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Monday, February 7, 2011
Tonight I went to a cookie exchange.....yes in February. Actually it was my teacher's organization meeting and it is an annual event in February. It's really nice to have a cookie exchange around Valentines Day because you can share your cookies with family and friends at a special time and not be quite as busy as we all are in December.
I cheated and made Brownie Bites instead of cookies. It is much easier and that's what I'm all about. If you need a quick Valentine treat for work or for you loved ones this is a good one. Who doesn't love a brownie? I used a boxed brownie mix and baked them in mini-muffin pans. If you don't let them sit too long they will come out easily with a knife inserted on one side. They just kinda pop out. Of course be sure to lightly coat pans with Pam before baking.
Then I made my homemade cream cheese icing and tinted it with a tiny bit of Wilton red icing color. Using a Wilton tip I piped on the pink frosting and voila a beautiful little bite of "heaven" by way of chocolate brownies and cream cheese frosting.