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Brownie Cookie Sandwiches with Haviland Thin Mint Filling!

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What’s better than a cookie you ask? Two cookies. What’s better than two cookies you wonder? Well, the answer is a cookie sandwich! =)

Our decadent Haviland Thin Mints provide the filling on this indulgent chocolatey delight, and we used a pre-made brownie mix to make these cookie sandwiches irresistibly fudgey and chewy.

These little desserts will be perfect for entertaining or for treating yourself! =) With a mouth-watering chocolate flavor, accented by a hint of mint, this is one NECCO-inspired treat you just can’t miss!

Ingredients:

  • Boxed Brownie Mix (18.3 Oz)
  • 2 large whole eggs
  • ¼ cup of vegetable oil
  • 1/3 cup of all-purpose flour
  • up to 1 tsp of water (optional)
  • Haviland Thin Mints (You choose the flavor: Original, Orange or Raspberry!)

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Baking supplies:

  • parchment paper
  • 1 or 2 flat cookie pans/sheets (depending on size of oven)
  • 1 large mixing bowl
  • mixer (stand or hand)
  • measuring cup
  • 1 tsp
  • whisk
  • cooling rack

Instructions:

  1. Begin by pre-heating the oven for 350°F or slightly warmer to 375°F depending on the size and strength of your oven.
  2. In the large mixing bowl, gently mix together the Boxed Brownie Mix and the flour, using the whisk.
  3. Add in the 2 eggs and the vegetable oil and beat together using the mixer until completely combined.
  4. As you see fit, add small increments of water to help reduce the thickness and stickiness of the batter. Water can be left out completely. This is purely optional and open to your sweet tooth interpretation!
  5. It’s often best to chill the batter for 30 minutes before you begin baking, but this is optional. Chilled batter is easier to form into more precise shapes on the cookie sheet.
  6. Line the cookie sheets with parchment paper. Roll the dough into golf ball or slightly larger sized balls (you can flatten them slightly) and place onto the sheet at least 2-3 inches apart.
  7. Bake for approximately 12 minutes until the edges are beginning to harden. Remove these from the oven, and allow to cool.
  8. After the brownie cookies have begun to set but are still warm, take two cookies and place a Haviland Thin Mint (or two or three!) in between them and press together gently to melt the mints and create your cookie sandwiches!
  9. Cool on a cooling rack until chocolate and filling sets.
  10. Indulge! =)

Cookie sandwiches can be stored in an air-tight container at room temperature.

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Room to Grow Mother’s Day Benefit Breakfast!

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On Friday, NECCO attended Room to Grow‘s “Celebrating Inspirational Women and Mothers” benefit breakfast at The Taj Hotel in Boston.

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Room to Grow’s tagline is “building a strong foundation for babies in poverty.”  They are a non-profit organization committed to enriching the lives of babies born into poverty throughout their critical first three years of development. Support they provide benefits the children as well as their parents.

Throughout the morning, many women spoke about their experience as mothers and how thankful they are to have Room to Grow as part of their lives. Attendees were able to see the strong and overwhelmingly positive impact Room to Grow has made on the lives of not only those who benefit from the charity, but also on those who donate and volunteer.

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The breakfast raised money that will support the organization’s many initiatives, from physical supplies like clothing, books and toys to extensive social work and support for children and their families. All in attendance were noticeably proud that they could help give Room to Grow the assistance it needs to complete these wonderful efforts.

Guests of this great event were treated to a SWEET surprise on their way out: Haviland Thin Mints! Room to Grow even dressed our sweets up in lovely wrapping to show their guests how much they appreciated their attendance and support.

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The “Celebrating Inspirational Women and Mothers” benefit breakfast was a wonderful experience for NECCO, who was extremely proud to support an organization that has such a positive impact on members of our community.

Head to Room to Grow’s website and find out how you can contribute to this great charity!