Can you believe it’s December!? I love December. It’s such a fun exciting month because Christmas is on its way. I love all the Christmas parties and of course Christmas treats. They are so cute and yummy! And of course I am loving December this month because my cute baby Asher is here! I am loving him so much and can’t get enough of his cute little face.
I made these brownies a month ago with my friends for an early Christmas party. I have 3 best friends from high school. We used to get together all the time but it’s more difficult now that we are older and live farther apart. One friend lives a few hours away so it’s harder to find a time to all get together. They all kindly agreed to have our yearly Christmas party almost 2 months before Christmas! That way we could be sure to do it and I wouldn’t have to worry about being in labor or having a brand new baby for our party.
We had fun making yummy pizza together, sharing presents and dcecorating these cute and yummy brownie Christmas trees. It was a lot of fun and super easy and tasty. The next week I also made these brownies as a little demonstration at a church activity. I got a lot of compliments for it. People loved they could still decorate something Christmasy with their children without the hassle of making sugar cookies. (Plus, who doesn’t love a good brownie!)
The buttercream frosting goes perfectly with these brownies. It’s so yummy! And you can decorate your trees however you like but I love using m&m’s and sprinkles.
Christmas Tree Brownies with Buttercream Frosting
1/8 teaspoon salt (if using unsalted butter)
2 cups powdered sugar
½ teaspoon vanilla extract
1-2 tablespoons milk, heavy cream or half and half. Directions:
* Add salt (if needed). Add one cup of powdered sugar. Add vanilla and beat to combine. Add 1 tablespoon of milk or cream and continue beating. Add the remaining cup of powdered sugar and mix in. Add an additional tablespoon of milk or cream if needed to reach desired consistency. The frosting should now be smooth and fluffy. Add enough food coloring to reach desired color of green. Add only a little at first and slowly add more if needed.