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creme de menthe thins

(2 ratings)
Recipe by
Letta Meinen
Salado, TX

These reminded me of the Girl Scout Thin Mints. I worked for the Girl Scouts for six years back in my younger days but always remember how those Thin Mints were a favorite of many. I am now baking cookies for many of activities that I am involved with. I am now 86 and love to experiment with new cookie recipes. This one is a favorite.

(2 ratings)
yield 75 -80
prep time 30 Min
cook time 10 Min

Ingredients For creme de menthe thins

  • 1 3/4 c
    all purpose flour
  • 3/4 c
    whole wheat pastry flour
  • 1 1/2 tsp
    baking soda
  • 1/2 tsp
  • 1 1/2 stick
    unsalted butter at room temperature
  • 1 1/2 c
    brown sugar
  • 2 Tbsp
  • 1 c
    creme de menthe baking chips
  • 1 c
    chocolate chips any variety
  • 2

How To Make creme de menthe thins

  • 1
    In a small bowl wisk together above the first four dry ingredients and set aside. Could use all (all purpose) flour in this recipe.
  • 2
    In separate large bowl mix together the following five ingredients and microwave until all chips are melted. Set aside to cool. Beat in 2 eggs stirring well to blend ingredients
  • 3
    Add dry ingredients to warm chocolate mixture and mix togtether. Cover and refrigerate for several hours or overnight.
  • 4
    If left overnight set bowl out to come to room temperature for easy handling. I use a melon ball scope to form one inch balls and roll in my hands to make even rounded cookies.
  • 5
    Place 2 inches apart on parchment covered cookie sheets. This recipe will make about 75-80 cookies depending on the size balls you made.
  • 6
    Bake one cookie sheet at a time in middle rack of your oven at 325 degrees for 10 minutes. Cool on cookie sheet for several minutes and transfer to cooling rack.
  • 7
    After all are baked and cooloed - melt one cup creme de menthe baking chips in microwave bowl and melt several minutes stirring often. Use this to frost each cookie with creme de menthe chocolate then let cool for frosting to set. Store cookies in covered containers. These are delicate and delicious mintyh cookies. They will go fast.

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