Tuesday, March 02, 2010

Baking: Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

After the boys consumed two boxes of the famous Girl Scout thin mint cookies in two days, I found this recipe to try. It is not quite the same but they are good with coffee and very easy to make.

1 box Devil's Food Cake Mix
2 eggs
2 Tbl. water
2 Tbl. Cooking oil
1/2 cup cocoa
1 pkg. Chocolate chips- 2 cups
3 drops mint extract

Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, oil, and cocoa. You will need to blend this together well. This will be a very sticky mess. Let this stand for 20 minutes, and then shape into very small 1/2 inch balls. Place these balls on a cookie sheet 2 inches apart, and smash down flat. you will need to spray a large spoon of a flat bottom glass with Pam to keep the dough from sticking and to make them flat. Bake for 8 minutes. Let cool until they reach room temperature.
Heat the chocolate chips in either a microwave or in a double boiler. When completely melted add a couple drops of the mint extract.
You can either spread the melted chocolate on the cookies, or you can dip the cookies into the chocolate.

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