Monday, December 19, 2011

VIRTUAL COOKIE EXCHANGE

Jodi at Pleasant Home is having a Virtual Cookie Exchange with over 60 cookies already linked, so go check it out: http://www.pleasant-home.com/2010/12/pleasant-home-christmas-cookie-exchange.html

Mint Chocolate Brownies. Back in the dark ages while living in the dorms at BYU, the cafeteria often served these. I loved the chewiness and the layer of green mint frosting with chocolate frosting over. Recently found the recipe on BYU's Dining Services site--lots of fantastic recipes there: http://dining.byu.edu/mix/recipes.html including the brownie one (plus another favorite called Cherry Chews). Here's the exact url for brownies: http://dining.byu.edu/mix/classic_byu/mint_brownies.html I didn't put nuts in there since hubby hates them in almost anything.

I didn't use chocolate frosting, but made a glaze out of chocolate chips and crisco in microwave, put it in a baggie then snipped a little bit off corner so could drizzle it over, then sprinkled some red sugar. Also used 3/4 c. whole wheat flour instead of all flour.
Couple years ago, one of my grandsons, handsome Adam the younger (named for my son and my father), stayed with us for a week. During that time we made good ole chocolate chippers. The last cookie we made was this giant one for Boppa, who LOVES chocolate chip cookies that are brimming with chips. This picture doesn't show the chips but they're in there. The recipe is one from Mrs. Fields' when she appeared on TV years and years ago. She stressed using lots of vanilla and oodles of chips. I usually add oatmeal, too and sometimes other goodies, but never nuts since hubby hates them in just about anything. Often add fresh ground whole wheat flour to make more nutritious :) !! You can find copies of her recipe all over the internet.

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