Just Like Girl Scout Thin Mints

Posted by on March 31, 2009 in Blog | 0 comments

thinmintChocolate 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.

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