¼ to ½teaspooncayenne pepperuse ½ tsp. if you like things spicy
¾cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
½cupsemi-sweet chocolate chips
sprinkles as many as you like
For the brownies:
Place a rack in the centre of your oven and preheat oven to 350ºF.
Grease and flour the bottom and sides of a 13x9-inch baking pan or line it with parchment paper.
In a small saucepan, melt one cup of unsalted butter and let it cool to room temperature.
In a medium bowl, combine the melted butter, sugar, eggs and vanilla extract.
In another bowl whisk together flour, cocoa, cinnamon, cayenne, salt and baking powder.
Add dry ingredients into the wet and stir until combined. Stir in the chocolate chips.
Spread batter into the baking pan and bake for approximately 22-25 minutes or until a toothpick inserted in the centre comes out with a few crumbs.
Let the brownies cool then use the overhang of the parchment paper to lift the brownies out of the pan. Using a cookie cutter of your choice, cut into shapes or simply cut into squares.
For chocolate drizzle:
Melt semi-sweet chocolate in microwave safe bowl in 15 second increments at 50% power, stirring chocolate in between.
Pour the chocolate into a pastry bag (with Wilton tip #233) or small plastic bag (cut off a very tiny corner). Drizzle the chocolate onto the brownies. If desired add coarse sugar or sprinkles while chocolate is still wet.
Nutrition information doesn't include sprinkles.
You can get up to 24 portions if you cut the brownies into squares instead of using cookie cutters. If divided into 24 portions, there are 170 calories per brownie.