Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

This recipe for Homemade Thin Mint Cookies is a copycat thin mint cookies recipe that you will love. This homemade cookies recipe for thin mint cookies is just like the popular boxed mint cookies that everyone knows and loves. The homemade cookies are a chocolate sugar cookie dough that is covered with a peppermint coating of creamy peppermint chocolate. The chocolate drizzle over the top of the cookie makes this homemade cookies recipe even better. Once you make this homemade cookies recipe, you will want to make them again and again as they are even so much tastier than the boxed cookies. Some of the ingredients in this chocolate coating recipe include quality semi-sweet chocolate, canola oil, and peppermint extract. Most of the ingredients for this easy to make homemade cookies idea are ingredients you most likely have already in your pantry. To make this cookie recipe all you need is a sifter to sift the flour and the cocoa powder for the recipe, so there are no lumps and a two-inch round cookie cutter. Peppermint is one of the oldest and most popular flavors of mint confectionery recipes and is also often used in tea recipes and for flavoring ice cream. You will also find peppermint flavored confectionery, chewing gum, and toothpaste. Peppermint can also be found in some soaps, shampoos, and skin care products.

Cocoa powder is what makes this copycat homemade cookies recipe so chocolaty. Cocoa powder is just one of the amazing food ingredients that are derived from the cacao seeds. Cocoa powder, when added to this simple pudding recipe, is what gives the pudding it's chocolate flavor. Cocoa Powder is sold as natural cocoa powder and is the result of separating cocoa solids and Cocoa Butter. Cocoa powder gives an intense chocolate taste and comes in Dutch-processed which is alkalized or natural cocoa varieties. Natural cocoa powder is lighter brown in color, with a stronger more pronounced chocolate flavor. Cocoa powder is slightly acidic, so it usually works best to use natural cocoa powder in recipes that call for baking soda. Cocoa powder is also used to make hot chocolate recipe and no-bake cookie recipes. Alkalized cocoa powder is darker in color and less acidic, and has a milder chocolate taste than lighter cocoa powder. When making recipes that use baking powder alkalized cocoa powder is recommended. Butter has a way of making the recipe creamy and rich and as we all know is made of solid dairy products by churning fresh or fermented milk or cream, to separate the butterfat from the buttermilk. Butter has commonly been used as a spread on plain or toasted bread products and as a condiment on cooked vegetables, as well as in cooking, such as baking, sauce recipes, and pan frying but now many people are switching from this dairy product and substituting virgin coconut oil and virgin olive oils for cooking and baking and breaking away from using butter for everything.

Thank you to Sally for sharing this homemade cookies recipe for copycat thin mint cookies on the "Sally Baking Addiction" recipe site. This is just one of the homemade cookies recipe ideas you will find on this site. Sally is the creator of this recipe blog and a self-proclaimed baking addict. She enjoys taking photos, writing, running and baking. She started the site after college as a way to share her recipes that she baked on weekends, and it became her full-time job in 2013. Some of the recipes on the site include appetizer recipes, bread recipes, cake recipes, cookie recipes, cupcake recipes, drink recipes, gluten recipes, no-bake recipes and more. You will cake recipes, homemade cookies and so much more. *

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