They are mint meringues with chocolate chips!!! Try to contain your excitement. Chocolate and mint has got to be the most amazing food combination ever. But after I told Gloppy that of course we could take the green cookies home, I realized these were toothpaste cookies. My mom used to make just such a cookie every Christmas when I was a kid. My sister and I used to call them toothpaste cookies. I remember my mom whipping them up in her mixer, adding the green food coloring and mint extract and stirring in the chips. Adding to the mystique of the toothpaste cookie was the fact that you had to leave them in the oven overnight without opening it. It was pure torture. I thought for sure my mom invented these little drops of heaven, but I guess not. Or maybe she sold the recipe to the Miss Meringue Cookie Company and she's saving the proceeds for my inheritance.
So thank you Gloppy for taking me on a trip down cookie memory lane. I'll leave you with a picture of Gloppy enjoying his first toothpaste cookie. Hey sis, do you remember them with the same affection?