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How To Make A Heart-Shaped Brownie.
My sweet tooth is creative!
I'm not one to make elegant desserts. I'm more of a box cake mix with homemade icing kind of girl. My fella loves brownies and the box kind are just fine by him, so I made him a heart-shaped brownie last night.
We were both craving something sweet so I checked the cabinets for an idea. I found a brownie mix and was about to mix it up and put it in a boring old pan when I spied some cookie cutters. The heart-shaped cutter with the decorative edging practically jumped at me. Well, it could have been because I'm not very organized and it was already perched precariously on a bag of flour, but no matter. I decided on this cookie cutter for my experiment.
The brownie turned out pretty good. We actually ended up sharing it because I only had one cookie cutter and I didn't want to take the time to bake each one so the remaining mixture went into that boring old pan! I'm kind of lazy like that! Big ideas! Little energy. =/
Now go make a special heart-shaped brownie for yourself or a "friend" right now!
A simple how-to!
- Brownie mix
- Metal cookie cutter
- Parchment paper
- Non-stick cooking spray
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Mix up brownie mix using a bit less of the liquid ingredients. For instance, mine called for 2 tablespoons of water and 1/3 cup of oil. I used 1 1/2 tablespoons of water and a tiny bit less than a 1/3 cup of oil. Sorry I can't be more specific on the oil. The idea is to have a thick batter so it won't run too much after being put into the cookie cutter.
- Next, spray the cookie cutter generously with the cooking spray and put on a parchment lined pan. I love using parchment paper because nothing sticks to it!
- Fill the cookie cutter with brownie batter. I only filled mine about half full in order to give it room to rise but not come over the top of the cutter.
- Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
- Let cool for about 30 minutes then take a knife and cut around cutter to help release the brownie. I actually turned mine over and poked around the edges all the way around then just kind of stretched the cookie cutter to get it out. Be careful of cracks!
- Put heart-shaped brownie on a pretty plate and eat plain or with ice cream and chocolate syrup! Be nice and share!