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How To Make A Heart-Shaped Brownie.

Updated on January 28, 2012
Heart-shaped brownie. Perfect for Valentine's Day!
Heart-shaped brownie. Perfect for Valentine's Day! | Source

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!


Ready to go in the oven!
Ready to go in the oven! | Source
Fresh from the oven!
Fresh from the oven! | Source
The finished product!
The finished product! | Source

A simple how-to!

You'll need:

  • Brownie mix
  • Metal cookie cutter
  • Parchment paper
  • Non-stick cooking spray

Directions:

  1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  2. 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.
  3. 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!
  4. 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.
  5. Bake for 18 to 20 minutes.
  6. 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!
  7. Put heart-shaped brownie on a pretty plate and eat plain or with ice cream and chocolate syrup! Be nice and share!


Add ice cream and chocolate syrup for a really special treat!
Add ice cream and chocolate syrup for a really special treat! | Source

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      Lisa 5 years ago from Tennessee

      Brett, the brownie mix I used was only $1, so that's pretty cheap! Perfect for those on a budget!

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      Brett Caulton 5 years ago from Thailand

      Simple and perfect for valentines day on a budget lol.

      Thanks for SHARING.