Thin Mints

28 Feb

Who doesn’t love thin mints? Weirdos.  I don’t have to sell these, you know how good they are.  And homemade? So delicious. This recipe comes from the blog Ming Makes Cupcakes– whose graphics I love-  but i think it no longer gets updated.  Nonetheless- this recipe is totally spot on- and very easy.  Just like the World Peace Cookies, this dough freezes well and the paper towel roll trick [see Just the Tips] – worked like a charm.  P.S. these cookies keep well in the frigde- that way the chocolate doesn’t melt- and remember how good freezing the girl scout ones were?

Cookies
1 1/2 cups flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/4 teaspoon baking soda
1 3/4 stick unsalted butter
1 cup sugar
3 tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 1/2 teaspoon mint extract

Topping
1 cup chocolate chips [I used Ghiradelli bittersweet- which are like dark chocolate]
1 teaspoon mint extract

Mix flour, cocoa, salt and soda.  In a separate bowl, cream butter until smooth.  Add sugar and beat for one minute.  Add milk, vanilla, and mint and beat an additional minute.  Slowly add the dry ingredients while beating.  Once mixture is well-combined and resembles small pebbles.  Use your hands to form into a ball.  Roll dough into a log and wrap in wax paper.  Chill for 2 hours.  Slice into thin rounds and place on parchment paper.  Bake at 350 for 12-15 minutes.

Melt chocolate in a pyrex bowl set above a simmering water and add mint. Once cookies have cookies and become crispy, coat their tops in chocolate by dipping them or smearing them w. icing knife.

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4 Responses to “Thin Mints”

  1. sam February 28, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    these are the most delicious treats ever – luckily for me, Ms. Snacko backo came to my house sat night and baked up a batch – yummm. i had some left overs yesterday and they were great with some mint cookie icecream —

  2. rew February 28, 2011 at 11:43 am #

    These cookies are divine. Simply scrumptious.

    • Anonymous February 28, 2011 at 11:51 am #

      Holy eff these things look amazing. Anonymous is impressed. Also, he is anonymous.

  3. jess February 28, 2011 at 2:53 pm #

    These are amazing! Thanks for attempting and sharing.

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