- January 16, 2009 at 5:54 pm #269501
I came across this and want to try them this weekend. :035:
Homemade Thin MintsHomemade 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.Dark Chocolate Coating
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.
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.
- January 16, 2009 at 6:00 pm #410214
When you do try them please let me know how they taste. This could save me a ton of money, LOL.
- January 16, 2009 at 7:02 pm #410225Oh man! I love these! Please let me know how they are!
- January 17, 2009 at 5:45 am #410317
Thanks!!! I love these. I’m going to attempt to make them.
- January 17, 2009 at 9:40 am #410333
You’re gonna kill my girls sales LOL. If anyone tries these please let me know how it turns out 🙂
- January 17, 2009 at 9:53 am #410337Naw, I’m still buying some of the real things too from my friend’s niece.
- January 19, 2009 at 11:10 am #410727
I will definately be trying these.
- January 28, 2009 at 11:27 am #412795
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 🙂
- January 28, 2009 at 1:17 pm #412838The kids wanted to do this at Christmas time. The dough was a nightmare to work with but the recipe they used had a cake mix in it so I’ll pass this one on to them! I finally told them to bag it and toss it into the freezer and we’d deal with it later.
guess it’s later! I’ll have to tell them to pull it out and we can try again. If they can’t do it I’ll tell them to toss it and try this recipe instead!
- January 28, 2009 at 1:29 pm #412840
Thanks brchbell…please let us know 🙂
- February 7, 2009 at 10:11 pm #414199Thanks, I love these cookies so much I can eat the whole package. I am going to have to give them a try!
- February 8, 2009 at 12:00 pm #414246LyndieParticipant
I will have to make these this week! My dh has been craving thin mints.
- December 25, 2012 at 2:40 am #435767
Oh My…………These are my favorite Girl Scout cookie! I love to freeze them before eating – I will have to try this recipe for sure.
- February 20, 2015 at 10:08 pm #460786My sons & I will be making these soon
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