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Thin Mint Cookies

Thin Mint Cookies

Ingredients:

  • 3/4 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour 
  • 3/4 cup unsweetened natural cocoa powder 
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • 1/8 teaspoon salt

Topping

  • 14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate, coarsely chopped
  • 1/2 teaspoon vegetable oil
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

Directions:

  1. Make the cookies: In a large bowl beat the butter for 1 minute on medium speed until completely smooth and creamy. Add the granulated sugar and beat on medium high speed until fluffy and light in color. Beat in the egg, vanilla extract, and peppermint extract on high speed. 
  2. Sift the flour and cocoa powder together in a medium bowl. Whisk in the baking powder and salt until combined. On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined.
  3. Divide the dough into 2 equal parts. Roll each portion out onto a piece of parchment to about 1/4″ thickness. Stack the pieces with parchment paper between, onto a baking sheet and refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  4. Once chilled, preheat oven to 350°F. Remove one of the dough pieces from the refrigerator and using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut in circles. Transfer the cut cookie dough to the prepared baking sheet. 
  5. Bake for 8 minutes– the cookies will still appear soft. 
  6. Once the cookies are cool, begin the topping: Melt the chopped chocolate and oil together in a double boiler. Once melted, stir in the peppermint extract. Dip each cooled cookie completely into the chocolate and use a fork to lift out.

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Crystal Plant

Crystal is a Red Seal Chef who currently resides with her Husband in the Ottawa Valley. She Is the Food Service Co-Ordinator for the Algonquin College Waterfront Campus. She studied Culinary Arts at George Brown and has taken her studies abroad to Italy. With a passion for local food, she strives to stick to a farm-to-table lifestyle. She enjoys spending time in nature with her husband and two dogs.

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