I was excited to try this recipe, because of the possibility of strawberry and mint paired together. I wasn't sure what was meant by "chocolate and mint cookies". Did that mean chocolate mint oreo type cookies or the keebler type thin mint cookies? I went with the thin mint cookies. I also could not find strawberry cool whip after going to three stores so I used strawberry cool whip "dip". I did not have a 10 in. pie plate, so I had to use a 10 in. springform pan which worked quite well. Anyway the recipe took quite a lot of dishes to get it done- but it turned out to be very good. It is extremely rich and maybe a little too much of the strawberry flavor going on. When I make this again, I will duplicate layer one for layer two and forget the whole strawberry cream cheese. It is a nice cool and creamy dessert- perfect summer!