Wendy Rusch Recipe

Incredible Thin Mint Cookies

By Wendy Rusch snooksk9

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Wendy's Story

I know what you're thinking...there are many thin mint recipes on here...I looked at them all and not one is like this one. Sooo decided to post it.
This one does NOT use ritz crackers...
It's quick to mix, freeze for awhile then slice, bake, cool, dip and sprinkle (if desired)
And it really does taste like the Girl Scout version...except better, you know, because you made it yourself! :o)
I found this recipe in a Taste of Home Magazine.


3/4 c
butter, softened
1 c
1/3 c
3/4 tsp
peppermint extract
1/2 tsp
2 c
1/3 c
1/4 c
1/2 tsp
1 lb
dark chocolate, i like ghiradelli's semi sweet chocolate
2-3 tsp
vegetable oil
1/2 tsp
peppermint extract, optional
assorted sprinkles

Directions Step-By-Step

In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in milk and extracts. Whisk together flour, cocoa, corn starch and salt; Gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
Shape dough into two 1 1/2" diameter rolls; wrap with plastic wrap. Freeze for 2 hours or until dough is firm.
Preheat oven to 375. Place parchment paper on 2 cookie sheets. Unwrap rolls and cut into 1/4" slices. Place 1" apart on pans.
Bake for 10-13 minutes at 375 or until set. Remove from oven, cool on pans for 5 minutes, then to racks to cool completely.
Place chocolate, oil and peppermint (if desired) into a double boiler...when melted, dip cookies and lay onto wax paper, sprinkle with assorted sprinkles if desired. Allow to dry in wax paper, store in air tight container.
*I made a double batch, hense why there are so many. :o)

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Chocolate
Main Ingredient: Sugar
Regional Style: American
Hashtag: #mint

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Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Nov 14, 2012
Awwwwww Rose...Thank You So Much!!! You are soooo kind!!! :o)
Rose Mary Mogan cookinginillinois
Nov 14, 2012
Wendy you had me at GHIRADELLA, my favorite, I love it so much I order large batches of it from Amazon I KNOW THESE ARE GREAT TOO. You are a great baker. Like Sea Sun I have been making these with Ritz for years, but will definately try this recipe. I use the different sprinkles also, depending on the occassion or the holiday. I know your recipe will become one of my favorites. I am adding you as one of my favorite bakers and I am only on the first page of your recipes. Smile.
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Jan 2, 2012
Yup...I did visit your site before...YUM
Wendy Rusch snooksk9
Jan 2, 2012
OMG...I have been to your page before I think...that name sounds very familiar! :o) I don't have a website...but I do have a facebook page. www.facebook.com/pages/Taste-This/162129703825350 I no longer have the cupcake shop either...very bad location. But am still looking for a new location. :o)
Barbie Dombroski Ultimatecookiejar
Jan 2, 2012
Do you have a website, if so may I have the address,
If you get a chance, please visit mine: ultimatecookiejar.com