Gold Dusted Brownies

Gold Dusted Brownies

Now that Thanksgiving is nearly here it’s time to get ready for Christmas! I am very excited to be back in America for Thanksgiving but I will miss Christmas in the UK terribly. The UK has a lot more Christmas tradition (that or I’ve been away for too long). Just some of the things I’ll miss are Christmas Crackers, Boxing Day, Mince Pies, Roast Potatoes and the Queen’s Christmas Day speech.

Gold Dusted Brownies


It’s just not going to be the same when Christmas is on Wednesday and everyone goes back to work on the Thursday. How can you possible drag yourself out of bed the next day with your Christmas hangover? I’m tempted to take the day off but I try to use my vacation days sparingly. No matter where I am in the world one thing that always reminds me of home are soft gooey chocolate brownies. I used an edible gold luster dust on the top of the brownies after they cooled to give them a golden shimmer. I think they look really festive and would be a great treat to leave out for Santa on Christmas Eve. The idea and recipe comes from Stacie Bakes.

I like my brownies extra gooey so I always take them out after the shortest baking time.

Gold Dusted Brownies

Yield: 12 brownies

Gold Dusted Brownies


9 oz unsalted butter

7 oz dark chocolate, chopped

2 3/4 oz cocoa powder

2 1/2 oz AP flour

1 tsp baking powder

1 3/4 cups granulated sugar

1 cup chocolate chips

4 eggs, lightly beaten

edible gold luster dust


  1. Preheat the oven to 350 F and grease and line an 9x9 inch pan with parchment paper. Place the chocolate and butter in a medium sized bowl and microwave at 30 seconds bursts until smooth and completly melted.
  2. In a small bowl whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, chocolate chips and sugar. Add the dry ingredients to the melted chocolate and stir until combined. Add in the eggs and stir until the batter is silky.
  3. Pour into the prepared pan and bake for 25-30 minutes. The center might be a little wobbly but this is fine it will firm up as it cools. Leave to cool completely. Use a small flat paint brush (they sell them at craft stores) dust the gold dust evenly all over the top.

adapted from Stacie Bakes

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