Homemade Thin Mint Cookies
makes about 3 dozen cookies
unsweetened cocoa powder
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1In large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar with mixer until light and fluffy.
2Mix in peppermint extract, followed by salt and cocoa powder.
3Add flour and mix to incorporate.
4Divide dough into two and place each on plastic wrap. Flatten into discs, wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll out. (about an hour)
5Preheat 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.
6Bake 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.
7Melt semi-sweet chocolate in double boiler or microwave then stir in peppermint extract.
8Dip 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.
9Add sprinkles if desired before chocolate sets.