Homemade Thin Mints

Posted on March 19, 2010. Filed under: Chocolate, Cookies, Desserts |

Say hello to my second batch of homemade girl scout cookies, HELLO!!

Last week I posted Samoas/Caramel DeLites, my FAVORITE!

This year I decided no more buying girl scout cookies. They are pumped with chemicals and preservatives, hence the waxy coating on the outside. And they are cookies, just cookies. Which means I can for sure make them. And thin mints don’t seem that hard. Cookies and chocolate coating, not too difficult. So I went exploring for a thin mint recipe. I didn’t have to go far before I found one on 101 Cookbooks. Of course Heidi has made them! She makes great vegetarian recipes and also desserts so I knew it was a trusted recipe.

In the recipe it says to roll out the dough on a floured surface and use a cookie cutter to cut out circles. I got lazy (I really just hate cleaning up paste-y flour from my counter tops). So I divided the dough into 2 balls. Rolled each ball into a log about 1 1/2 inches thick and wrapped it in plastic wrap and put it in the freezer for about an hour. Then I just cut slices of the log to make the cookie disks.
*When you do this, roll the log every 2 or 3 slices. This will prevent 1 edge of the cookies from becoming flat. It will help keep a rounded log/cookie.

No, the cookies weren’t all the exact size or perfectly round like a true thin mint or like they would be if I used cookie cutters. But let’s be honest, we eat these things by the dozen so we don’t even have time to notice the small imperfections. Well, at least I don’t If I was giving these away as a gift to someone, I may take the time to roll them out and use a cookie cutter. But for the purpose of quickly inhaling them because they smell so wonderful, perfection is obsolete.

Recipe From 101 Cookbooks

Just go to her website and follow the directions exactly. When it comes to the part where you can roll the dough in a ball and place it in the freezer, this is when you can roll it into the log and freeze it for slicing. Either way, these cookies will fill your house with a fantastic chocolate, butter, mint aroma. To-Die-For!!!!

Oh, and my pictures suck. I have become so much better at food photography. Not to be confused though, I am by NO MEANS calling myself a good photographer. I have just improved.

For how impressive these are in taste, the pictures sure don’t capture it. But oh well, what can I do? Oh, I can make them again, REAL soon and take better pictures. Done and Done!


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