Well yesterday I put my hand to a Homemade Mint Thins recipe I found. They didn't exactly turn out looking like they were 'supposed' to, but I much prefer this 'Tegan version' (mostly because the biscuits are much bigger - hello hips!).
Here's the super easy recipe and some mouth-watering chocolatey photos..
1 ½ cups flour
¾ cups unsweeted cocoa
¼ tsp baking soda
1 ¾ stick butter
1 cup sugar
3 tbsp milk
½ tsp vanilla
1 ½ tsp mint extract
1 cup chocolate chips
1 tsp mint extract
- Mix together flour, cocoa salt and baking soda.
- In a separate bowl, cream butter until smooth. Add sugar and beat for one minute.
- Add milk, vanilla and mint. Beat for an additional minute. Slowly add the dry ingredients while still beating.
- Once mixture is well-combined and resembles small pebbles, use your hands to form into a ball. Roll the dough into a log and wrap in waxed paper. Chill for 2 hours.
- Slice into thin rounds and place on grease-proof paper. Bake at 180ºC for 12-15min.
- Melt chocolate in bowl set in simmering water, and add mint.
- Once cookies have cooled and become crispy, coat their tops in chocolate by dipping them or smearing with an icing knife (I had some trouble here - I'd advise melting the chocolate completely before adding the mint extract, rather than adding it and then melting).
(Recipe source: http://mingmakescupcakes.yolasite.com/)