20 December 2012

mint chocolate!

I have finally used some of my chocolate Mint plant. The other day pinched off a handful of fresh leaves
diced them small and mixed into cookie batter.
The mint-chocolate-chip cookies came out a little crisper than I like, but tasted great! A very distinct minty flavor. Wonderful crumbled up into a dish of vanilla ice cream.... Definitely something I'm going to repeat. The kids love them, too.
It's not really the holiday season unless you're baking goodies, right?

2 comments:

Chris Howard said...

Duh! I've never even thought of using actual mint to make mint chocolate chip cookies but that is such a great idea!!! I have been wanting to make a batch of mint sugar..you just put a few sprigs in with some sugar and give the jar a good shake every day for a few days and voila! I think you can do the same thing with orange peels to make orange sugar! believe it or not, I've actually killed off my mint :( It got too small for it's pot and I kept forgetting to water it and when I do water it it sucks up the water so quickly. Miht put it in a bigger pot and see if it'll come back!

Jeane said...

Mint sugar sounds fantatsic! I just tried it brewed in my coffee the other day and that definitely changed the flavor, but not quite how I liked...