Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mints



2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 cup white sugar
1/2 cup butter, room temperature
1/3 cup milk (any kind)
1/2 tsp vanilla extract
3/4 tsp peppermint extract


10-oz dark or semisweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter, room temperature



1. In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt.
2. In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. With the mixer on low speed, add in the milk and the extracts. Mixture will look curdled. Gradually, add in the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
3. Shape dough into two logs, about 1 1/2 inches (or about 4 cm) in diameter, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1-2 hours, until dough is very firm.
4. Preheat oven to 375F.
5. Slice dough into rounds not more than 1/4 inch thick - if they are too thick, they will not be as crisp - and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies will not spread very much, so you can put them quite close together.
6. Bake for 13-15 minutes, until cookies are firm at the edges. Cool cookies completely on a wire rack before dipping in chocolate.


1. In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Melt on high power in the microwave, stirring every 45-60 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Chocolate should have a consistency somewhere between chocolate syrup and fudge for a thin coating.
2. Dip each cookie in melted chocolate, turn with a fork to coat, then transfer to a piece of parchment paper or wax paper to set up for at least 30 minutes, or until chocolate is cool and firm.
3. Reheat chocolate as needed to keep it smooth and easy to dip into.


I want to see that new movie, "Adam"

so Kalyah and I discussed it...

Oh, and also:


Don't forget:

and you guys, I'm in no way mocking fluffy dogs in backpacks, crafts for dummies, Andy Botwin, or the Aspergian community.


Kat Von D is the girl of my dreams

I had a dream that me and Patrick went to go see Kat Von D, and then we started hanging out. When I went to take a picture with her I just assumed I'd use Patrick's camera he had with him, but then Kat was like no let's use this camera, and pulled out this teeny weeny little DSLR. It was weird. Why was Patrick even invited?

I had done my eye makeup really whorish (with my Kat Von D Beethoven palette, presumably) and she noticed. We were all hanging out in one of those hippie rooms where there's no furniture just an excessive amount of rugs and pillows.



Starting the year off right

I'm obsessed with these things:


making fun of Kalyah

Edith Piaf