Yield: About 34 cookies
Prep Time: 45 min
Cook Time: 12 min
These cookies resemble the Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies in both appearance and flavor.
1 cup all-purpose flour
1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/4 teaspoon salt
6 Tablespoons (3/4 stick) unsalted butter, at room temperature
1/2 cup granulated white sugar
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
12 ounces bittersweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
1/8 teaspoon salt
sprinkles or nonpareils, for decorating (optional)
1. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.
2. In a medium bowl, whisk together flour, cocoa, baking powder, and salt. Set aside.
3. Using an electric mixer, beat butter and sugar until light and fluffy. Beat in egg and vanilla. Gradually mix in flour mixture and mix just until combined.
4. Scoop out dough by the teaspoon and form balls; place on prepared baking sheets about 2 inches apart (they won't spread much). Dip the bottom of a glass in water, and flatten balls into 1 1/2-inch rounds (about 1/4-inch thick). Bake until slightly firm to the touch, 8 to 10 minutes, rotating sheets halfway through. Immediately transfer cookies to a wire rack to cool completely. Keep parchment on baking sheets.
5. Make chocolate coating: Place chocolate, peppermint extract and salt in a glass microwave-proof pyrex bowl or measuring cup. Heat in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring every 30 seconds, until chocolate is smooth and hot. Remove from microwave and set next to parchment lined baking sheets.
6. Dipping cookies: Set each cookie across the tines of a fork, dunk in chocolate. Tap the underside of the fork on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off and create a smooth top. Gently place cookies on baking sheet, and decorate with sprinkles (if desired).
7. Refrigerate until chocolate has hardened, about 30 minutes, and keep chilled until ready to serve.
*These may be frozen.
Source: RecipeGirl.com (Adapted from Everyday Food)