A hint of mint and failure
By now you’re probably sick of the Christmas treats. I know right? Is that even possible? For me, no… but I’m not normal and proud of it.
I’m told that other humans by now are loaded down with too many chocolates and leftover sweets to want to even look at any more of the stuff. That being said – too bad. I’ve got another one for you.
The difference is that this one is a bit more light and airy while still being Christmassy. It’s my recipe for mint brownie cookies.
Hold on, did you read that right? Brownies aren’t light nor are they even remotely airy. This one is though.
First, let me tell you how I came to figure out how that’s possible. As always, it’s interesting enough for these guys to pay me to tell you about it. It was Christmastime and I was trying to impress a girl, as was my wanton whimsy of that year in general.
I was aiming for a batch of very awe-inspiring mint chocolate soufflé. Cocky as I was, I was convinced I could make it from memory as I do with so many other things. Expectations were for 12 muffin liners brimming with almost spherical soufflé that had crushed walnuts and chocolate shavings to compliment the mint.
What I got instead fell just short of the mark of rising or perhaps something that just collapsed. While the bottom and edges were solid and chewy, the inside remained airy and almost hollow. Not wanting to waste this disaster of culinary proportions, I tasted one to see what I could salvage. The result was: baked mint chocolate soufflé from this recipe and if you do, please show me how because what I ended up with (while still very delicious) wasn’t my original intent. It was, however good enough to jot down the recipe with hopes that I could recreate the decadent mistake again someday. Oh right. The girl I was trying to impress. Luckily enough I didn’t tell her exactly what I was trying to make and so withheld some info to play it cool once I presented her with a cocoa and whipped cream topped brownie cookie. Hey, half of attraction is deception, you know. Don’t judge me.