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Chipotle Brownie Snowflakes

Inspired by delicate snowflakes dancing in the air, I created these deliciously snowflake brownies with a smoky bite. I make these quite often, especially when we are expecting company. Everyone loves the flavor, and I usually make more than one batch since they go quickly.—Paula Marchesi, Lenhartsville, Pennsylvania
  • Total Time
    Prep: 20 min. Bake: 20 min. + cooling
  • Makes
    1 dozen

Ingredients

  • 1 teaspoon plus 3/4 cup butter, softened, divided
  • 1-1/2 cups packed brown sugar
  • 2 large eggs
  • 1-1/2 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1 teaspoon ground chipotle pepper
  • 1 teaspoon ground cinnamon
  • 1/2 teaspoon ground ginger
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 cup coarsely chopped slivered almonds, toasted
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • Confectioners' sugar

Directions

  • Line a 13x9-in. baking pan with foil and grease the foil with 1 teaspoon butter; set aside.
  • In a large bowl, cream brown sugar and remaining butter until light and fluffy. Beat in eggs. Combine the flour, baking powder, chipotle pepper, cinnamon, ginger and salt; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well. Stir in almonds and chocolate chips.
  • Spread in prepared pan. Bake at 350° for 20-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the center comes out clean. Cool on a wire rack.
  • Using foil, lift brownies out of pan. Cut with a 3-in. snowflake-shaped cookie cutter. Sprinkle with confectioners' sugar.
Nutrition Facts
1 brownie: 407 calories, 22g fat (11g saturated fat), 66mg cholesterol, 190mg sodium, 50g carbohydrate (35g sugars, 3g fiber), 6g protein.
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