Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

Cynthia Real

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@capessel

I found this recipe in a magazine last year, but just got around to making it this year for Christmas. They are delicious. Similar to girl scout thin mints, but a little richer.


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Serves:

makes about 3 dozen cookies

Prep:

2 Hr

Cook:

5 Min

Ingredients

CHOCOLATE COOKIES

1 c
butter, softened
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
peppermint extract
1/2 tsp
salt
1 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 c
flour

CHOCOLATE COATING

1 lb
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 tsp
peppermint extract

Directions Step-By-Step

1
In large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar with mixer until light and fluffy.
2
Mix in peppermint extract, followed by salt and cocoa powder.
3
Add flour and mix to incorporate.
4
Divide dough into two and place each on plastic wrap. Flatten into discs, wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll out. (about an hour)
5
Preheat oven to 350. Roll out chilled dough between two sheets of parchment to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out circles or any other desired shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
6
Bake 5 to 6 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on pan for 3 to 4 minutes. Then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
7
Melt semi-sweet chocolate in double boiler or microwave then stir in peppermint extract.
8
Dip cooled cookies into melted chocolate with a fork or slotted spatula and let excess chocolate drip off. Then place back on wire rack or on wax paper to let chocolate set.
9
Add sprinkles if desired before chocolate sets.

About this Recipe

Course/Dish: Cookies