Tuesday, March 17, 2015

recipe | mint brownies

I made these brownies for my Bible study group tonight! Obviously, because chocolate and mint are perfect together and I thought they would be fitting for today, since it is Saint Patrick's Day!
I did sneak a little taste before packing them up for tonight and they are amazing!

Recipe: Mint Brownies

To make the Brownies...
1/2 cup Butter (1 stick)

3/4 cup White Sugar
3/4 cup Brown Sugar
2 Eggs
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Flour
1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
1/2 teaspoon Salt
1 cup Andes Mints, chopped

Preheat oven to 375 degrees.
Line an 8×8″ baking pan with parchment paper. 
In a medium saucepan, melt butter over medium-low heat. Add both sugars and mix. Remove from heat. Add eggs and vanilla, mix thoroughly. Then, mix in the flour,cocoa and salt, until well combined. Fold in the chopped Andes Mints. Pour mixture into baking pan. Bake for 25 minutes.

To make the Mint Frosting...
6 tablespoons Butter, softened
2 tablespoons Milk
3-4 cups Powdered Sugar
1/2 teaspoon Peppermint Extract
Green Food Coloring

In a large mixing bowl, beat the butter and half of the powered sugar until fluffy. Mix in the milk and peppermint extract. Then, add a cup of powdered sugar at a time, until the frosting is the right consistency. Finally, mix in drops of green food coloring until it is the desired shade of green.

Frost the brownies once they are completely cool.
Sprinkle the top with even more chopped Andes Mints.


Tuesday, March 10, 2015

design | new prints in shop

I have been in the mood to design prints lately... So I have listed a few new designs in my shop! 
You have the option of an 8 x 10 print for $16 or a 11 x 14 download for $8.
I also have several of my photos listed and even some of my hand-knit items.

(FYI... The first two designs above actually have a white background, but for some reason blogger (or something I can't figure out) is making them gray. The last print actually does has a very light gray background, it is not white. If you know why it is doing this, I would love to know how to fix it... To see the most accurate colors of each design view each listing in my Etsy Shop.)