Elliot works with Mr Carinae. Elliot made me happy. To show my appreciation, I decided to bake. My baking is better than my cooking.
I ate a cookie when I was in Carson City, Nevada, 2 weekends ago. I thought it was a plain old chocolate chip. Au contraire, monÂ frÃ¨re! This cookie startled me – it was stuffed with a freakin’ brownie! Or was it a chocolate cookie? At any rate, I was bound and determined to replicate it.
I used my Chocolate Chip Cookies recipe, but this time I used mini chocolate chips instead of regular sized ones.
I made brownies, let them cool and then used a cute little 1 inch diameter heart shaped cookie cutter. Pretty little heart shaped brownies!
I know I’ve been remiss in posting nail polish stuff of the day, but I’ve spent the week baking. I know you’re thinking I’m nuts for baking in such pretty weather, but I couldn’t help it!
I really felt the need to bake – I’ve been feeling off kilter for a few days and I thought if I got my bake on I’d improve. Mercifully baking wasn’t off, but the rest of me was. If I had messed up on baking things, I’d have cried. I made blueberry scones on Tuesday and then I made up a cake that’s been cooking in my head. It’s been dying to get out and when I pulled it all together, it was pretty darn tasty if I do say so myself.
I included the recipe at the end of the post. Hope you enjoy!
Move over Girl Scouts! My stuff is better – it’s mintier and fresher. Take that, girls in green! Seriously, it’s March and in March I used to call it Girl Scout season. However, in the past few years after having purchased my old favorite stand-bys from the GS, I was always pissed off and annoyed at the more waxy taste than the mint flavoring I loved, craved and adored while growing up. So while mine do not look traditionally like the Girl Scout Thin Mints, I think mine kicks it to the curb.
My friend who does Weight Watchers gave me some news about these cookies – they’re worth 2 points each. She was happy because these give her her sweet tooth craving and the shot of mint she loves. She’s notoriously cray cray in March for the mint shakes. I used to think she was nuts until I had a mint shake from a fast food restaurant that I shall not name (McDonald’s) years ago. Now I think it best for me to stay far, far away because if I let myself that would be breakfast, lunch and dinner for me. I’d probably have to throw in a large fries with that. So it’s best that I pretend they’ve discontinued those Shamrock Shakes and go on about my merry way.
However, there is something about March – I’ll give her that…and in this particular instance of March, I was craving some GS Thin Mints something fierce. I finally bit the bullet and said I was going to tweak some recipes to get that Thin Mint action going on.
My supa secret ingredient to bring the mint on? Andes Mints. Yea, baby. I’ve never been a fan of those thin mints, but they work here. I think you will have to agree with me on this.
I’ve included the recipe at the bottom of the picture!
Are you drooling yet?
Jealous much? I made these cookies for Mr Carinae’s office on Friday and they’re called Peanut Butter Sin. It’s all peanut butter with some chocolate thrown in for good measure.
Don’t hate! I even threw in the recipe for you to download at the end of this post!
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