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Homemade Thin Mints - Make Ahead - Freezer Safe

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“So delicious! Easy to freeze & serve cold or at room temp!”
READY IN:
30mins
YIELD:
2 dozen
UNITS:
US

Ingredients Nutrition

  • 1 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla
  • 34 teaspoon salt
  • 1 12 cups all-purpose flour (fluffy, not packed)
  • 16 ounces semisweet baking chocolate
  • 1 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract or 1 teaspoon oil

Directions

  1. If baking immediately, turn oven to 350. (disregard if you are freezing).
  2. Cream butter until light & fluffy, then add powdered sugar and mix completely. Stir in salt, vanilla & cocoa powder. Mix until completely mixed, w/ consistency of thick icing/frosting. Add flour & mix just until combined. Don't mix too long!
  3. Form dough into a ball. Knead a few times, then flatten into a disk between 1/2" - 1" thick. Cover in plastic wrap then place in freezer for 15 minutes.
  4. Remove dough from freezer. Roll until very thin (1/8") on floured surface. Cut cookies using 1.5" cutter or rim of a small glass.
  5. Place cookies on a baking sheet & bake for 10 minutes.
  6. Allow to cool completely on a wire rack. While cooling, start prep of chocolate coating.
  7. Chop baking chocolate into very small, thin pieces. Place in a glass measuring cup along w/ the oil & microwave 15-20 seconds at a time until totally melted. Stir in peppermint extract.
  8. Drop cookies, one at a time into the coating. Turn to coat entirely. Place on parchment paper to set. (&/or place into refrigerator or freezer to set).

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