It's that season! Have you seen them? The GIRL SCOUTS are out!
You know that's why they are so wildly popular, right? The cookies I mean. If you could get them in the grocery store year-round you wouldn't love them as much. They know what they're doing those Girl Scouts.
I personally have two favorites. Trefoils (shortbread) and Thin Mints. Can't decide. I guess it's best that Girl Scouts can't come to your door anymore. That's when I give in. For some reason when they are selling them in front of Target I can pass them up.
I made a combo cookie of my two faves. Take that Girl Scouts.
I will be expecting my patch in the mail any day now because these are truly amazing.
Chocolate Mint Shortbread Cookies
Makes ~2 dozen cookies
1 cup all purpose flour
1/4 cup high quality unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp salt
1/2 cup butter, softened
1 cup white sugar
1 large egg yolk
1/2 tsp pure mint extract
1 tsp pure vanilla extract
In a medium bowl, sift together flour, salt, and cocoa powder.
In a larger mixing bowl, beat together butter, sugar, egg yolk, and extracts. Spoon 1/2 of flour mixture into butter mixture and beat well. Add remaining flour mixture and beat until combined.
Place dough onto a clean surface and roll into a log, ~1 1/2" in diameter. Wrap tightly with plastic wrap and refrigerate for 30-60 minutes.
Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Slice dough log into ~1/4" slices and place on the paper-lined sheet. Bake for 20 minutes, or until slightly firm. Remove from oven and allow to cool prior to storage.
Glazing with melted dark chocolate is optional (but wonderful)!