I have been married to a wonderful Christian man since 1976. The Lord has blessed us with two daughters and two sons. I consider each day the Lord gives me on the earth yet another chance to serve Him.

Friday, January 20, 2012

Chocolate Mint Cookies

I love mint and these cookies hit the spot. It's hard to limit yourself with this waferstyle cookie coated with mint-chocolate. It makes a lot, but then again, you may eat a lot of these. It's a little time consuming, but worth the effort. I personally think these taste a lot like the girl scout thin mints.

CHOCOLATE MINT COOKIES (makes about 8 dozen)

*1 (18.25 ounce) chocolate fudge cake mix
*4 tablespoons shortening, melted
*1/2 cup cake flour, sifted (measure before sifting)
*1 egg
*3-4 tablespoons water
*semi-sweet chocolate chips (3 bags)
*3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
*6 tablespoons shorting.

~In a large bowl, combine cake mix, melted shortening, flour, & egg.
~Add water a tablespoon at a time, until dough can be formed into a ball.
~Cover, and refrigerate for at least 2 hours.
~Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
~Roll out dough on a lightly floured clean service.
~Roll to about 1/16 inch. (very thin)
~Cut out dough with a 2 inch round cookie cutter.
~Place on a greased cookie sheet.
~Bake for 10 minutes and remove from oven and cookie sheet.
~Cool completely.
~Melt chocolate chips, shortening, & peppermint extract in a medium sauce pan over low heat.
~Stir until smooth and remove from heat.
~Poke cookie with a fork and dip into chocolate mixture.
~Let excess chocolate drip off into the pan.
~Place cookies on a waxed paper and refrigerate until cool & set.

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