Just Like Girl Scout Thin Mints
Chocolate Cookie Ingredients:
- 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package fudge cake mix
- 3 tablespoons shortening, melted
- 1/2 cup cake flour, measured then sifted
- 1 egg
- 3 tablespoons water
Chocolate Coating Ingredients:
- 3 (12 ounce) bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 6 tablespoons shortening
Combine the cookie ingredients in a large bowl, adding the water a little bit at a time until the dough forms. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a portion of the dough to just under 1/16 of an inch thick. To cut, use a lid from a spice container with a 1 1/2-inch diameter. Arrange the cut dough rounds on a cookie sheet that is sprayed with a light coating on non-stick spray. Bake for 10 minutes.
Remove the wafers from the oven and cool completely. Combine chocolate chips with peppermint extract and shortening in a large microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl. Heat on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, stir gently, then heat for an addition minute. Stir once again, and if chocolate is not a smooth consistency, continue to zap in microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth.
Dip each wafer in the chocolate, gently shaking off excess, then place the cookies side-by-side on a wax paper-lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm.