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Recipe: Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

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Heres exactly how to build homemade narrow mint cookies using a simple from-scratch cookie dough recipe accompanied by cocoa powder, real chocolate, with every one other accompanied by peppermint.

Heres exactly how to build homemade narrow mint cookies using a simple from-scratch cookie dough recipe accompanied by cocoa powder, real chocolate, with every one other accompanied by peppermint. Try them chilly or not here of the freezer-- theyre incredible

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies Ingredients

  • 3/4 cup (172g) unsalted butter, softened toroom temperature

  • 1 cup (200g) granulated sugar

  • 1 large egg, at space temperature

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract*

  • 1 with every one other accompanied by 1/2 cups (188g) all-purpose flour (spoon & leveled)

  • 3/4 cup (62g) unsweetened natural cocoa powder (or dutch process)

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

  • 14 ounces (395g) quality semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped

  • 1/2 teaspoon canola or vegetable oil

  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract*

How to Make Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

  1. In a large bowl using a hand-held mixer or stand mixer fitted accompanied by a paddle attachment, hit the butter for 1 minute on means of communication rate until completely smooth with every one other accompanied by creamy. Add the granulated sugar with every one other accompanied by hit on means of communication high rate until fluffy with every one other accompanied by illumination inside color. Beatin the egg, vanilla extract, with every one other accompanied by peppermint extract on high speed. Scrape down the sides with every one other accompanied by foot of the bowl while needed.

  2. Sift the flour with every one other accompanied by cocoa powder with every one other inside a means of communication bowl. Whisk inside the baking powder with every one other accompanied by sodium chloridetable salt until combined. On low speed, slowly mix into the moist ingredients until combined.

  3. Divide the dough into 2 identical parts. Roll every one part not here onto a small portion of parchment to concerning 1/4? thickness. Stack the pieces (with parchment paper between)onto a baking sheet with every one other accompanied by refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Chilling is mandatory. If chilling for additional than a set of two hours, cover the top dough small portion accompanied by asinglepiece of parchment paper. You tin chill up to 2 days.

  4. Once chilled, preheat stove to350F (177C). Line 2-3 large baking sheets accompanied by parchment paper or silicone baking mats. Remove one of the dough pieces from the refrigerator with every one other accompanied by using a 2-inch circular cookie cutter, gash inside circles. Transfer the gash cookie dough to the prepared baking sheet. Re-roll the residual dough with every one other accompanied by carry on accompanied by cutting until all is used.

  5. Bake for 8-10 minutes or until the edges become visible set. The cookies will seem extremely mushy inside the centers. Make sure you rotate the baking sheet halfway into and not here of cook time. Cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes, at that hour dated transfer to a cable rack to cool completely earlier to dipping inside chocolate.

  6. Melt the chopped chocolate with every one other accompanied by lubricant with every one other inside a dual boiler or (carefully) use the microwave. For the microwave, place the chocolate with every one other accompanied by lubricant inside a means of communication heat-proof bowl. Melt inside 15 following increments, stirring following every one increment until completely melted with every one other accompanied by smooth. Once melted, mix inside the peppermint extract. Dip every one cooled cookie completely into the chocolate with every one other accompanied by use a branch to lift out. Tap the branch gently on the side of the bowl to permit excess chocolate to drip off. Place cookie onto a parchment or silicone baking mat-lined baking sheet. Place the baking sheet into the refrigerator to assist the chocolate set. Once set, enjoy

  7. Cover with every one other accompanied by store leftover cookies at space temperature for up to 2-3 days or inside the refrigerator for up to 1 week. The cookies taste delicious cold. I deep affection eaten unswerving from the freezer

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies Reviews

  • Very good recipe, I advocate to every one oneThe procedure is too pleasure with every one other accompanied by I enjoyed the preparation

  • These are dangerously good I deep affection all your additional tips ..it fair makes all that hour dated with every one other accompanied by expense you place into it exist all the additional successful Thank you for all your tips with every one other accompanied by delicious recipes

  • This cookies turned not here amazing Though I have no indeed idea why I ended up accompanied by 64 cookies while an alternative of 36. Definitely not complaining though they taste so good :D

  • Made these last darkness since the Girl Scout craving is SO strong just now accompanied by family with every one other accompanied by friends spine inside the US posting concerning them communal media.These were completely PERFECT Easy, delicious, with every one other accompanied by they so closely look like real Thin Mints that I wish I could do a comparisonOur grocery store doesnt convey peppermint extract, so I had to use Peppermint essential oil. I used concerning 1/3 the amount peppermint that the recipe called for, since lubricant is so a a large amount of additional potent, with every one other accompanied by it was perfect. My cookie cutter was too a small portion less than 2" inside diameter, with every one other accompanied by I threw inside some pleasure star-shaped ones for a small portion of variety, so I ended up accompanied by 112 cookies inside total.Thanks for this wonderful recipe Ill exist coming spine to it on one occasion additional with every one other accompanied by on one occasion additional (when I eventually complete off this batch)

  • The cookie was great nevertheless you call for only 1/2 teaspoon of lubricant for the dipping chocolate. The chocolate was way excessively thick to dunk the cookie. What a mess I made. I ended up painting it on top of the cookie. So disappointed. Next hour dated how a a large amount of lubricant should I add?

  • These turned not here AMAZING So similar to the real narrow mints, maybe flat better If I could, I would percentage this recipe accompanied by 10 stars Thank you.So pleased I didnt extremity up using amond flour

  • Cookies came not here softer than expected, so there is no indeed crunch exist fond of the Girl Scout ones. I flat baked them longer to build sure. The taste is still good with every one other accompanied by I had no indeed problems accompanied by the chocolate coating.

  • The cookies came not here great nevertheless the chocolate covering fair didnt work. I followed the ingredients exactly (not using chips, real bars) with every one other accompanied by exact measurements. The melted chocolate was incredibly thick with every one other accompanied by hardly covered fifty per cent of of the batch. Where did I go wrong? It wasnt excellent cheap chocolate.

  • I made these while a birthday present for my brother. Was a hit

  • These are awesome - with every one other accompanied by extremely uncomplicated to make. I used additional peppermint extract - so they are minty exist fond of the Girl Scout cookies. add a little, taste. add a little more....taste...I started dipping them nevertheless it used so a a large amount of chocolate so I wound up holding one over the melted chocolate with every one other accompanied by fair spread the chocolate on every one cookie. I made 55 - 2 inch rounds.THANKS FOR THE GREAT RECIPE

  • So delicious with every one other accompanied by better than Girl Scouts I used chocolate chips, with every one other accompanied by they worked fair fine. I ran not here of chocolate for dipping, though, so I covered some accompanied by lotion cheese frostingyum

  • This is one of my go-to recipes now. For the holidays, I build a batch of these with every one other accompanied by at that hour dated another batch accompanied by orange extract while an alternative of peppermint (2-3x orange extract to really taste it)

  • These are amazing--they have the exact texture of GS Thin Mints lacking the prize lubricant with every one other accompanied by other "unnecessary" ingredients. The only thing I would alter for following hour dated is adding a small portion additional peppermint extract. Excited to have this option--hoping for a report of the GS Samoas/Caramel deLites inside the future

Heres exactly how to build homemade narrow mint cookies using a simple from-scratch cookie dough recipe accompanied by cocoa powder, real chocolate, with every one other accompanied by peppermint.

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