Mom Knows Best : How To Make Thin Mint Cookies

Monday, March 25, 2013

How To Make Thin Mint Cookies

I discovered a recipe to make yummy Thin Mint cookies. Mine may not look the same but they taste wonderful. Here is the recipe and the website I found it at

Thin Mint cookies

Original recipe makes 3 dozen
1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 egg
1/2 teaspoon mint extract
3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 cup butter
In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine until creamy. Add the sugar, and beat until mixed well. Beat in egg and mint extract.
Sift flour, cocoa, and salt together into a small bowl. Add flour mixture by halves into creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface roll dough into two 1 1/2 inch diameter cylinders. Wrap each cylinder in waxed paper, and refrigerate 5 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thirty minutes prior to baking, place both cylinders in freezer.
Remove one cylinder at a time, and slice 1/4 inch thick pieces with very sharp knife. Place on cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine and the semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Drizzle over warm cookies. Place on wire racks, and let cool and harden completely.
Here are my pictures of how I made them
 I love using my food processor to cream the butter and sugar,one day I will buy a Kitchenaid mixer.
After mixing the dough,I rolled into logs. This is where I should have made them wider to have cookies that looked like circles.

I place the cookies on the pan that had Silpat sheets on them. I love these as there is no need for greasing the sheets and they are reusable.
 I used mint chocolate chips to give my cookies more mint flavor.

 It was easy to dip the baked cookies into the melted chocolate.
 Then I let the cookies set on the Silpat sheets.
 Here is my cookies. The picture below shows how they were suppose to look. Next time I will try to make them look like that.
Thin Mint Cookies Recipe

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