Line 8x8 baking pan with parchment paper and set aside.
Combine flour, salt, and baking soda together in a small bowl and set aside.
In a large bowl, whisk together eggs, brown sugar, and oil for 2 MINUTES!
Whisk in water and vanilla extract until fully incorporated.
Whisk in the dry ingredients.
Melt 1 cup chocolate chips in microwave on 30-second intervals until melted, stirring in between, about 60 seconds.
Whisk melted chocolate into the brownie batter until fully combined.
Mix in the remaining 1/2 cup of chocolate chips.
Pour batter into baking pan.
Bake for 50-55 minutes.
Remove from oven and transfer to a baking rack to cool.
Cut into 9 brownies and pipe a circle of frosting (I used store-bought because you need so little) on each one, top with a strawberry that has had the stem sliced off, then pipe a little dollop of frosting on the point of the strawberry to complete the hat.
You can also make 16 servings and use smaller strawberries.
Santa Hat Brownies
Amount Per Serving (1 g)
% Daily Value*
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.