Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites filled with Coconut Cloud

Post Date: 10-25-16

This last week has been jam-packed at my house.  Parents, visiting for a spell.  Trying to get ready for a house  filled with company. Lots of cleaning and organizing and putting the clutter away.

I try to remember....
I try to remember….

 

During this rush of activity, I decided to try my hand at a different chili.  I pulled the random ingredients and started to work. One important thing to remember when your cooking for you and yours, is to relax. If you don’t like it, toss it and move on.

Some times cooking without a recipe goes well. Some times, it is exquisite. Be prepared, because some times it is, not so good. This is how, my chili turned out. It became peep food, quickly.

In an effort, to redeem myself with my crew, I ventured to dessert land. I had wanted to create a brownie cookie. I pulled the Chocolate Mint Brownie recipe and studied it.  I went through my cook pans to see what my options were for baking.

Chocolate Mint Brownies
Chocolate Mint Brownies

Shout out to Alexa, for Rolling Stones, starting with Brown sugar.

 

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Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites filled with Coconut Cloud
Print Recipe
Small Chocolate bites filled with a light coconut creme.
Servings Prep Time
16 pieces 30 minutes
Cook Time
16 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 pieces 30 minutes
Cook Time
16 minutes
Chocolate Mint Cookie Bites filled with Coconut Cloud
Print Recipe
Small Chocolate bites filled with a light coconut creme.
Servings Prep Time
16 pieces 30 minutes
Cook Time
16 minutes
Servings Prep Time
16 pieces 30 minutes
Cook Time
16 minutes
Ingredients
Filling
Servings: pieces
Units:
Recipe Notes

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease and flour (2) 8 x 8 x 2 pans

Butter and cocoa combined
Butter and cocoa combined

 

In 4 cup measuring glass, melt butter for one minute.  Add in cocoa and stir well. Blend in sugar and stir well.

 

Dried Chocolate Mint Leaves
Dried Chocolate Mint Leaves

 

Add in mint leaves, coffee liquor with cocoa and stir well.

 

Favorite Old Canister
Favorite Old Canister

 

Add flour in 1/4 cup segments and stir. Repeat until all flour is added and blended well. Add in almonds and stir well.

 

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Scoop batter into a one cup measure and spread into one pan. Using a small spoon, slide it across batter to smooth and even out. Pour balance of one cup batter into other pan and repeat.

 

Batter divided evenly between two pans
Batter divided evenly between two pans

 

Bake for 15 minutes. Allow to cool. Run knife along side of edge slowly to assist the release. With a knife, draw a line down the center of the pan. Turn and draw another line down the center of the pan. This will offer 4 even squares.

 

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With a knife, cut a line down the center of each square. This will provide 16 squares. Using a fork or 1" spatula, slide it under slowly to work cookie up. This is the hardest part of the recipe. If part of it separates, put back together and put on platter. This is your test bite.

One pan will yield bottoms and one pan will yield tops.  Based on this type of recipe, do not expect perfectly cut squares. The type of batter and nuts will make this difficult. This recipe is a take on an ice cream sandwich. Enjoy the bite. It will look pretty on the plate and taste great even if it's not perfectly squared.

 

Each pan yields 16 bottoms and tops
Each pan yields 16 bottoms and tops

 

 

In mixer, blend heavy cream on high. Add in confectionary sugar until blended into stiff peaks. Fold in coconut. With a teaspoon, drop a dollop of cream on 16 bottoms. From cut sizes, match bottoms and tops that are similar. Place the cookie top, on to the filling. Serve.

This dessert serves as a crunchy cookie with a light filling. Not to sweet, but just right.

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Author: Mimi

I have a love affair with food, entertaining, travel and music. This site is a vehicle for me to share my journey of food. Traveling allows exposure to all types of cooking. I have learned to cook by being hungry, curious and willing to fail. Food is another form of art and creative expression. Copyright 2016 by Mimi

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