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    Default Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies

    I came across this and want to try them this weekend.


    Homemade Thin Mints

    Homemade Thin Mints
    2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
    1/4 cup cornstarch
    6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
    1/2 tsp salt
    1 cup white sugar
    1/2 cup butter, room temperature
    1/3 cup milk (any kind)
    1/2 tsp vanilla extract
    3/4 tsp peppermint extract

    In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt.
    In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. With the mixer on low speed, add in the milk and the extracts. Mixture will look curdled. Gradually, add in the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
    Shape dough into two logs, about 1 1/2 inches (or about 4 cm) in diameter, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1-2 hours, until dough is very firm.
    Preheat oven to 375F.
    Slice dough into rounds not more than 1/4 inch thick - if they are too thick, they will not be as crisp - and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies will not spread very much, so you can put them quite close together.
    Bake for 13-15 minutes, until cookies are firm at the edges. Cool cookies completely on a wire rack before dipping in chocolate.

    Dark Chocolate Coating
    10-oz dark or semisweet chocolate
    1/2 cup butter, room temperature

    In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Melt on high power in the microwave, stirring every 45-60 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Chocolate should have a consistency somewhere between chocolate syrup and fudge for a thin coating.
    Dip each cookie in melted chocolate, turn with a fork to coat, then transfer to a piece of parchment paper or wax paper to set up for at least 30 minutes, or until chocolate is cool and firm.
    Reheat chocolate as needed to keep it smooth and easy to dip into.

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    When you do try them please let me know how they taste. This could save me a ton of money, LOL.

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    Oh man! I love these! Please let me know how they are!

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    Thanks!!! I love these. I'm going to attempt to make them.


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    You're gonna kill my girls sales LOL. If anyone tries these please let me know how it turns out

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    Naw, I'm still buying some of the real things too from my friend's niece.

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    Default Re: Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies

    I will definately be trying these.

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    Default Re: Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies

    Now that the prices are staying the same but there are going to be less cookies, I will still buy a box, but I will make them too
    Tragedy, sadness, loneliness and despair taught me that life is really a beautiful thing; if it wasn't I wouldn't be able to recognize that anything was wrong - Lynn in Virginia

 

 
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