Fresh Mint Thins

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Recipe video made by Michelle Published on 06/30/2020, viewed by 399
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Try this gourmet version of a classic thin mint. The flavor in these comes from fresh mint, no extract needed!

What you will need

1/2 cup Butter

1/2 cup Sugar

1 Egg

1/2 tsp Vanilla Extract

1 1/2 cups AP Flour

1 1/2 tsp Baking Powder

1/8 tsp Salt

3 Tbsp Milk

1 cup Fresh Mint

12 oz Semisweet Chocolate Chips

1 Tbsp Shortening

(Nutritional facts 386 calories, 22.78 g fat, 44.25 g carbohydrates, 6.38 g protein, 129 mg cholesterol, 171 mg sodium)

How to cook

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Gather all ingredients.

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Portion all ingredients. Wash mint.

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Pick the mint leaves off of the stem.

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Finely chop the mint leaves.

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 and lightened in color.

Add the butter and sugar to the bowl of a stand mixer and beat until smooth and lightened in color.

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Separate the yolk from the white of the egg. Discard the white.

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lla extract.

Add just the yolk to the butter and sugar. Beat to combine and add the vanilla extract.

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Mix together the salt, baking powder and flour in a separate bowl.

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Beat in half the flour, then all of the milk.

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Mix in the remaining flour until just incorporated.

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Add the chopped mint and carefully fold it into the dough.

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ast 20 minutes.

Form the dough into a log and wrap with plastic wrap. Refrigerate for at least 20 minutes.

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Set oven to 350°F

When ready to bake, set oven to 350.

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. You can use a knife but it will squish the log a bit and make the shape more oval. Place cookies onto a prepared baking sheet.

Slice the cookie dough log into about 1/4 inch slices using floss or string. You can use a knife but it will squish the log a bit and make the shape more oval. Place cookies onto a prepared baking sheet.

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d the centers are set.

Bake at 350 for about 10 minutes or until the edges are slightly browned and the centers are set.

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 chocolate a bit of shine and keep it soft for dipping the cookies. Coconut oil will also work for this, but will affect the flavor a bit.

Once the chocolate is nearly melted, add the shortening. This will give the chocolate a bit of shine and keep it soft for dipping the cookies. Coconut oil will also work for this, but will affect the flavor a bit.

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on a parchment-lined pan to set.

Once the cookies are cooled, dip them halfway into the chocolate. Set back on a parchment-lined pan to set.

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