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Chocolate-Mint Wafers

by Christa on January 2, 2010

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This post is long over-due! Christmas, my boyfriend’s birthday, and New Years made for a busy couple of weeks. But just to reassure you all… I was in the kitchen baking every single day. (So the world can keep turning!)
Any who… this is my most recent obsession: Chocolate Mint Wafers, courtesy of Ms. Martha Stewart herself.

 

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Chocolate Mint Wafers:

Ingredients:
1/2 cup unsalted butter, room temperature
1/2 cup sugar
1 egg, room temperature
1 cup cocoa powder
1/2 cup plus 2 tablespoons all-purpose flour
1.2 cup heavy cream
6 ounces semisweet chocolate
2 or 3 drops peppermint oil or 1/2 tsp. pure peppermint extract

Directions:
1. Cream the butter and sugar until completely smooth, about 3 minutes. Add the egg and continue mixing until well combined.
2. Add flour and cocoa powder to batter, mix until combined, scraping down sides of bowl once. Divide dough in half wrap each half in plastic. Flatten each ball until a disk; chill until firm, at least 1 hour.
3. Heat the oven to 350. Line baking sheets with parchment.
4. Lightly sprinkle a clean work surface with confectioners’ sugar. Roll out dough to 1/8 inch thickness. Using a 2 inch cookie cutter, cut and transfer to prepared baking sheets. (I used a heart-shaped cookie cutter, simply because I love hearts!) Bake for 12-13 minutes.
5. Bring cream to a boil in a small saucepan set over medium-high heat. Chop chocolate finely and add to hot cream. Sire until chocolate has melted and mixture is smooth. Add peppermint oil. Remove from heat; let ganache cool slightly, 10-15 minutes.
6. Transfer ganache to a plastic bag and cut off one corner at an angle/ Pipe about a tespoon onto the center of half of the wafers. Top with the remaining wafers. Chill the assembled cookies until firm, about 10 minutes. Store in an airtight container up to 2 days.

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Amy O'Kane January 3, 2010 at 3:35 pm

your mini's are so darn cute! lovely picture.

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Leslie January 3, 2010 at 6:53 pm

mmm..chocolate and mint..my favorite combo. Happy Birthday to your man!

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Bob January 3, 2010 at 7:32 pm

Chocolate and mint are one of the best combos. Hope you had a good holiday!

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cookies and cups January 4, 2010 at 1:24 pm

very pretty little cookies!

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teresa January 4, 2010 at 8:16 pm

this is such a great combo, i love chocolate mint anything, delicious!

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Eliana January 4, 2010 at 8:29 pm

These amazing little cookies look incredible!!!!

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Adam January 5, 2010 at 2:02 am

I was waiting for something fresh and clean like that. Nice job, it must of taken a steady hand to cut and sandwich them all perfect like that šŸ™‚

Happy New Year!

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Monica H January 5, 2010 at 6:49 am

those are so pretty and perfect for Valentine's day too!

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Grace January 5, 2010 at 11:41 am

chocolate, mint, AND heart shapes–you're three for three with these. what a great little treat (of which i could eat ten at a time)! :

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Cheryl January 5, 2010 at 6:51 pm

Those look yummy and would be great for Valentines day! Thanks for sharing!

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theUngourmet January 6, 2010 at 4:54 am

Those are so pretty! I agree with Cheryl, perfect for Valentine's Day!

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Sophie January 6, 2010 at 4:44 pm

mmmmm,…these filled cookies look so pretty & so festive too,…very tempting as well!

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Alsurdelsur "Reme" January 6, 2010 at 7:08 pm

Preciosas galletas, que tengas Feliz aƱo.

Saludos

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Bridgett January 7, 2010 at 3:41 am

These would be instantly addictive for me! My favorite flavor combo of all time.

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Pam January 7, 2010 at 4:58 pm

They are so pretty! I would eat way too many of these beauties.

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megan January 8, 2010 at 1:43 am

Beautiful picture! They look so pretty. I'm saving this recipe for Valentine's Day, and I'm going to make heart-shaped ones too! they really are cute, and chocolate and mint is one of my favorite combinations šŸ™‚

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Sara Tea January 8, 2010 at 8:01 am

thanks so much for the comment! i'm so glad you found my blog because it led me to yours! i'm paging through and literally drooling. you're stuff is fabulous! look forward to baking along soon!

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Roseiro.Pedro January 8, 2010 at 1:18 pm

Hey, thank you very much for your kind comment in my blog.
I been around your blog and website, and everything is absolutely amazing. Everything looked baked to perfection.
Even tho baking is not on my strenghts list, i will be checking your blog constantly to learn more from you.

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Jennie January 8, 2010 at 3:10 pm

These are so pretty! I agree with Megan, these would make a great Valentine's Day recipe!
Thanks for sharing!

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Megan January 9, 2010 at 1:29 am

These are adorable and sound so tasty! I love making mini baked goods too. Thanks for stopping by my blog!

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Claire (Culinarygoddess.com) January 9, 2010 at 6:01 pm

just found your blog and love it! mmm and chocolate-mint wafers, so good. now if only I could have those for breakfast….:)

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Sook January 10, 2010 at 6:02 pm

Way cute!! I bet they taste wonderful too!

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muffinsareuglycupcakes January 10, 2010 at 11:11 pm

hi christa! great blog šŸ™‚
ah chocolate mint wafers.
reminds me of girl guide cookies. mmm.
bet they taste awesome!

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Maria January 11, 2010 at 1:52 am

I love these!

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Paul Wynn January 11, 2010 at 5:12 am

Wow those can really steal a girls heart can they? Valentine present is officially done!

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Sue (Someone's Mom) January 12, 2010 at 2:48 am

Yummy! I can see I'm going to like your blog. I love to bake too…but, once the kids moved out and it was just the 2 of us, it became a bit more difficult for me. My husband isn't much of a sweet eater (unless you count Little Debbie Oatmeal Sandwiches-which are not food) and I am! I try to limit myself a little bit these days…but not all the time!

Thanks for visiting me!

Sue

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Cristie January 12, 2010 at 4:45 pm

These are darling. Love the size. Did you try freezing them by any chance? or did they disapear to quickly to give that a try?

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Joanne January 12, 2010 at 6:48 pm

Thanks so much for stopping by my blog! All of the goodies you've got on here look amazing! Chocolate and mint are perfect together. Can't ever go wrong there.

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Joanna January 13, 2010 at 5:33 am

I absolutely love your blog and have nominated it for The Sunshine Award. šŸ™‚

http://bakedbyjoanna.blogspot.com/2010/01/sunshine-award.html

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Mireya January 13, 2010 at 8:14 pm

These cookies are so cute!!

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Debbi Smith January 13, 2010 at 11:54 pm

Your cookies and treats look delicious!! So glad you found my blog. The apple and butternut squash recipe is actually better than the cheesy one. Super sweet! Thanks.

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Isabelle February 5, 2010 at 3:53 pm

These are so adorable! I love mint. I'll have to bookmark this recipe!

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