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Homemade Thin Mints

make your breath smell fresh

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Serves 20people
Ingredients
chocolate wafer
1
cupbutter, soft
1
cupconfectioner's sugar
1
tspvanilla extract
1
cupunsweetened cocoa powder
3
4tspssalt
1 1/2
cupscake flour
peppermint coating
1
semi sweet chocolate
1
tsppeppermint extract
directions
Directions
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Cream the butter until light and fluffy. Add powdered sugar and continue to cream. Stir in the vanilla, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until the cocoa powder is fully integrated and batter is smooth and creamy; it should look like thick chocolate frosting. Add the flour and mix until the batter is a little crumbly. Gather dough into a ball and knead it into a smooth mass. Divide the dough in 2, flatten into disks, and cover in plastic wrap. Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes.
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Preheat oven to 350°. Roll dough out really thin, about 1/8 inch, between two sheets of plastic, or on counter dusted with flour. If dough is too hard to roll, you can microwave it for 5 seconds. Cut out cookies and bake for 10 minutes. Remove them and let cool on a rack.
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As the cookies bake/cool, you can prepare the chocolate coating. Using a double boiler, slowly melt the chocolate (or mint chocolate candy melts), stirring occasionally until smooth. Or, you can heat it in the microwave in short intervals, about 15-20 seconds each time. If it’s too thick, you can add 1 tbsp of shortening. Stir in peppermint extract
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Carefully drop cookies one at a time into chocolate coating, making sure to coat all sides. Lift cookie out of chocolate with a fork, and hit fork on the side of the pan to get rid of any extra chocolate. You want the cookie to have a thin coating of chocolate. Place cookie on a parchment covered baking sheet, and repeat for the rest of the cookies. Place cookies in refrigerator/freezer to set.

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