Nothing says the holidays quite like a sugar overload. At this time of year, we all love to indulge with some of our favorite recipes. Whether it’s cookies for Santa or the perfect dessert dish for family dinner, you can’t skip the sweets! This holiday season, let the Annapolis Town Center help you find the right treats to impress the whole family – like these adorable Christmas Tree Brownies!


1 1/2 cups unsweetened cocoa powder, sifted

2 1/4 cups sugar

2/3 cup flour

1 cup unsalted butter, melted

4 eggs

2 teaspoons vanilla extract

1 teaspoon kosher salt

1 cup  Cream Cheese Frosting

Green food coloring

Red sprinkles

White sparkling sugar sprinkles



Step 1

  • Preheat oven to 325°F. Lightly grease a 9- x- 13-inch metal baking dish with cooking spray. Line with two pieces of parchment paper fitting the length and width of the pan with two inches of overhang on each side (allowing for the easy lifting out of the brownies when they are finished baking).

Step 2

  • In a large bowl, whisk together cocoa, sugar, and flour. In a separate bowl, whisk together butter, eggs, vanilla, and salt until smooth. Add liquid ingredients to dry ingredients and stir with a spatula until no pockets of dry ingredients remain. Pour batter into prepared baking dish and use a spatula to spread batter evenly into pan. Bake until a toothpick inserted into the center comes out clean and the center is slightly firm to the touch, about 30 minutes. Allow cooling completely in pan, 1 hour.

Step 3

  • Use the overhanging parchment paper to lift brownies out of pan and onto a cutting board. Cut into three long rows, 3 inches in height. Then cut each row into 6 equilateral triangles, wiping the knife clean with a wet paper towel in between cuts to make them cleaner.

Step 4

  • In a small bowl, stir together 1/2 cup frosting with green food coloring to reach the desired color. Transfer to a piping bag. Transfer another 1/2 cup white frosting to another piping bag. Snip the ends of both piping bags and pipe swooping strands of green and white frosting across the brownies. Decorate with red sprinkles.

Baking of any kind requires precision. Bed Bath and Beyond will help you make sure your brownies are a true hit. Stop in to grab your measuring cups, cooling racks, baking pans, cookie cutters, and more! You can easily find all of the tools you’ll need for this recipe and any others you have saved this holiday season. Plus, who can pass up some seasonal cookie trays?!

Plus, load up on all of your necessary ingredients to bake all of your favorites over the next few weeks. Whole Foods Market has a great selection of high-quality necessities to meet a range of dietary needs. Stock up on flour, sugar, and other baking must-haves as you complete your holiday shopping at the Town Center.

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