Every Walk of Life: Mint Condition

rain boots and mint condition cookies

Being stuck inside on a rainy day is tough for any kid (and it ain’t easy for adults, either). One of the few comforts you get on gloomy days like this is the smell of fresh-baked cookies. Our Mint Condition cookie brings some extra fun to the table with bright green, minty chips splattered throughout its rich, chocolatey dough. Our wildest looking cookie also packs tons of yummy flavor. The magical combination of fresh mint and sweet chocolate make this cookie a family favorite. The dazzling look of those bright mint chips often draws the attention of young ones while the nostalgic flavor keeps everyone coming back for more. If you want to bring some cheer to your day, then Mint Condition is the cookie you’re looking for. It’s the ultimate crowd-pleaser!

Dressing Up our Cookies – A Delicious Adventure

In the interest of trying something different,  we came up with several variations to using (and enjoying) our cookies without eating them in the most typical fashion. Enjoy the following compilations – and feel free to share your creations on our Facebook page! Enjoy! And Happy New Year to all you cookie lovers!


Snickerdoodle – warm up cookies in microwave or oven and push a Hershey’s Kiss into the center.

Ginger Spice – crush cookies and create a pie crust (follow a recipe similar to a home made graham cracker crust, or check out THIS one).

Lemon Drop – warm up cookies, put a scoop of raspberry sorbet, fresh raspberries, and, if your over 21 years of age, add a drizzle of Chambord. A tried and true recipe, compliments of Ashley at Pacific Cookie Company.

Almond Joe – crush cookies and set aside, soften some ice cream, create small ball shapes with an ice cream scoop or your hands, roll ice cream balls in crushed up cookies and then place in freezer.  Your own home made truffles.  HERE’s another recipe, different variation, equally delicious!

Dr. Midnight – break cookies apart in pieces and place around the walls of a frosted cake.  Creates a cool textured look and an unexpected yummy feature.

Mint Condition – crush cookies and put into brownie batter before baking for a minty twist on your basic brownie recipe.

Peanut Butter w/ Chocolate Chip – crush cookies over a bowl of vanilla ice cream; add chocolate syrup and enjoy!

Chocolate Chip – don’t mess with the best, simply enjoy with a glass of milk or cup of coffee.

Is It Really the End of October Already?!

I was watching Food Network the other day on my lunch break (torturous, I know…because while I was eating my tuna sandwich for the second day in a row, Paula Deen was baking crispy sweet potato fries with loads of butter, a beautiful side of asparagus and a deliciously tender steak with a soy sauce glaze), and it finally struck me that we are in the thick of the autumn season. I suppose what really hit it home, regardless of the crisp morning air that turns my nose pink and that particularly comforting crunching sound of leaves under foot, was the sequential Paula Deen segment on “TV Dinner Cupcakes” (what can I say, I love Paula Deen!) – dessert made to look like chicken drumsticks, vegetables, and mashed potatoes and gravy.  How adorable are these?!

 

So I came to the realization that it wasn’t even Halloween yet, and I was excited for Thanksgiving…ooh the food! It’s nice to see family too of course, but the food! J And in this daydream of blissful, self-indulging gluttony, I came to the realization that my family would expect I bring cookies for dessert (one of the perks for working at Pacific Cookie Company)!

What better way to ring in the holiday season than with our Ginger Spice cookies?! Mmmm….

 

4th Annual Santa Cruz Chocolate Festival

Our Booth

On January 23rd, 2011, the sun was shining and  chocolate lovers from Santa Cruz and beyond came together to support the UCSC Women’s Club 4th Annual Chocolate Festival. Pacific Cookie Company made  a public appearance at Cocoanut Grove in support of this chocolate tasting benefit, put on to raise funds for re-entry student scholarships at UCSC. We presented three of our top chocolate sellers: the classic Chocolate Chip, our extra chocolate-y Dr. Midnight, and one of my favorites, Mint Condition.

The event was WILDLY successful, and it was great to see such a spectacular turnout!! We hope you enjoyed our chocolate-y cookies and thank you again for all your support!