Wednesday, March 28, 2007

Chocolate chip 'n' mint cookies

This week my old (well, not all that old!) friend Rachel posted on my blog! I had actually just been thinking of her that morning. Isn't that funny?! Anyway, I noticed that she also had a blog account so I went to her site and was very impressed. While my blog is set up to be a picture blog, hers doesn't have any family pictures but instead has the random things that interest her, sewing she has done, baking, scripture thoughts, and such. She even had some pictures (very nicely done) of the baked goods she had made along with the recipes. I think I will expand my blogging horizens a bit to include this type of thing myself. Still keeping the family pictures, though, of course.

I also, from looking at her photos, am inspired to try photographing things other than people a bit. Even though portraits are still my favorite.

So, for the first non-family-photo picture entry, Here is a picture of cookies I made today using a recipe off Rachel's site! I am planning on puting these into the freezer and sharing them at Easter time when most of you will be here in town! (obviously, my readership is not very expansive!) I'm planning--not promising!

Rachel made these for St. Patrick's Day but I am calling them "spring green" and making them now! They are Mint flavored cookies with chocolate chips and they really are yummy, especially along with my favorite way to drink coffee: With two scoops of hot chocolate mix stirred into it. Yum Yum!

Here is the recipe. My only rule is, if you make it, you need to leave me a comment! (I'll do anything for comments!) :
Mix together:
1 dry white cake mix
2 eggs
2 Tblsp oil
1/4 cup water
1 tsp. peppermint extract
green food coloring
chocolate chips
Drop by spoonfuls onto lightly greased baking sheet. Bake 350 degrees for about 10 minutes ( I did mine for a bit less. You don't want them to brown on top; it messes up the pretty green color.)


Beth said...

I'm going to copy this recipe down. They sound like my kind of cookie. You can't go wrong with mint and chocolate in my oppinion.

Melissa E. said...

They are yummy. I like them best a little under cooked--naturally!

Lynn said...

Please save some for Easter! I would like to try them before making them. Although, I agree with Beth, you can't go wrong with the combination of chocolate and mint! I like my cookies under-cooked as well. Nice and soft.

Have you tried the mint-oreo milkshakes from chick-fil-a? They are sooooo yummy!

Melissa E. said...

Lynn, No I haven't but I didn't know about them. Maybe I can get Steve to take me out on a "Date" (aka, excuse to eat fattening stuff)! Sounds good.

Rachel said...

The cookies look great. I must agree that cocoa in coffee does taste good! It's a favorite of my husband as well. At one time during this past winter, when I couldn't find the hot cocoa, I realized that he had been using in place of cream and sugar...

Melissa E. said...

It's much less fattening than cream!

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