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
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
1 cup chocolate chips
1 teaspoon mint extract
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.