Intro: Girl Scout Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies
This is a recipe for chocolate-dipped mint cookies, similar to the thin mint girl scout cookies.
mixing bowl, mixing spoon, rolling pin, cookie cutter, measuring cups/spoons, cookie tray, plastic wrap, spatula
Here is the recipe:
Chocolate Covered Chocolate Mint Cookies
Makes 30 cookies
Ingredients for cookies:
3 Tbsp butter
1 egg white
1/4 cup packed brown sugar
pinch of Baking Soda (1/16 of a tsp, but if you get more it is ok)
1/2 tsp salt
1/4 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup flour (plus 1/4 cup)
2 drops pure peppermint or mint oil (If using mint or peppermint extract it'll be about a 1/4 tsp if not more, as the extract is not as concentrated as the oil)
Ingredients for mint buttercream layer:
2 cup packed powdered sugar
4 Tbsp melted butter
2-3 drops pure peppermint oil (again you will need more if using extract instead of oil)
1/2 tsp milk
Ingredients for melted chocolate:
1 1/2 c milk chocolate chips
Step 1: Mix Cookie Dough
Combine all ingredients for cookie dough together. Add the extra 1/4 cup flour as needed, until dough is roll-able and not sticky at all.
Step 2: Roll Cookie Dough
Flour the surface of a clean counter and use a rolling pin to roll the dough very thin.
Step 3: Cut Cookie Dough
Use a cookie cutter to cut rolled dough into desired shapes.
Step 4: Bake
Bake at 325 F for 4-7 minutes on a greased cookie sheet, or until cookies have firmed (for crunchier cookies let them cook a bit longer). Remove from oven and cool completely.
Step 5: Mix Mint Buttercream
Mix mint buttercream ingredients together (with a spoon, and then by hand) until frosting dough becomes thick, you may need more powdered sugar.
Step 6: Roll Mint Buttercream Frosting
Spread powered sugar on a clean counter top and use a rolling pin to roll out the frosting-dough to 1/4″ thick.
Step 7: Cut Mint Buttercream Frosting
Use the same cookie cutter that you used to cut the cookies, and cut frosting-dough into your chosen shape(s) and place on top of cooled cookies.
Step 8: Melt Chocolate
Place chocolate chips into microwave-safe glass bowl. Heat chocolate for 1 minute in microwave and stir. Continue to heat for 30 second intervals until chunks are gone.
Step 9: Dip Cookies
There are two ways to cover the cookies in melted chocolate. The first way is to dip them one side at a time in melted chocolate.
The second way is to use a spoon to place a spoonful of melted chocolate on top of a cookie. Use the spoon to spread the chocolate evenly over the cookies surface and sides.
Allow cookies to dry on a piece of plastic wrap. Place cookies in the refrigerator, or freezer to let the chocolate set.