Thin Mint Cookies

Thin Mint Cookies

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"If you love chocolate and mint you are sure to love this homemade version of the Girl Scout Cookies."

Ingredients

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Nutrition

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  • Calories:
  • 175 kcal
  • 9%
  • Fat:
  • 9.8 g
  • 15%
  • Carbs:
  • 21.7g
  • 7%
  • Protein:
  • 2.1 g
  • 4%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 31 mg
  • 10%
  • Sodium:
  • 91 mg
  • 4%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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Directions

  1. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine until creamy. Add the sugar, and beat until mixed well. Beat in egg and mint extract.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa, and salt together into a small bowl. Add flour mixture by halves into creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  3. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface roll dough into two 1 1/2 inch diameter cylinders. Wrap each cylinder in waxed paper, and refrigerate 5 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thirty minutes prior to baking, place both cylinders in freezer.
  5. Remove one cylinder at a time, and slice 1/4 inch thick pieces with very sharp knife. Place on cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine and the semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Drizzle over warm cookies. Place on wire racks, and let cool and harden completely.
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Unbelievable! This tastes exactly like Thin Mints (Girl Scout version)! Just make sure you slice the cookies thin enough in order for them to harden. I changed the recipe a little by using An...

I had to give this recipe three stars because of the chocolate coating. I followed the recipe exactly and it hardly had any minty flavor since most of it got cooked out while in the oven. The ...

These were great-much better than the Girl Scout cookies! I ommitted 1/4 cup of flour and they were the perfect consistency. I didn't refridgerate them for as long as the recipe says; just an ho...