Do you remember that Sesame Street song abut choosing an item in a grouping that doesn’t fit? You know: “one of these things is not like the other. . .” Well, clearly I have too much time on my hands now that College Boy is (mostly) gone (other than when he comes home to relieve me of all my food, toiletries and paper goods, that is).
Can you guess which thing is not like the other? If I promise not to sing you the song?
Family dinner out
Time off for good behavior?
Where’s the end?
Not for the weak of heart
What does YOUR kid eat?
Mint Chocolate Crinkles
Where did my babies go?
Kill me now
You’re kidding, right?
Can you say stress?
Yes, I know where it’s legal
A) retail therapy
J) pulling the sheet over your head
K) ear plugs
L) door locks
Sorry, trick question. All of these belong. For me, anyway.
Mint Chocolate Crinkles©www.BakingInATornado.com
1 (4.6 oz) package of Andes Mints, unwrapped
4 oz unsweetened chocolate
½ stick (4 TBSP) butter
1 cup sugar
1 tsp mint extract
½ cup flour
2 TBSP unsweetened cocoa powder
½ tsp baking powder
¼ tsp salt
¾ cup powdered sugar
*In a small bowl, melt the Andes, unsweetened chocolate and butter in the microwave. Mix until smooth. Set aside.
*In a medium sized bowl, whisk the eggs, sugar and mint extract until well mixed. Carefully whisk in the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt.
*Last, whisk in the melted chocolate mixture.
*Cover with plastic wrap and refrigerate at least 2 hours.
*Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line cookie sheet with parchment paper or grease lightly.
*Pour powdered sugar into a bowl. Using two spoons or wet hands, drop 1 tsp of the batter at a time into the powdered sugar, roll to a ball and place on cookie sheet.
*Bake 11 – 13 minutes. Allow to cool on cookie sheet for 1 minute before removing.