without [almost] catching the house on fire or setting off smoke detectors or creating a disastrous “dessert” in the end.
Because yes, all of the above have happened. Let me try to revisit the terror of December 22, 2013 when I, home alone and clearly bored, attempted a rather complex Paula Deen mint brownie recipe. I know, sounds simple enough- that’s what I thought too. WRONG. This was when I learned that substituting ingredients in baking recipes, specifically Paula Deen mint brownie recipes, is not a good idea. “I don’t have unsalted butter/even know what that is, BUT I have margarine.” No, just no. I did several other things wrong, I’m assuming, because the end result was more of a pudding than brownie. Also, it should be noted that I realized the indoor cat was missing while the brownies were (supposedly) baking. This sent me on a wild hunt outdoors to find the cat. After I found her, I ran back to the door to leave it open, hoping she would run inside…… to the now smoke-filled kitchen because my
brownies pudding was literally burning and erupting like a volcano in the oven. I’ll blame the smoke and repressed memories for not remembering the rest.
Any who, you will be pleased to know that my 2016 baking is far more successful (and safer) than 2013. I found this recipe on Pinterest (naturally). These cookies are super tasty, and that’s coming from a dessert-obsessed human. And this probably goes without saying after the story mentioned above, but they are super easy to make! You don’t even need a mixer- which reminds me that I am pretty sure I skipped that part in the 2013 fiasco as well..
Here is the recipe I followed. Enjoy!