Homemade Thin Mint Cookies 1


As winter thaws, little parcels of goodness are being distributed to eagerly awaiting customers. I am referring, of course, to delightful packages of Girl Scout Cookies. Everyone has a favorite. My drug of choice is Thin Mints. I love crunch of that delicately crispy wafer flavored of not only aromatic mint and silky chocolate, but a touch of childhood nostalgia.
 

What if we took the classic cookie in a more refined direction? If we added a bit more peppermint, considerably more salt, and a slightly different texture of shortbread?  I love that these cookies are quick to make and can be any shape you want. Enjoy them alone or use as part of a composed dish – just don’t stop supporting those Girl Scouts!

Thin Mint Cookies
Yields 36
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90 calories
13 g
14 g
4 g
1 g
2 g
22 g
57 g
8 g
0 g
1 g
Nutrition Facts
Serving Size
22g
Yields
36
Amount Per Serving
Calories 90
Calories from Fat 35
% Daily Value *
Total Fat 4g
6%
Saturated Fat 2g
12%
Trans Fat 0g
Polyunsaturated Fat 0g
Monounsaturated Fat 1g
Cholesterol 14mg
5%
Sodium 57mg
2%
Total Carbohydrates 13g
4%
Dietary Fiber 1g
3%
Sugars 8g
Protein 1g
Vitamin A
2%
Vitamin C
0%
Calcium
1%
Iron
2%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet. Your Daily Values may be higher or lower depending on your calorie needs.
Ingredients
  1. 155 grams butter
  2. 270 grams sugar
  3. 1 large egg
  4. 5 grams mint extract
  5. 3 grams vanilla extract
  6. 200 grams flour
  7. 15 grams cornstarch
  8. 65 grams cocoa powder
  9. 5 grams salt
  10. Chocolate for coating
Instructions
  1. Cream sugar and butter until fluffy.
  2. Add egg and vanilla extract and blend to combine.
  3. Separately, combine dry ingredients and sift to blend.
  4. Mix wet and dry ingredients together on low speed until a stiff dough is formed.
  5. Wrap the dough and refrigerate for about an hour. (If you want to stick to the classic round wafer shape, roll the dough into a log and chill.)
  6. Shape cookies as desired and bake at 350F until the edges are firm and start to crack slightly.
  7. Remove from the oven and allow to cool on the pan for about three minutes before cooling completely on a wire rack.
  8. Once completely cool, coat with your chocolate of choice and enjoy.
Adapted from Girl Scouts of America
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calories
90
fat
4g
protein
1g
carbs
13g
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Adapted from Girl Scouts of America
Joe the Baker http://www.joe-the-baker.com/

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  • knitsteel

    I have a cooking scale to weigh the dry ingredients and a jewelers scale to help me weigh the smaller quantities. Still- it would be great if you posted a tsp or tbsp equivalent for the vanilla and mint extracts.