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Mint Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting

5 from 1 vote
Prep5 mins
Cook30 mins
Total35 mins
Servings9
These Mint Brownies with Cream Cheese Frosting are minty, fudgey, crackly, creamy…they’ve got it all going on. Your friends will be so impressed.
Author: Courtney Paige

Equipment

  • high speed handheld mixer
  • 8x8 pyrex dish
  • Rubber Spatula
  • Wooden Spoon
  • Measuring Cups
  • Measuring Spoons

Ingredients

For the brownies

  • 2 eggs
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 cup all-purpose flour
  • 1 stick butter
  • ½ cup cacao baking powder
  • ½ cup milk chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • ¼ tsp mint or peppermint extract

For the frosting

  • 4 oz cream cheese
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • ½ stick butter
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1 tsp lemon juice

Instructions

For the brownies

  • Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.
  • Beat together the eggs and sugar until thoroughly combined. Then, add in butter. Beat again until thoroughly combined (about 3-5 minutes). 
  • Add vanilla extract and mint/peppermint extract. NOTE: If you use any more than ¼ tsp of mint extract, these brownies will be so strong your eyes will water from the mint.
  • Add in all the dry ingredients (except the chocolate chips) and fold together.
  • Using a wooden spoon, stir in chocolate chips. The batter will be thick, but that’s what we want!
  • Spray an 8×8 pan and/or line with parchment paper and pour batter into greased pan.
  •  Bake for 25-30 minutes or until toothpick is completely dry. 
  • Let brownies cool for 30 minutes before frosting.

For the frosting

  • With a high speed mixer, beat together butter, cream cheese, powdered sugar, vanilla extract, and lime juice until thoroughly combined.

Notes

Only use the amount of mint or peppermint extract the recipe calls for. If you use any more, these brownies will be so strong your eyes will water from the mint.