

    October 15th, 2010 at 8:05 am

    Love it!!!!
    mickey

  14. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 11:00 am

    Thanks Mickey!

  15. Lisa

    October 15th, 2010 at 8:45 am

    Those buttons are absolutely darling, but I especially love your gift packaging idea. It really makes them look attractive. I know I’d enjoy getting one of those for Christmas.

  16. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Me too… I think that spending a few extra minutes making the packaging pretty really makes the person getting the package feel loved.

  17. Sue

    October 15th, 2010 at 8:46 am

    I love these brownie buttons! I will have to try them for sure. I also love how you packaged them. Such great photography! BTW, you have a couple of cuties there:)

  18. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:59 am

    Thank you Sue!

  19. megan

    October 15th, 2010 at 8:50 am

    I really need to get my Dorie cookbook out ans start using it more! These look outstanding! Have fun at the book signing!

  20. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:58 am

    you should, such a great book! She was just as warm and fun in person.

  21. Emily @ The Happy Home

    October 15th, 2010 at 9:33 am

    such a good idea to package them up like that. are all of your christmas cookies going to be easy to gift? love it!

  22. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:56 am

    Yes, they will! If it takes more than a few minutes, I won’t do it. I like simple too….

  23. Erin @ Making Memories

    October 15th, 2010 at 10:44 am

    They do look delicious and your little container is perfect!!!

  24. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    Thank you Erin!

  25. Rachael @ RachaelRaves

    October 15th, 2010 at 11:36 am

    I love the melted chocolate on top! So simple, yet so sophisticated! I can’t wait to try this out and package them up for gifts! Thanks for sharing!

  26. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:54 am

    my pleasure!

  27. Jennifer @ Maple n Cornbread

    October 15th, 2010 at 1:40 pm

    I made Dorie’s brownie buttons last year and they are a standby for me, love them!!! Your’s are so fabulous and festive!!!

  28. Sportsgirl

    October 15th, 2010 at 3:47 pm

    Wow your boy looks so much like my nephew when he was younger I did double take! I love all the step by step photos!

  29. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:53 am

    Thanks!

  30. surcie

    October 15th, 2010 at 5:27 pm

    I just got Dorie’s book for my birthday, and this is one of the many recipes I can’t wait to try!

  31. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:52 am

    it is my favorite book ever!!! A gem.

  32. megan

    October 15th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Um, do those two make deliveries? Because I could sure use a brownie button right about now….

  33. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I wish that I could help you out.

  34. Mary @ Bites and Bliss

    October 15th, 2010 at 7:42 pm

    Yum yum yum πŸ™‚ Brownie bites are the best. Big brownies are usually way too rich for me to handle- but the fact these are small means I can eat two or eight without an upset tummy, right? πŸ˜‰

  35. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:12 am

    I agree! I do not really like a big brownie. 8 is just fine…

  36. Trisha

    October 16th, 2010 at 3:22 am

    Bree, these look great … and as always, I love you packaging ideas. You are a creative genius!!!
    πŸ˜‰

  37. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Hardly! Just a girl trying to get rid of some scraping supplies!

  38. Melynda

    October 16th, 2010 at 9:15 am

    Oh! I love the white chocolate on top!

  39. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    So yummy! it gives a little crunch too.

  40. Lucy

    October 16th, 2010 at 9:23 am

    Ooh these look delicious and very addictive! Love the decorations on the tin – making it that bit extra special πŸ™‚

  41. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:11 am

    Thank you Lucy! I think making the package special makes the person receiving feel special too.

  42. Chaya

    October 16th, 2010 at 7:15 pm

    I never got to make these. You are my impetus to make them. They are adorable.

  43. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:08 am

    You will love them and honestly, they take one pan and no time at all! Start to finish that project (with packaging) took maybe an hour.

  44. Maria

    October 16th, 2010 at 8:05 pm

    I made these for our wedding because our colors were black and white. We had a huge candy/treat station. It was fun! Thanks for the reminder. I should make them again soon!

  45. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:06 am

    How cute is that? You should make them for your anniversary!

  46. April

    October 18th, 2010 at 6:05 am

    I love these!! Love the packaging!

  47. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 10:05 am

    Thank you April!

  48. Jamie

    October 20th, 2010 at 6:11 pm

    I absolutely love these brownie buttons and have just bookmarked the recipe. We are huge brownie fans and I know they would be a big hit. Love the packaging idea. You are giving me great ideas as well. Thank you!

  49. bakedbree

    October 20th, 2010 at 9:02 pm

    They are so good. I am not even a huge brownie fan and I love these.

  50. Sonja

    October 25th, 2010 at 5:26 pm

    You are sooooo creative!!!

  51. bakedbree

    October 27th, 2010 at 8:11 pm

    that is rich coming from you!!!! You are super creative.

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