It’s like eating Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream in the form of a warm, buttery, gooey cookie. For those days when curling up by the fire with a cookie sounds better than being outside in the freezing cold with an ice cream cone. Perfectly green for St. Patrick’s Day!
I totally forgot Truman at home when I was heading out somewhere today. I got halfway to where I was going before I realized I had left him. Here’s the part where I rush home right?
Nah. I figured Truman could use some lessons on independence anyway. I mean, our house is pretty baby proof, right? He can deal.
Just kidding. I mean about teaching him a lesson, not about rushing home. I really did finish my errand (picking up my nephews from school). In my defense, Truman was asleep the whole time, so he didn’t miss me. Idle Parent of the Year Award right here guys.
People who know my kids are always going on about how laid back and “easy” they are. They just don’t really demand as much attention as some kids. (I just know I’m going to get major payback come the teen years). I think that if my kids lived thousands of years ago, they would have been eliminated by natural selection by now. I would be out picking berries or something, set my baby down somewhere, and forget about them because they are so quiet.
Squeaky wheel gets the grease, right? I mean who forgets their 2-year-old when they leave the house? Clearly this is Truman’s fault. He should have been making some noise in there.
My sister was saying one time that natural selection is probably the reason toddlers are so adorably cute. After the 15th tantrum in a row, the ugly ones were removed from the evolutionary cycle, or in other words strangled by their frazzled mothers.
The result? Completely non-strangle-able children. With duckfaces to boot.
Do you guys love Mint Chocolate Chip Ice Cream? True confession here…it’s not my favorite. I LOVE mint, but I hate the teeny tiny pieces of waxy chocolate. Why don’t they make Mint Fudge Swirl Ice Cream? Or how bout just MINT? I would love that.
Anyway, these cookies are perfect for me because I get All The Mint, minus waxy chocolate, plus gooey melty darkness. WIN. These would be super fun to make for St. Patrick’s Day!
Source: adapted from Little Dairy on the Prairie
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(P.S. Did you know that Mint chocolate chip ice cream usually uses peppermint, not mint flavor? So really the only difference between Christmas-y peppermint cookies and St. Patrick’s Day ones is that one is red and the other is green :)
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