Delicate Mint Thins

minty gift to bring to a dinner party
Delicate Mint Thins
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Ingredients

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1/2 cup Butter softened
1/2 cup Sugar
1 Egg yolks large
1/2 tsp Vanilla extract
1-1/2 cups All-purpose flour
1-1/2 tsp Baking powder
1/8 tsp Salt
3 tbsp Milk 2%
1 cup Fresh mint finely chopped
1-2/3 cups Chocolate chips semisweet
1 tbsp Shortening

Nutritional information

64
calories
4g
fat
8g
carbohydrate
1g
protein
9mg
cholesterol
35mg
sodium
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    This is such a fun recipe to make. Delicate Mint Thins are a crunchy mint flavored cookie dipped in chocolate. I make a batch of these any time I am invited to a dinner party and I put them in a cute box for the host. They are the perfect accompaniment for an after dinner coffee.

    Lots of mint thin recipes use peppermint extract for the mint flavor but I find it can be a bit overpowering. I prefer to take a more subtle approach and use freshly chopped mint which you can see speckled through the cookie when it’s cooked.

    The first thing I do is make the minty cookies – using standard cookie ingredients but with added mint. The cookie dough requires 2 hours refrigeration time so make sure you factor that in. Once cool, I decorate the baked cookies with chocolate. This is where I really start to have fun with this recipe – I never decorate these in the same way twice. Sometimes I cover them completely in chocolate, sometimes I dip half of each cookie in the chocolate to show some of the minty flecked cookie (this is the decorating technique I describe in this recipe but it’s up to you – let your imagination run wild!)

    To make Delicate Mint Thins, you will need the following ingredients:

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    So, how to make Delicate Mint Thins?

    Steps

    1
    Done
    5

    Cream the butter and sugar

    Beat the butter and sugar together in a large bowl until light and fluffy.

    2
    Done
    5

    Add egg yolk and vanilla

    Add the egg yolk and vanilla and beat well to combine.

    3
    Done
    1

    Mix the dry ingredients

    In a separate bowl, mix the flour, baking powder and salt.

    4
    Done
    5

    Alternate adding flour mixture and milk

    Alternate adding the flour mixture and milk to the creamed ingredients. Beat well after each addition.

    5
    Done
    1

    Add mint

    Stir in the chopped fresh mint.

    6
    Done
    2h

    Chill the cookie dough

    Shape the cookie dough into two 8 inch rolls. Wrap each one in plastic and chill in the refrigerator for 2 hours or until firm.

    7
    Done
    3

    Cut into cookies

    Unwrap the cookie dough rolls and cut into ¼ inch slices.

    8
    Done
    30

    Bake

    Preheat the oven to 350 °F. Place the cookies 1 inch apart on lightly greased baking sheets. Bake for 8-12 minutes or until the edges are golden. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow to cool on wire racks.

    9
    Done
    40

    Prepare the chocolate coating and decorate

    Melt chocolate chips and shortening in a microwave or in a bowl over a pot of hot water. Stir the melted mixture until smooth. Dip each cookie into the chocolate halfway. Allow excess to drip off and place the cookies on waxed paper until they’ve set.

    10
    Done

    Serve

    These cookies are best served with tea or coffee after dinner.

    Looking for a great homemade gift to bring to a dinner party? Look no further, these Delicate Mint Thins make the perfect gift! Try them and tag #cookmerecipes in your baking posts!

    Jelena is an interior designer and young mom! As a busy working mom, her time is precious so she’s always looking for a quick and efficient way to get things done. Jelena is very creative, but has a strong practical side. She loves trying new things and travels a lot, especially around Europe. The kitchen is Jelena’s safe space, where she can let her creative side out and dedicate herself to her favorite hobby - cooking!

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    Athina

    Yummy-yummy! I love it!

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