Jun 5, 2013 16:39 Chocolate Mint Cookies Chocolate Mint Cookies Photo by Cynthia L. Nobles -- If you like Girl Scouts Thin Mints, you'll love these Chocolate Mint Cookies. Cynthia L. Nobles June 05, 2013 Comments Advocate-tested recipe Chocolate Mint Cookies Makes 120 cookies. Recipe is by Cynthia L. Nobles. 31/2 cups cake flour 1/2 cup cocoa powder 2 tsps. baking soda 1 tsp. iodized salt 2 cups sugar 1 stick unsalted butter, softened 1 large egg 3 tbls. water 30 ozs. semisweet chocolate chips 5 tbls. vegetable shortening 3/4 tsp. peppermint extract 1. Sift together flour, cocoa powder, baking soda and salt and set aside. 2. In a mixing bowl, beat sugar and butter on medium-high speed until light and fluffy, about 4 minutes. Beat in egg. On low speed, blend in flour mixture and water. Form into a ball, wrap in plastic and chill 1/2 hour. 3. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Working with half of dough at a time, between two sheets of wax paper, roll dough 1/4-inch thick. Cut out rounds with a 11/2-inch round cookie cutter. Reroll scraps and cut more cookies. 4. Place 1/2 inch apart on an ungreased cookie sheet. Bake 10 minutes. Remove from oven and cool on cookie sheet 1 minute. Cool completely on a rack. 5. Make mint coating by melting chocolate chips and shortening in a double boiler or in the microwave. When completely melted, stir in peppermint extract. 6. Using a fork, dip each cooled cookie in mint coating. Shake off excess coating, place on parchment paper and refrigerate until firm.