Not wanting to be left out of the fun, but not wanting to put in the effort to make traditional sugar cookies, I decided it was the perfect time to try these mint cookies.
The other day as I was skimming my latest Better Homes and Gardens magazine, I ran across a recipe for ‘Chocolate Mint Sandwhich Cookies’.
Well I am not a big fan of chocolate and mint (unless it’s a
York Peppermint Patty… but we don’t have time to talk about my weird food rules right now)
but my boyfriend* loves the combination.
*Side note: I’ve introduced you to Grammy & Mia, time to meet the boyfriend. But you see, “boyfriend” doesn’t do him justice. (He needs a cute nickname but I haven’t picked one yet). He’s the one that makes me feel like the most beautiful girl in the room, even when I’m covered in all the glorious grime of “life” – like spilt apple juice and someone else’s snot. He’s the one that in one hand is holding a bowl at 2am when BellaRoos is throwing up her medicine with 104 fever and holding my hand with the other because I’m a wreck. (And never looked sexier I might add). He’s the one that made me believe in forever and second chances. He’s the one.
Maybe a future post one day about how we met “gazing at the stars”… but right now there are cookies to be baked, icing to be piped, and, wait, what do you mean you’re out of mint? BellaRoos and I went to get groceries and pick up the ingredients I needed to make mint cookies, only to discover an empty space about as long as my arm where the mint should be! Argh! Still determined, I head to check out with a bag of mint Oreos and some chocolate almond bark. The cashier routinely asks us if we found everything okay, and before I could even answer, BellaRoos pipes up “Nope!” then quickly turns to me, “Mom, what was that we needed?” It took me a minute to even register what she was referring to before I finally replied “Mint.” Apparently, as BellaRoos was informed with a laugh, they have been out since before Thanksgiving.
Okay, plan B, we are now doing this Sandra Lee style.
First order of business was to scrape out all the mint filing in each Oreo. Three reasons: 1) I wanted to make the filling sweeter, 2) I wanted to “refill” them flush to the edges, and 3) I wanted to put them back together inside-out to hide the Oreo emblem and have a smooth surface.
I added 1 ½ cups powdered sugar and 1/3 cup milk to the mint Oreo patties.
I then reapplied the filling to the cookies. (Oops, forgot to turn them inside out).
Popped them in the freezer to firm up a bit before dipping them in chocolate.
You may have read about my Cake Pop attempt
, in which I used
’s candy melts, but this time I wanted to try almond bark.
So much smoother!
Dried very nicely; didn’t even matter now that I forgot to flip the sides of the Oreos.
Back into the freezer just to make sure the chocolate set up all the way.
Well apparently mint wasn’t the only thing I didn’t get at the store. I am out of powdered sugar. How am I going to practice my piping with no powdered sugar? These simple little no bake cookies are turning into quite the ordeal! Luckily, I was able to scrape out just enough powdered sugar to make this sad little bag of icing.
I added a little too much milk, and didn’t have any more p. sugar to balance it, so my icing was a little runny. Runny icing does not make for perfect piping practice. But I ended up with some cute little snowflakes and some yummy mint cookies.