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Monday, September 26, 2011

Homemade Thin Mints!

It’s a travel day! These trips to Alaska, as I’ve found have a tendency to mess with my time-zone clock! ((Don’t I sound like a pro, this is only my second trip to AK!))

As this is posting, I am somewhere between Anchorage and Houston -- I set this ahead to keep you busy! Please have some of these warm and waiting for me at home when I land in Greensboro ;c)

THESE are beyond delicious!! And with the holidays only a few months away, it isn’t too soon to start lining some new things up that you haven’t tried before!

Homemade Thin Mints

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

Topping:
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon mint extract

Directions:

Mix together flour, cocoa, salt, and baking 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 the dough into a log and wrap in waxed paper.

Chill for 2 hours.

Slice into thin rounds and place on parchment.

Bake at 350 degrees for 12-15 minutes.

Melt chocolate in a bowl set in simmering water and add mint.

Once cookies have cooled and become crispy coat their tops in chocolate by dipping them or smearing with an icing knife.

Enjoy!

14 comments:

Janet O. said...

Oh my goodness, Bonnie, these sound soooo good! I will definitely have to try this version of my FAVORITE GIRL SCOUT COOKIE OF ALL TIME! (Can you tell I am excited?)

Maria said...

That just sounded too delicious to neglect, but I am from Sweden and I am not quite sure how much 1 3/4 stick of butter is in Swedish butter! Grams or any other weight measurement would really help take the guesswork out of it :)

Barbara said...

I'm a fool for girl scout thin mints! I'm in trouble now!!!

Andrea said...

1 3/4 stick of butter is 7oz or 199 gram (1 stick = 4oz) Hope that helps!

I can't wait, my husband comes home this week from overseas.. and I think I might try these to welcome him home!

Thanks
Andrea

Ann Marie said...

Oh yes........I am going to love these. Keebler also makes cookies now that taste just like the girl scout ones. You get more in the package, and they are cheaper too. These freeze great, and taste the same right out of the freezer too. Thanks for sharing!

Anonymous said...

Oh, my ... doing cartwheels around the kitchen ... Flatlander (Linda) Canends@Hotmail.com

Melissa Labella said...

ooohhh, I cannot wait to try these out. My waistline does not thank you though :0)

regan said...

Yum! Can't wait to make these! Thanks Bonnie!

Leeanne said...

Oh thank you Bonnie! I will try these,your Chocolate Chip Blondies are a huge hit in our house....they don't last long.Looks like these might be the same!

Smiley Quilter said...

My favorite taste is mint & chocolate so I will have to try these. Thanks for sharing Bonnie.

miss-linny said...

Oh Miss Bonnie I am tempted away from my sewing machine to the kitchen to make some of these little beauties.Thank you Andrea for telling Maria how much a stick of butter weighs, I too was a bit stumped with that one.

Kathryn said...

Mmmm! I love thin mints! Can't wait to try out your receipe. Thank you.

Linda H said...

So one stick of butter is 1/2 cup?

Anonymous said...

1 stick equals 1/2 cup or 1/4 pound. So this recipe would take 14 Tablespoons of butter.