Loving Life and Liberty (amolibertas) wrote in vegancooking,
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!!!Thin Mints Cookies!!

Those darn delicious Girl Scout Cookies-- my siren? the Thin Mints. I wanted them.

I needed them.

They weren't Vegan.

Google turned up this recipe, which I modified just a tad to match what I had.

The cookie base:
1 package Duncan Hines Family Style Brownies: Chewy Fudge
3 Tablespoons vegetable shortening, melted
1/2 cup cake flour, measured then sifted well
3 Tablespoons water
non stick cooking spray
2 1/2 TBSP ground flax with 3 TBSP water

Coating:
3 Tablespoons shortening
16 oz of your favorite vegan chocolate (I used Ghiradelli semi sweet chips)
2 teaspoon peppermint extract (wanted extra minty)

Preparations:
Combine all cookie ingredients in a bowl except water...add water a little at a time to make a dough. Chill 2 hours in fridge. Heat oven 350. Roll out dough on floured surface until thin about 1/8-1/16 inch. Cut in desired shape (the smaller the better tasting). A shot glass works well. Spray cookie sheet with cooking spray. Bake cookies 10 minutes. Remove and let cool COMPLETELY!!

Fudge coating: Combine chocolate (already broken up) with peppermint and shortening in a microwave safe GLASS bowl (plastic makes it taste funny). Heat on medium power for 2 minutes. Stir. Heat one more minute on medium. Stir and continue with short heating until smooth.

Dip the cookies one at a time with a long prong fork, or wide slotted spoon...this is messy so be careful. Lay the coated cookies on wax paper covered cookie sheet. refrigerate until firm.

My comments and tips:
I had something bigger than a shot glass, so it was more like 65 cookies than 100. Though it'd be neat to make little mini bites of this cookie, sounds kind of more time consuming. The dough is very delicate when you roll it out-- don't bother trying to move it too much till you cut out the smaller chunks. My first batch was more crispy than I remember the Girl Scout cookie version, so I baked more at 7-8 minutes rather than the 10 for the following batches(only have one cookie sheet). However, if you wished to make them thicker, like the GS version, the 10 minutes is most likely right. I ended up with more chocolate than I needed, so perhaps less oz? of course, I only wanted a thin coating. Go with your preference.

My thoughts? perfect. They are just as I remember them. and probably much cheaper, although just as unhealthy!


Original Recipe:
http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/member/views/VEGAN-DAIRY-FREE-THIN-MINT-COOKIES-1245653#ixzz0kpspYUDv
Tags: desserts-cookies-chocolate
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