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Mint Chocolate Cream Cookies

Life is full of disappointments. I promise these cookies are not one of them.

These flew off the plate. One little girl I know pretty much ate her weight in these cookies. Thank goodness she doesn’t weigh much!

My most recent disappointment? Just this morning actually. My breakfast.

Food can be very disappointing. At least to me. You hype something in your head and then it fails to live up to what you had hoped. You believe it will be the best thing to ever happen to you, but then it’s burnt or dry or just plain boring.

For me, it’s usually something I’ve wanted for a long time but have been too busy, lazy or restrictive to make/eat. This past week the object of my obsession has been pancakes.

(I hype a lot of things in my head! It can be a problem. Aside from pancakes I am also obsessing about fresh stone crab, cracked conch, and rum based drinks. I will continue to fantasize about them until later this year when Tim and I visit the Florida Keys.)

Pancakes are one of those foods that I do not make well. Actually I can’t seem to make them well from a mix but when I have made good old fashioned homemade buttermilk pancakes they have been fantastic. I think that is what I had my mouth set on, but I had a mix so I used that out of laziness. I was (wrongly) thinking that given my obsession with pancakes this week, even a mix would be great.

Tim can make a mean pancake. . . even from a mix. I usually have him make them for me if I really want them because I know they will not be burnt, dry, raw in the middle, or generally inedible. But he has worked a lot lately and was sleeping this morning after working all night. Poor thing. So I made pancakes without him. 😦

Lucky for me, pancakes are not usually high on my must eat list. I have a very “ehhh” attitude about them. I prefer savory breakfast over sweet. I’m an egg girl. The only sweet breakfast that I gravitate towards is fruit and yogurt. And if sweet is on my mind for breakfast, I would much rather have french toast.

The mix I used was not bad this morning. It was fine. And, shockingly, the 2 pancakes I made came out fine. Not burnt, cooked all the way through. Fine. Boring, tasteless, but fine. Like eating cardboard, possibly. Food that is just “fine” doesn’t really warrant eating. It’s a waste of calories. What a let down. Sigh. . . . .

So I let the dogs eat some, threw the rest away and then I sliced off a big hunk of an awesome 5 grain sourdough bread I bought at the farmers market yesterday. I slathered it with a Laughing Cow cheese wedge and voila! Breakfast! I was very happy.

Fortunately, I think the pancake lust is out of my system now. Probably for a long time. Now if only the other disappointments in life were so easy to get over.

Hopefully the big pot of pinto beans I am making later (and greatly looking forward to) will not disappoint.

These cookies won’t disappoint. They are a variation on the caramel filled cookies I made a few weeks ago. Enjoy!

Mint Chocolate Cream Cookies

2 sticks butter, room temp

1 cup sugar

3/4 cup brown sugar

2 large eggs

1 Tbsp vanilla extract

1 3/4 cup flour

1 tsp baking soda

1 tsp salt

1 cup cocoa powder

15 whole Oreos, finely ground

1 bag mint chocolate chips

Cream together the butter and sugars until light and fluffy. Add the eggs and vanilla. Mix well.

Add the flour, baking soda, salt, cocoa powder, finely ground Oreos. Mix well. Stir in the chocolate chips. Place Tablespoons of the dough onto a parchment lined cookie sheet and bake at 350 degrees for 10-12 minutes. Cool on a wire rack. Makes about 3 dozen cookies.

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