I know what you're thinking right now - "How could she be a Slytherin? She makes such delicious cupcakes. They can't be evil cupcakes, can they?" Well, let me tell you, Slytherin is not all about the evil. Sure there is a big bad bubble of that stuff hemorrhaging out the side of it, but you've got to look at the total picture:
- Who do you want as your leader in a life altering situation? Someone who is overly emotional or too concerned with ethics? Or someone practical, rational, and ready to do anything to save our skins?
- There is no way you love everyone. Come on. Even that really high-maintenance woman who parks their SUV across two spots and dings your car with their door? There are just some people you are meant to hate.
- Severus Snape - he wasn't bad. But he wasn't good either. He was able to switch sides to suit what he thought was the best option at the time.
- All people have the ability to be total jerks (Remember, Gryffindors, Wormtail was one of you!)
- Where would we be without a bit of ambition? Probably in our Mom's basement. Playing WoW. Or writing Harry Potter fan fiction.
- Dr. House would totally be a Slytherin. Admit it.
Makes about two dozen cookies
3/4 cup butter
1 1/2 cups packed brown sugar
2 tablespoons water
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate (coarsely chopped)
2 large eggs
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
2 1/2 cups flour
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 1/4 teaspoons baking soda
Mint chocolate candies (something like Andes will do you just fine)
1) Heat oven to 350°F. Combine flour, salt, and baking soda in a small bowl and set aside.
2) In a double boiler, combine butter, sugar, chocolate, and water - heat until melted and smooth. Pour into a large mixing bowl and let stand until cool (about 10 minutes).
3) After your chocolate mixture has cooled, add the eggs (one at a time) and beat with an electric mixture on high speed. Mix in your extract. Finally, slowly mix in the flour mixture and stir until well-blended.
4) Chill batter for at least one hour. After chilled, roll the dough into walnut/golf ball-sized balls. Place two inches apart on baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes.
5) Right after you've taken your baked cookies out of the oven, place a mint chocolate candy. Allow to melt slightly and spread with a spoon.