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Homemade Thin Mints Cookies – Take 1

Thin Mints Cookies are those dreamy, delicious cookies sold by the cute little girls in green. They’re chocolaty and minty and expensive, which is why I set out to find a homemade Thin Mints cookies recipe that tastes just as good (or better than) the original.

Let me start my post by saying I love my car. It is awesome. It has “Go Faster” stripes. Its streamlined and aerodynamic. Love it.

But damn, if that gunmetal gray Challenger isn’t mean, I don’t know what it. Seriously, I would drive like a total ass behind that wheel. I would be my own James Bond and it  would be glorious. I am generally not a fan of Dodge, but I think they launched the best looking muscle car of the lot. The Mustang is good, the Camaro grew on me, but the Challenger was love at first site.

If I had my pick, I would have an older classic long before a new one any day, but as neither are an option, I’ll daydream about the Challenger for now.

Homemade Thin Mints Cookies

Homemade Thin Mints Cookies | Get the recipe from PassTheSushi.comIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBS white sugar
  • 1 egg (I had to use 2 eggs because the batter was really not sticking together for me)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (plus a little more for rolling)
  • 2 cups Andes Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 TBS vegetable shortening

Preparation:

Preheat oven to 350°

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Add egg and mix until incorporated. Stir in vanilla and cocoa powder. Whisk baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour. Using a wooden spoon, incorporate flour Homemade Thin Mints Cookies Recipe | PassTheSushi.commixture into wet ingredients- mix until blended.

Transfer bowl to fridge and chill cookie dough for at least 15 minutes.

After chilling, turn out cookie dough onto slightly floured surface and roll out about 1/4 inch thick.

Cut out cookies using a small (2-inch) round cookie cutter. Place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely.

In a double boiler, melt chocolates and stir in shortening until smooth and creamy. Using tongs or a fork, dip cookies into chocolate until completely coated. Transfer dipped cookies to parchment paper lined baking sheet for chocolate to set. Allow cookies to set for at least a couple of hours before eating.

Homemade Thin Mints Cookies | Recipe from PassTheSushi.com

 

I don’t know if it was because of the extra egg or the recipe in general, but these cookies were a little softer then a tradition thin mint. I also would replace the semi-sweet chips with a darker chocolate as well as include peppermint extract in the cookie mix. I will try some of the other recipes I Googled before throwing in the towel on this homemade Thin Mints cookies recipe, because having Thin Mints on hand may be a slice of heaven I can’t live without.

Selected for you :   Apple Dumplings

If you try this homemade Thin Mints cookies recipe, I hope that you have better results. Let me know, okay?

Homemade Thin Mints Cookies | Get this cookies recipe from PassTheSushi.com

Stella

Tuesday 31st of August 2010

Oops. I meant 'dessert stalking' not 'finding vegan'.

Stella

Tuesday 31st of August 2010

Hey Kita, these are beautiful. I just saw them on Finding Vegan...me wants one (smile).

fooddreamer

Tuesday 31st of August 2010

I have to admit, I am more interested in your cookies than in your car. Good tips about what you'd change for next time (in the cookies, not the car!).

Nessie

Sunday 29th of August 2010

Kita, I have to admit I'm a total Cartard. I have massive respect to people who can actually tell car models apart without having to look at the little name thingy on the boot. I do know my cookies though and those thin mints look pretty darn good. The chocolate is so shiny and you didn't even have to temper it! Does it totally harden with the shortening in it? Did it cloud at all over the next couple days? :)

Kita

Sunday 29th of August 2010

I have a list of cars I want someday. I am a gear head. >.< The chocolate hasn't gotten cloudy. I did put them in the refrigerator as soon as the chocolate set because I like my thin mints cold. The chocolate is not crisp, but chewable so it isn't as hard as it needs to be. I don't think these are a great example of thin mints and really are too cake like. I will be trying again though, because thin mints really are great.

Uncle Joe

Friday 27th of August 2010

mints look yummy....as for the Challenger - how does that fit into the "one car for every day of the week" scenario?

Kita

Sunday 29th of August 2010

I will have to make it work, unless it magically gets booted for the keys to Pauls Chevelle. :D