Monday, September 30, 2013

Chocolate Minty Melties

I can't believe it's the last day of Vegan MoFo.  I had every intention of posting this weekend but, as you can see,  it didn't happen.  A few weeks ago I posted here and asked if you had any favorite cookie recipes.  Amey at Vegan Eats and Treats suggested a few cookie recipes she enjoys.

As I haven't made many recipes from Eat Drink and Be Vegan I decided to make the Chocolate Minty Melties.

I had the PERFECT reason.  Here is the "set-up".  Two weeks ago my friends boyfriend called me.  He had tickets for a concert and wanted to surprise his girlfriend and another friend with this concert at The Greek Theater.  How to pull this off???

We decided I should call and ask both of them to dinner, as I am leaving for Morocco soon, and will be gone for a month.  SUCCESS!! All the players lined up for the faux dinner.  It dawned on me that if I had nothing cooking and no appetizers they will figure something's up.  I remember these cookies and suspected the delicious smell of cookies baking would distract them.  It worked like a charm.

We hid the tickets in games and had them open up the boxes, checking that all parts were accounted for.     They were stunned!  Picnic basket, wine and fresh cookies ready to go.

It was a fantastic evening.  The Lumineers were AMAZING and the cookies got rave reviews.

I'm looking forward to my next "caper".  What's the best surprise you've pulled on someone or that's been pulled on you??


  1. Sounds like a wonderful surprise! I saw the Lumineers here in Atlanta and they are such an amazing and fun band to see live. Those cookies look sooo good. And I am totally jelly that you are going to Morocco! Are you planning to blog live or when you get back? That should be really fun!

  2. Have fun in Morocco, wow! Looking forward to more posts when you get back.