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Gingerbread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting

Gingerbread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting. Soft, moist, brownies with a burst of warm ginger flavour topped with decadent brown butter frosting.

Gingerbread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting close up photo on a green pattern plate

Gingerbread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting.

Spouse and the kids love the flavour of really good gingerbread. Do do I .but I am also very fond of the flavours of chocolate and ginger together.

I’ve been known to top gingerbread cake with chocolate whipped cream or even dip gingersnaps into chocolate.

cAndied ginger slices shown in brown bowl

Candied ginger slices. Candied ginger slices. You can also use the kind packed in syrup.

One of my favourite cookies is Chocolate Dipped Gingerbread Biscotti too.

With that flavour combination in mind, I decided to add a ginger element to my favourite brownies. For a really decadent twist, I decided to add a buttercream frosting on top using some lightly caramel flavoured brown butter.

Boy did that ever turn out deliciously well!

1 ounce blocks of unsweetened dark chocolate on a white background

Unsweetened chocolate in one ounce blocks are used in this recipe.

If you don’t like the idea of adding spice to this recipe just omit those ingredients. Instead, try the recipe with this frosting because that would be a phenomenal flavour combination all on its own.

If you liked this recipe you many want to check out this great collection of No Bake Cookies that was incredibly popular during our last Holiday season.

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Gingerbread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting close up photo on a green pattern plate
Yield: 2 dozen

Gingerbread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting

Prep Time: 20 minutes
Cook Time: 30 minutes
Total Time: 50 minutes
Gingerbread Brownies with Brown Butter Frosting. Soft, moist, brownies with a burst of warm ginger flavour topped with decadent brown butter frosting.

Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup all purpose flour
  • 2 tbsp cocoa
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 2 tbsp powdered ginger
  • 5 squares unsweetened baking chocolate, (1 ounce squares)
  • 3/4 cup granulated sugar
  • 1/4 cup light brown sugar
  • 3 large eggs
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/2 cup butter
  • 1/3 cup finely chopped candied ginger

FOR THE FROSTING

  • 1/2 cup brown butter
  • 2 cups icing sugar, powdered sugar
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 2-3 tbsp milk, approximately

Instructions

  1. Sift together flour, cocoa, powdered ginger and salt.
  2. Melt together butter and unsweetened chocolate over low heat. Remove from heat and cool to lukewarm.
  3. Add eggs,vanilla and sugars. Stir very well until sugars are dissolved.
  4. Gently fold in dry ingredients and the chopped candied ginger.
  5. Pour batter into a 9 inch square baking pan that has been greased and lined with parchment paper. Bake for about a half hour at 350 degrees F or until the surface of the center of the brownies appears dry and firm. Toothpick test will not work for this recipe but it will tell you if the middle is still liquid. Do not over bake these brownies or they will be dry rather than moist and chewy.

BROWN BUTTER FROSTING

  1. To brown butter just melt it in a small saucepan over medium heat and watch it carefully until the color turns light golden brown.
  2. Pour it off immediately into a heat proof measuring cup, leaving the sediment behind.
  3. Allow the brown butter to cool to room temperature and solidify.
  4. Beat all ingredients together until smooth, fluffy, and a spreadable consistency. Use a couple of tablespoons of milk to begin and add more if need be or of it becomes too thin, just add a couple more tablespoons of icing sugar at a time to get to the proper consistency.

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Nutrition Information

Yield

24

Serving Size

2 dozen

Amount Per Serving Calories 230Total Fat 12gSaturated Fat 7gTrans Fat 0gUnsaturated Fat 4gCholesterol 44mgSodium 99mgCarbohydrates 30gFiber 1gSugar 24gProtein 2g

The nutritional information provided is automatically calculated by third party software and is meant as a guideline only. Exact accuracy is not guaranteed. For recipes where all ingredients may not be used entirely, such as those with coatings on meats, or with sauces or dressings for example, calorie & nutritional values per serving will likely be somewhat lower than indicated.

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Krista

Monday 14th of October 2019

Wondering what to use in terms of dried ginger in lieu of candied ginger??

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