Friday, March 15, 2019

Girl Scout Thin Mints

Copycat recipe.

makes about 30 cookies

1-1/4 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup softened butter
1 cup granulated sugar
1 egg
16 oz. dark chocolate candy melts or semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 teaspoon peppermint extract

Line baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside. Whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy. Beat in egg and peppermint. Slowly mix in flour. Shape dough into a 2-inch log. Wrap in wax paper, and then freezer 1 hour. Preheat oven to 350F.  Unwrap dough and slice dough into 1/4-inch thick rounds. Place on prepared sheet about 1-1/2 inches apart. Bake 10-12 minutes. Cool. Melt chocolate melts in a double boiler. Stir in peppermint. Dip cookies in the chocolate and lift out with a fork shaking off excess. Place the cookies on prepared sheet and allow to set.