Christmas Cookie Countdown, Day 19, brought to you by my 7-year-old

We interrupt our regularly scheduled cookie to bring you Jasper’s Brown Sugar Peppermint Brownies.

Brown Sugar Peppermint Brownies, ready for the oven

Jasper is seven years old. He loves math, science, video games, soccer, piano, and baking. This year he made five loaves of potato bread and a batch of chocolate truffles for his teachers for Christmas. Tonight, after supper, he asked if he could  bake brownies.

Jasper’s favourite brownie recipe is from Abby Dodge, in her book the Weekend Baker. He decided to mix things up a bit by substituting brown sugar, because “brown sugar just tastes so yummy.” And he decided to make them more festive by sprinkling candy cane pieces on top of the batter before baking.

Also, he omitted the chocolate chunks I always stir in. We have a difference of opinion about them. He is more of a brownie purist.

I’ve posted my version of the recipe before. You can find it here. I leave it up to you to figure out how to incorporate Jasper’s modifications.

Brown Sugar Peppermint BrowniesJasper loves to bake, but I think his favourite part is licking the bowl. I know when I was his age that was my main motivation.Licking the Bowl

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