Saturday, August 9, 2014

Thick Mint Cookies

Thick Mint Cookies
Recipe from: makebetterfood
Image Credit:  Kevin
Thick Mint Cookies

“These thick, delicious cookies are what you would get if you combined a Thin Mint cookie with an Oreo. They take a bit of effort, but are well worth it.” Kevin

Ingredients and directions:

2¾ cup flour

1¼ cup Dutch process cocoa powder

½ teaspoon sea salt

In a large bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa powder, and salt. Set aside.

2 cups powdered sugar

1 cup (2 sticks) butter, softened

½ cup dark brown sugar

1 tablespoon vanilla extract

In a large bowl, mix together powdered sugar, butter, brown sugar, and vanilla extract with an 
electric hand mixer until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes.

2 eggs

Add eggs to bowl and beat until combined.

Reserved flour-cocoa mixture

Add half of reserved flour-cocoa mixture and beat until just combined. Scrape down sides of 
bowl with a spatula and repeat with remaining half.

Divide dough in half and roll in flat discs. Wrap with plastic wrap or parchment paper and chill in the fridge until cool and dough has stiffened, at least 30 minutes.

Remove dough from fridge. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line two baking sheets with parchment 

Roll dough out until a 1/4-inch thick. Cut out cookies with a 2-inch round cutter. Place on 
prepared baking sheets. There should be 48 cut out cookies. When complete, place baking 
sheets in fridge to chill again for 15 minutes.

Bake at 350°F until cookies are firm to the touch, about 9 minutes. Remove from oven and let 
cool for 10 minutes. Transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely, about 2 hours.

Mint Cream Filling:

½ cup (1 stick) butter, softened

1 teaspoon peppermint extract

In a medium bowl, use an electric hand mixer to cream butter and peppermint extract until fluffy, 
about 3 minutes.

3 cups powdered sugar

Add powdered sugar in 1 cup increments, mixing with electric hand mixer until combined. Beat 
until mixture is light and fluffy.

2 drops green food gel coloring (optional)

If desired, add a few drop of green food gel coloring to give cream filling a light green mint 
color. Beat well until combined.

Assembly and Coating

Take one of the cooled cookies and place 1 tablespoon of cream filling on it. Top with a 
second cookie and gently push together until filling comes to edges of cookies. Reserve 
assembled cookie on a baking sheet and repeat with remaining cookies. There should be 24 
sandwich cookies.

2 cups semi-sweet chocolate chips

½ cup (1 stick) butter

In a double boiler with simmering water, combine chocolate chips and butter. Stir until 
completely melted and smooth. Remove mixture from heat.

Set a wire rack over parchment paper (and perhaps over your baking sheets). Using two forks 
pick up each cookie and gently drop it into the melted chocolate mixture. Using forks turn 
cookie over twice to completely coat in chocolate. Pick up with fork and let excess chocolate 
drip off. Place on wire rack. Repeat with remaining cookies.

Let cookies rest until chocolate coating has hardened, about 6 hours. You can help speed up 
the process by placing cookies (still on wire rack) in the fridge to chill.

Store in an airtight container. Cookies will keep for up to 3 days at room temperature or a week in the fridge.

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