- Show someone you care by making these sweet treats. Who wouldn’t love a heart shaped thin mint? Besides the fact that it is a sweet gesture, it also shows that you now know the secret recipe. Make them for your Valentine or treat yourself because you know you deserve it!
- 1 cup butter, softened
- 2 cup white sugar
- 2 egg
- 1 1/2 tsp mint extract
- 2 1/2 cups all purpose flour
- 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
- 1/2 tsp salt
- 1 pound dark chocolate, finely chopped
- 1 tsp (or more) peppermint extract
- In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until mixed well. Beat in eggs one at a time, then the mint extract.
- Sift flour, cocoa, and salt together into a small bowl. Add flour mixture by halves into creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
- Divide dough in half. Place into plastic zip top bags, flatten out, and freeze for 30 minutes.
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees
- Allow to thaw for a few minutes and roll out dough. Cut into desired shapes and place on cookie sheets about 1.5 inches apart. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.
- Melt 3/4 of the chocolate in a double boiler. When melted, remove from heat, and peppermint extract, and stir. Stir in remaining chocolate until melted. Dip cookies, making sure to evenly coat both sides and tap off excess. Allow to dry on a Silpat, parchment paper, or any other non-stick surface.
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Meg Pyron - commented on Feb. 9, 2013
There is a misprint.... What happens to the other 1/2 c butter?
Zoe Krylova - commented on Feb. 14, 2013
i am just seeing the misprint now as well, as i begin to make these treats. does the other 1/2 cup of butter belong somewhere, or should the recipe call for just 1/2 cup?