Elf Brownies

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Elf Brownies

These delicious Elf Brownies will certainly help to get you into the holiday mood. Who can resist a tasty chocolate brownie decorated in Christmas spirit. And if you use The Elf on a Shelf as part of your holidays, you can decorate a couple of these Elf Brownies with a mischievous grin!

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Brownies

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
3 large eggs
2 tsp vanilla
2/3 cup unsweetened Hershey’s Cocoa
1 cup flour
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 tsp baking soda
1 9×13 baking pan lined with parchment paper

Royal Icing
3 egg whites,
2 cups powdered sugar
1 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp cream of tarter
Red, brown, blue, black, and ivory gel food coloring
6 disposable piping bags fitted with a #2 tip
5 bowls to mix colors

Directions

Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Melt butter in large saucepan.
Remove from heat and mix in the sugar,
Add in eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined.
In another bowl, combine the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder.
Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients.
Mix well after each addition..
Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes.
Once baked, remove from oven and cool to room temperature.
Once cooled, cut into squares.
Place the cooled brownies onto a cutting board or plate so that it will be easier to decorate them.

Royal Icing Directions

Combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, powdered sugar and vanilla.
Whip until stiff peaks form.
Split the icing into 5 bowls, leaving some left to go into the 6th piping bag.
In the first bowl, add a few drops of red coloring, mix until combined. Add in some more food coloring to get the shade you want.
In the second bowl, add in a tiny amount of ivory gel coloring to get a skin tone color.
In the third bowl, add in a few drops of blue and mix until combined.
In the fourth bowl, add in some black and mix until combined.
In the fifth bowl, add in some brown and mix until combined.
Using the remaining white icing in the mixing bowl, scoop the icing into a piping bag and set aside.
Scoop the colored icing into each of their own bags.
You should have 6 total piping bags.

Decorating Directions
Using the red piping bag, pipe a line for the elf hat.

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Using the white piping bag, pipe a line under the bottom part of the hat.

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Using the brown piping bag, pipe the hair under the hat.

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Using the ivory piping bag, pipe a circle for the face.
Fill in all lines with their respective colors.

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Using the white, pipe a dollop of white at the end of the hat.
Pipe two dots in the middle of the face for the eyes.
Pipe two blue dots in the middle of the eyes.
Pipe two black dots for the pupils followed by two small white dots.
Pipe a red line for the smile.

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Wait for 30 minutes for the icing to dry before piping an ivory dot under the eyes for the nose.
Let dry for an hour before enjoying!

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Elf Brownies 4-5
Elf Brownies
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These delicious Elf Brownies will certainly help to get you into the holiday mood. Who can resist a tasty chocolate brownie decorated in Christmas spirit. And if you use The Elf on a Shelf as part of your holidays, you can decorate a couple of these Elf Brownies with a mischievous grin!
Servings Prep Time
1 9 x 13 baking pan 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 9 x 13 baking pan 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 45 minutes
Elf Brownies 4-5
Elf Brownies
Print Recipe
These delicious Elf Brownies will certainly help to get you into the holiday mood. Who can resist a tasty chocolate brownie decorated in Christmas spirit. And if you use The Elf on a Shelf as part of your holidays, you can decorate a couple of these Elf Brownies with a mischievous grin!
Servings Prep Time
1 9 x 13 baking pan 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 45 minutes
Servings Prep Time
1 9 x 13 baking pan 20 minutes
Cook Time Passive Time
30 minutes 45 minutes
Ingredients
Royal Icing
Servings: 9 x 13 baking pan
Instructions
  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Melt butter in large saucepan. Remove from heat and mix in the sugar, Add in eggs and vanilla. Mix until combined. In another bowl, combine the cocoa, flour, salt and baking powder. Gradually add the dry mixture to the wet ingredients. Mix well after each addition.. Pour the batter into the baking dish and bake for 30-35 minutes. Once baked, remove from oven and cool to room temperature. Once cooled, cut into squares. Place the cooled brownies onto a cutting board or plate so that it will be easier to decorate them.
Royal Icing Directions
  1. Combine the egg whites, cream of tarter, powdered sugar and vanilla. Whip until stiff peaks form. Split the icing into 5 bowls, leaving some left to go into the 6th piping bag. In the first bowl, add a few drops of red coloring, mix until combined. Add in some more food coloring to get the shade you want. In the second bowl, add in a tiny amount of ivory gel coloring to get a skin tone color. In the third bowl, add in a few drops of blue and mix until combined. In the fourth bowl, add in some black and mix until combined. In the fifth bowl, add in some brown and mix until combined. Using the remaining white icing in the mixing bowl, scoop the icing into a piping bag and set aside. Scoop the colored icing into each of their own bags. You should have 6 total piping bags. Using the red piping bag, pipe a line for the elf hat. Using the white piping bag, pipe a line under the bottom part of the hat. Using the brown piping bag, pipe the hair under the hat. Using the ivory piping bag, pipe a circle for the face. Fill in all lines with their respective colors. Using the white, pipe a dollop of white at the end of the hat. Pipe two dots in the middle of the face for the eyes. Pipe two blue dots in the middle of the eyes. Pipe two black dots for the pupils followed by two small white dots. Pipe a red line for the smile. Wait for 30 minutes for the icing to dry before piping an ivory dot under the eyes for the nose. Let dry for an hour before enjoying!
Recipe Notes

For this recipe you will be using a 9 x 13 inch baking pan or dish to make the brownies. You will also need 5 medium-sized bowls to mix the different colors of the icing in which you will use to  decorate the brownies. You will also need parchment paper to line the baking pan.

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