Thin Mint Cookies Recipe

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Now you can get your thin mint cookies fix any time of year! All it takes is a few simple ingredients to create a copycat version at home.

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Image Credit: Charity Curley Mathews

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Things You'll Need

  • 3/4 cup butter, softened to room temperature

  • 1 cup granulated sugar

  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract

  • One egg

  • 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract, divided

  • 1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour

  • 3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder

  • 1 teaspoon baking powder

  • 1/2 teaspoon salt

  • 14 ounces good quality chocolate

  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil

Tip

Use any varieties of chocolate that you like — milk or dark — or mix more than one.

Image Credit: Charity Curley Mathews, founder of Foodlets.com

Step 1: Cream Butter and Sugar

Using a standing mixture with a paddle attachment, cream butter until fluffy, about 2 minutes. Add sugar and continue mixing on medium speed for another 2 minutes.

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Step 2: Mix Cocoa

In a large mixing bowl, whisk together the cocoa powder, flour, baking powder and salt.

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Step 3: Combine Butter and Cocoa

To the butter mixture, add your vanilla, egg and 1/4 teaspoon of peppermint extract and mix on medium speed until combined. Then incorporate the cocoa mixture a little at a time, mixing on low speed.

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Step 4: Roll and Chill

Divide your dough into two balls. Working with one ball at a time, roll out the dough in between 2 sheets of parchment paper, about 1/4 inch thick.

Chill in the refrigerator for 1 hour.

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Step 5: Cut Circles

Once both sheets of dough have been chilled, cut circles with a 2-inch cookie cutter.

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Step 6: Bake

Bake on a parchment lined baking sheet at 350 F for 8 minutes. Cool completely on a wire rack before moving on to the next step.

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Step 7: Create Chocolate Dipping Sauce

Break up your chocolate into small pieces and microwave in 15 second intervals until it melts completely, about 1 minute total.

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Add canola oil and remaining peppermint extract, mixing thoroughly.

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Step 8: Dip Cookies in Chocolate

Use a fork to dip each cookie in chocolate, wiping off the excess on the side of your bowl.

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Step 9: Cool and Serve

Refrigerate for at least one hour before serving. After cooling completely, Thin Mint Cookies store best in the freezer, inside a zip-top bag.

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