This is actually 2 recipes in 1 dessert. I put these 2 found recipes together because I thought they compliment each other well.
Ingredients up to the berries are for granita. Ingredients after the berries are for cookies.
Chop up mint.
Simmer water in sauce pan.
When bubbly, add mint.
Add sugar. Stir for 7 minutes on medium-low heat.
Strain mint. Let your simple syrup mixture cool while you prepare other things.
Add lemon juice and mascarpone. Then purée again.
Pour purée into simple syrup mixture. If you have room in your purée machine, add the simple syrup mixture in there.
Pour into glass tray.
Wrap it up and freeze for at least 4 hrs. *if you are doubling or tripling the recipe, I recommend a longer freeze time or freezing mixture into several smaller trays.
Time for the brown sugar cookie trays!
Cut up your butter into pieces.
On medium heat, melt butter. You want to brown your butter. Brown until you see brown flecks on the bottom of your saucepan. about 7 minutes. When brown, transfer into dish & chill in fridge for 1 hr.
After your butter has just chilled, mix in electric mixer with brown sugar until texture is smooth & fluffy.
Then add flour and salt. Mix until everything has just combined.
Roll it into a log shape on parchment paper. Should be about 12".
Add raw brown sugar on your parchment paper and roll/press into dough. Then roll it up and chill in fridge for one hour.
After 1hr, Use floss or wire cheese cutter to cut out pieces. I was able to cut 25 pieces but 24 would've been ideal.
Grease your mini muffin tin bottoms w/ cooking oil spray &mold "cups" with dough. Be very careful, dough is very crumbly. Bake 12 mins @375 degrees. (To make cookies: bake the slices for 10-12 mins)
When finished, they should look like this. Use a butter knife to cut in between the cups. Do not run your knife straight down all the cups at once, I did that and I broke two of my cups.
Flip em over and you got your sugar cookie cups.
Add your granita in with some berries and a mint as garnish. Enjoy! People will be asking for more! ^_^