Wednesday, July 15, 2015

Girl Scout Thin Mints

Copycat recipe. Based on Todd Wilbur's Top Secret Recipe.

1, 18 1/4 oz. packages fudge cake mix
3 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening, melted
1/2 cup cake flour, measured then sifted
1 egg
3 tablespoons water
3 (12 ounce) bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
6 tablespoons solid vegetable shortening

Combine cake mix, shortening, cake flour, and egg. Add the water, a little bit at a time, until the dough forms. Cover and refrigerate 2 hours. Preheat oven to 350F. Lightly grease a cookie sheet. On a lightly floured surface, roll out as thin as possible, about 1/16 inch thick. Using a small cookie cutter, 1-1/2 inch diameter, cut out cookies. Arrange cookies on a sheet about 1 inch apart. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool completely. Melt chocolate chips with pepperming and shortening. Dip cookies into melted mint chocolate or spread over the top. Place cookies on wax paper, then refrigerate until firm.