Homemade Thin Mints

Seriously, these might be the best things I’ve ever put in my mouth. Ever. WOW. They’re really easy and don’t even take a lot of time other than for dipping. I got the recipe off of Top Secret Recipes. I only made half the recipe, because I certainly don’t want/need 100+ of these babies lying around.

Chocolate Wafer

1 package chocolate fudge cake mix
3 T shortening, melted
½ cup cake flour, measured and then sifted
1 egg
3 T water

Coating
2 1/2 – 12 ounce bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
5 T shortening
3/4 t peppermint extract

Combine cookie ingredients in a bowl, adding water a bit at a time until everything is well combined. Refrigerate for at least 2 hours.

Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough out to 1/16 of an inch. If you’re thinking “this might be a tad too thick” chances are you might need to go even thinner. Think super thin, crispy wafer. Cut out using the top of a spice jar lid, or another 1 ½” circle.

Place on a cookie sheet lightly sprayed with cooking spray, and bake cookies for 10 minutes. You can put them close together, as they puff up and not out.

(before and after baking )

Remove from sheet at once and let cool on wire rack.

Place all ingredients for coating in a microwaveable bowl and cook for 90 seconds. Take out and stir well. Micro in 30 second increments until mix is smooth and well combined. Use candy tools or forks to dip each wafer in coating, and shake off excess coating. Lay each cookie on a sheet of wax paper and place in fridge until hard.

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