How to Make Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

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How to Make Homemade Thin Mint Cookies Recipe
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1
Gather your ingredients.

Gather your ingredients.

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Beat 3/4 cups of butter for one minute, until completely smooth and creamy.

Beat 3/4 cups of butter for one minute, until completely smooth and creamy.

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3
Add 1 cup of granulated sugar. Continue to beat on a medium high speed until fluffy.

Add 1 cup of granulated sugar. Continue to beat on a medium high speed until fluffy.

4
Beat in one large egg, vanilla extract, and pepper extract on high speed.

Beat in one large egg, vanilla extract, and pepper extract on high speed.

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Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until combined.

Whisk together the flour, cocoa powder, baking powder and salt until combined.

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On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined.

On low speed, slowly mix into the wet ingredients until combined.

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Roll out the dough on parchment to about a 1/4 thickness.

Roll out the dough on parchment to about a 1/4 thickness.

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Refrigerate for at least an hour. This step is *NOT* optional! When ready, preheat the oven to 350 degrees.

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Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut into circles and transfer to a prepared baking sheet.

Using a 2-inch round cookie cutter, cut into circles and transfer to a prepared baking sheet.

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Bake for 8 minutes (until cookies appear soft). Remember to rotate halfway through the bake time.

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While you're waiting, make the cookie topping! Mix together chocolate and oil using a double boiler. Once melted, add the peppermint extract.

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Dip each cooled cookie completely into the chocolate and use a fork to lift out. Return to baking sheet and chill in refrigerator to help the chocolate set.

Dip each cooled cookie completely into the chocolate and use a fork to lift out. Return to baking sheet and chill in refrigerator to help the chocolate set.

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