Festive treats | Blogmas day 21

Hey guys and welcome to blogmas day 21

So the other day I spent the whole day making these festive treats!! I had so much fun coming up with ideas as to what to bake, i loved it. If you LOVE chocolate then you are going to LOVEEEEE THIS POST!!!
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– LETS GET STARTED –

Christmas tree brownies

Ingredients that you will need for the brownies

400g caster sugar

225g butter, melted

80g cocoa powder

4 eggs

225g plain flower

1/2 teaspoon baking powder

pinch of salt

Ingredients that you will need for the icing 

Green icing / green food colouring and icing

Little red sprinkles

Equipment that you will need 

Scales

mixing bowl

spatula

Square baking tin, depending on how you want your brownie to look (thickness)

baking paper

Method:
Step one: Preheat the oven to 180oc.
Step two: weigh out all of the ingredients, then add all of the dry ingredients together and then add the eggs (beaten) and the butter (melted)
Step three: mix together all of the ingredients until  the mixture becomes tacky and firm, then pour into a baking tin that is lined with grease proof paper.
Step four: put it in the oven for 20/25 minutes, check on it around 22 minutes in and see how it is doing.
Step five: when finished take it out of the oven and leave it to cool down in the tin for a couple of minutes. Either cut up into triangle pieces while in the tin and place them on a wire rack or take the whole brownie out and cut it up on the wire rack into triangle pieces.
Step six: once cooled down, get the icing and a piping bag or you can just drizzle it on with a spoon. Start from the bottom and drizzle it as a zig zag to the top (you will see what I mean on the final picture) decorate however you want, I have added red sprinkles on the corner of each zig zag. They are ready to be served.
 
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Christmas cupcakes

Ingredients that you will need for the Christmas cupcakes

150g caster sugar

100g butter

2 medium eggs

115g self-raising flour

75g cocoa powder

Chocolate flakes

 

Ingredients that you will need for the icing 

Chocolate icing

Christmasy decorations

Equipment that you will need 

Scales

mixing bowl

spatula

Cupcake cakes

Cupcake tin

Method:
Step one: preheat the oven to 180oc and line a cupcake tin with cupcake cases.
Step two: put the butter and eggs into a bowl and start mixing together. Then add in the dry ingredients and beat together until well combined. I added in some chocolate flakes so there will be chocolate inside the cupcakes too.
Step three: when all mixed together put the mixture into cupcake cases and then put in the oven for 10-15, be sure to check on them half way through.
Step four: when baked, take them out of the oven and out of the cupcake tin and put them on a wire rack. Pierce holes in them to help with the cooling down process.
 
Step five: once cooled down you can now ice them. Decorate how you want to. I decorated mine with some cute Christmasy decorations.
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Christmas pudding cookies

Ingredients that you will need for the Christmas pudding cookies

200g softened butter

300g caster sugar

2 eggs

300g self-raising flour

1 teaspoon of vanilla extract

80g cocoa powder

1 tablespoon baking powder

Ingredients that you will need for decorations

150g White chocolate (melted)

Some sort of holly/berry decorations

Equipment that you will need 

Scales

mixing bowl

spatula

baking tray

grease proof paper

A bowl

Sift

 
Method:
step one: preheat the oven to 180oc and then line a baking tin with grease proof paper.  Cream together the butter and sugar until fluffy then add in the vanilla extract and the eggs.
Step two: in a separate bowl sift together the flour, cocoa powder and baking powder. Add this to the first bowl slowly, bit by bit while mixing everything together. Fold everything together until well combined.
Step three: the mixture should start to get firm and when this happens you need to roll the mixture into balls and place on a baking sheet. Then push down on the balls to make a flat circle. Then put in the oven for around 10-12 minutes, while keeping an eye on it.
Step four: once in the oven, melt the white chocolate. Then when the cookies are done take them out of the oven and place on a wire rack.
Step five: wait till the cookies are fully cooled down and then on half of the cookie spread on the white chocolate and finish it with a holly and berry in the middle of the cookie.
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What is your favourite festive things to bake?? which one would you love the most?

Sophia xo

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11 Comments

  1. December 21, 2017 / 9:40 pm

    They all look really yummy 😊 I like the cookies x

    • January 4, 2018 / 12:27 pm

      Thank you! they were amazing. I loved baking cookies! x

  2. December 22, 2017 / 6:04 am

    These all look yummy!

    • January 4, 2018 / 12:25 pm

      Thank you! ahhh that sounds delicious!

  3. January 17, 2018 / 7:05 pm

    Oh my gosh everything looks so delicious, these are what I’m craving now 👌 x

    • January 24, 2018 / 4:05 pm

      thank you! baking is my favourite thing ever. I hope you had something similar? x

      • January 24, 2018 / 4:07 pm

        I haven’t had time to make them yet but I hope they’ll look like that! x

        • January 24, 2018 / 4:17 pm

          let me know, I would love to see what they look like! x

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