Thursday, December 17, 2009

Mint Brownies

Very important announcement: I baked a dessert!

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Inspired by the Peppermint Brownies on my friend Jen's blog Fresh from the..., I tackled my fear of baking. Admittedly, I used boxed brownie mix, but baby steps are key here. I also couldn't find peppermint cookies or chocolate chips (wouldn't swirled peppermint chips have been so pretty?), so used mint generic "Oreo"ish cookies instead.

They turned out a bit fudgy, but better than dried out! With this success under my belt, I have a mind to try more desserts. Shocker of the holiday season! Hope you're all staying warm and filling up on carbs and sweets.

8 comments:

Gastronomer said...

Yay, Marie!

If you're ever feeling brave, give these bake sale brownies a go: http://gastronomyblog.com/2009/02/18/bake-sale-brownies/

They're fool proof!

bagnatic said...

oooh, they look naughty! i love me some peppermint and choco...too many sweet treats during this holiday season. so bad for the pants :(

southbayrantsnraves said...

Looks great! I've never seen mint oreos!

Marie said...

Gastronomer: Thank you for your support! :) Yes, I will give those brownies a try. And then if they don't work out, you can declare, "I pity the fool." Way original, I know.

Bagnatic: Well, it has come to my attention that I will have to eat the whole pan myself. Thanks, family members. And let's not focus on sweet treats' effect on the pants, but all the good it does for the psyche! :P

South Bay Rants n Raves: Mint Oreos may blow your mind. I recommend picking some up asap!

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Deborah said...

I prefer fudgy brownies anyway! Yum!

Marie said...

Deborah: Yes, infinitely preferable to a dry brownie! I really enjoy your blog, thanks for stopping by!