I haven’t spent nearly enough time by the pool the summer. But, when I do, I like to be prepared with poolside treats! These honey-sweetened lemon mint sandwich cookies are super refreshing. (Did you know that there is actually a scientific reason why mint tastes cold? You can read about it on Today I Found Out if you are curious.)
When at the pool, I also like to be prepared with fluffy towels big enough to wrap myself up in. I’m a naturally cold person. Top secret fact here: I sleep wearing a night cap, even in the summer. So, when I get out of the pool, a soft, warm towel makes me so happy! Then, I set it on the lounger, settle down on top of it, and eat my cookies. The post-swimming lounge time (covered in SPF 70 sunscreen) is actually one of my favorite parts of going to the pool.
The beach towels in these photos were sent to me by Boll & Branch, who sponsored this post. Most of you know how I use organic products whenever I can in my kitchen and have heard me talk many times about how important it is to shop Fair Trade. Well, these towels are organic, Fair Trade has certified Boll & Branch’s supply chain, and a portion of every Boll & Branch purchase goes to Not For Sale to help bring an end to modern day slavery. Needless to say, I felt fabulous about these towels before I even touched them. But, when I did get my hands on them, I was completely sold. One side is made of velour for the ultimate in softness, while the other is looped to help you dry off quickly.
The towels are also the perfect size at 40″ x 70″.
Clearly, I’m not a fashion blogger accustomed to posing at the beach. But, I wanted to share a picture of myself wrapped up in the towel so you could get a sense of its scale. I know that it’s hard for me to picture how big something will be when someone just gives me numbers. Note the extreme self-restraint that I am using to hold the cookie and not eat it. Rest assured that it was devoured the moment that the photo was completed.
Honey-Sweetened Lemon Mint Sandwich Cookie Details
I make mint filling using fresh mint rather than mint flavoring, as I greatly prefer the natural taste. I use the same technique to bake with fresh herbs as I do when preparing tea-flavored desserts.