Choc thin mint biccies 1



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My grandmother has always made chocolate thin mints for special occasions so when I found her recipe I just had to share it with you.  Grandma would bake these on a friday and we would ice them after school, covering ourselves with the sticky chocolate icing.  This recipe is well worth trying for visitors or grandkids.



  • 1 and 1/4 cups of all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1/2 cup of butter, softened to room temperature
  • 1 cup of white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1/2 tsp of mint extract


  • 3 squares of chocolate, chopped finely
  • 1/4 cup of butter, softened to room temperature



  1. Beat together 1/2 cup of butter until it reaches a creamy texture. Add in the sugar and beat again until well mixed.
  2. Add the egg and mint extract and beat.
  3. Sift in the flour, cocoa and salt into a separate bowl. Add in half of the flour and mix, then add in the remaining flour and mix well.
  4. Split your dough into halves and roll into a cylinder shape so you can easily cut into circles for baking. Wrap each in waxed paper or glad wrap and freeze for approximately 5 hours.
  5. Preheat your oven to 175 degrees celsius, half an hour before baking.
  6. Remove the dough from the freezer and cut into individual biscuit circles (approximately half a cm in diameter is a good size).
  7. Place them onto a tray lined with baking paper about 3.5cm apart from each other as they will expand.
  8. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes and allow to cool on a wire rack.


  1. Melt 1/4 cup of butter and the chocolate squares in the microwave or stovetop.
  2. When the biscuits have finished cooling drizzle the chocolate over them and add a dusting of icing sugar if you have an extra sweet tooth.

*If you don’t like mint flavours you can make this recipe without the extract for delicious chocolate biscuits. 

Do you love chocolate and mint?

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  1. These biscuits look delicious and easy to make.

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