Jun 052013

A couple weeks ago I introduced a recipe that Nichole shared with me for some oh-so-scrumptious-and-simple-cookies, which I later found out that my MIL has been making for years.

Seems I’m always late to the party.

Anywho, in that post I mentioned that I had a box of pistachio pudding laying around and had the harebrained idea that I was gonna pair it with Andes mint pieces and see what fantastic new taste sensation (or blunder) I would get.


Let me just say, why can’t there be more options like this in the world?  Sure, it cost a little more for the unwrapped, broken up version of those little mints that I could eat a whole box of if given the chance, but I was on a mission for this culinary breakthrough and dished out the extra dough.

Since I was using pistachio pudding, the dough had a green tint to it so I expected the cookies to have the same green when they were done baking (which I was totally cool with and already thinking ahead to next St. Patrick’s Day when I could “ooh” and “aah” people with my culinary skills).

Well, they didn’t.  They also didn’t stay in nice lumpy cookie form like their predecessors.


I pulled the first sheet out of the oven and wondered where I had gone wrong.

At first I thought that maybe I forget the extra 1/4 cup of flour (I was kinda excited when I made these so it was totally possible).

Then I got to thinking that maybe it was the mint that was the culprit.  Perhaps when it was baking it all just melted and made the cookie dough thinner.

I was completely heart broken until I took a bite.  And then another.  And after downing 2 cookies my heart wasn’t nearly as broken.  This, I thought, was pretty good.

But it wasn’t my judgement that was important here.  Rick is the cookie aficionado so they had to pass his refined palate to be deemed worthy of ever being made again.

The verdict:  he liked them!  He said that they tasted like chocolate mint ice cream, which I hadn’t even thought of (and is actually my favorite).

So it looks like the combination was a winner, and the next time I make them I’ll have to really pay close attention to the amount of flour I use to see if that is what caused them to flatten out so much.

And if it happens again, I can always throw some ice cream in between 2 of them and make ice cream sandwiches.

Chocolate Mint, of course.


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  1. Sounds nummy! I must buy the pudding (have the chips already) and try it soon!

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