Wednesday, 29 November 2017

How The Grinch Stole Christmas Brownies ♡ Recipe Testing

I had seen barely any Christmas movies before this year, until I decided to watch all the ones that looked interesting and were available on the Australian Netflix and STAN (review post on them all coming soon), but How The Grinch Stole Christmas is one that I first watched many years ago.

Granted, the last time I watched it hasn't been for many years either, but I do remember adoring it. I particularly enjoyed the soft, almost rose-y look that each scene had, if that makes any sense. It was like the entire movie had a magical, glowing filter to it. 

Anyway, when I saw these super cute Grinch sugar cookies floating around on Pinterest, I fell in love with them. The simplicity of their design meant that I could actually make them, and I love that they say so much by doing so little. Everyone can look at them and instantly know what movie - and, even more specifically, what scene - they are referencing, and I love that. 

I knew I had to make them, but I've already made sugar cookies quite a few times and wanted to try making brownies again since I enjoyed them so much the first time, so that's what I did! I tried out this recipe for chocolate brownies and they were ah-ma-zing.

I decided to make buttercream for my icing as it is easily one of the most delicious things in the world, but I didn't have any red heart sprinkles, so I dyed some white ones with red food dye! I'm super happy with how they turned out. I made sure to let them dry for quite a while before pushing them onto the buttercream icing as I was worried the red dye might bleed into the buttercream. I am so glad it didn't!

When it comes to Christmas movies, I think it's safe to say that How The Grinch Stole Christmas is pretty much a classic - and one that I actually like, too! You'll see what I mean when I post my other Christmas movie reviews. I also really like the Santa Claus trilogy; they're some of the very few movies I actually own on DVD. What are some of your favourite Christmas movies?

Until next time,
Indya xx