I spent this afternoon writing and perfecting my very own GF Thin Mint Cookie recipe. I'm ecstatic that the outcome was very, very, very successful! These GF Thin Mint Cookies are AMAZING, FANTASTIC, DELICIOUS, and as good as gluten! Actually, as good as Girl Scouts! You'll have to try my recipe for yourself to truly understand my overwhelming joy!
·½ cup butter, softened
·¾ cup sugar
·½ tsp peppermint extract
·1 cup GF all-purpose flour
·½ tsp xanthan gum
·½ cup cocoa powder
·¼ tsp salt
·½ tsp baking soda
Chocolate Coating Ingredients:
·1 bag (12 oz) mint chocolate chips
·2 TBS butter
Preheat oven to 350˚. In a stand mixer, beat butter until creamy. Add sugar and beat until well mixed. Beat in egg and peppermint extract. In a separate bowl, stir together flour, xanthan gum, cocoa powder, salt, and baking soda. Gradually add flour mixture into stand mixer, beating well after each addition.
Shape dough into two cylinders (1 ½ inches in diameter). Wrap each cylinder with plastic wrap and freeze for ½ hour.
Remove cookie dough from freezer and slice into ¼ inch thick cookies. Place cookies onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper. Bake 10-12 minutes, or until cookies are firm at the edges. Cool cookies completely on a wire rack.
Once cool, melt mint chocolate chips and butter together in a microwave-safe bowl (stir frequently). Dip cookies into chocolate coating and let dry on parchment paper.
Yield: About 60 cookies. (Freeze some right away and hope they last longer than a few days! I have some in my freezer that I hope survive the next two weeks so I can share with my parents and siblings on my next trip home!)