TWD: Brownie Buttons

I loved everything about these wee cute-as-a-you-know-what brownie buttons.
Adorable size? Check.
Easy to make? Yes.
Good crunchy-crust-to-fudgy interior ration? Uh-huh.
Twee name? Absolutely.
Great taste? Certainly!After a morning of airplane travel and hours spent at the Sprint store and grocery store, it was a relief to be able to come home, make these, photograph them, and still have daylight left in which to put up my feet! Super fast, super tasty, super cute.

Instead of orange zest I used a little orange oil (but I think mint would also be fab) and the tops were dipped in a bowl of swirled white and dark chocolate.

Some folks have complained about the yield and baking time both being inaccurate. I would say that’s about right–I got 12, not 16, little buttons, and the bake time was closer to 13 minutes. With the shortened time and the increased amount of batter per cup, these were the perfect afternoon pick-me-up: indulgent, but not so guilt-inducing that I couldn’t enjoy a few more after dinner!

20 Responses to TWD: Brownie Buttons
  1. Leslie says:

    So cute (yes, cute as a button!) I love the swirled tops.

  2. Katrina says:

    Love the swirl! Mine were a little overbaked, but still good!

  3. vibi says:

    WOW! Worthy of a Dali, or a Picasso… beautiful Liz!

  4. chocolatechic says:

    I heart the swirled topping.

    I also only got 12, but I baked mine for 12 minutes and they were perfect.

  5. NikiTheo says:

    Looks good!

  6. Cathy says:

    I loved these too! My only gripe was the yield – I only got 12 as well, and will double the recipe next time. Yours look particularly adorable with that swirl!

  7. pinkstripes says:

    cute buttons! I love the chocolate swirl.

  8. Marthe says:

    Love the bicoloured swirl!!

  9. TeaLady says:

    I love the double swirl on the perfect little brownies.

  10. jillbert says:

    They look beautiful with the swirled chocolate on top!

  11. Jules Someone says:

    Just adorable! Love the swirl.

  12. Linda says:

    I ended up with a dozen as well. That swirled chocolate icing is too pretty!

  13. shaz says:

    hi there,

    i just saw these on gawker and just had to leave a comment. The swirled tops are brilliant – so very cute!

  14. Jennifer says:

    So cute indeed!!!! I love your swirled chocolate topping!

  15. myfamousrecipe says:

    It's great the way your stacked plates mimic the swirl on your brownie buttons. Great photo.

  16. isa says:

    Wow! So adorable with the delicate chocolate swirl!
    Beautiful photos.

  17. lasinthekitchen says:

    Wow, your brownie buttons look really nice! How in the world did you get the white and dark chocolate glaze to swirl together like that? Beautiful!!

  18. Teanna says:

    That swirl is AWESOME. Seriously, now THOSE are some cute bottons!

  19. Nichi says:

    Love the swirly tops!

  20. Clivia says:

    Beautifully done! Definitely small enough that you can indulge.

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