Wholemeal Chocolate Mint Thins
Sweet Treats, Yummy Recipes

Curing Your Chocolate Cravings Fast : Wholemeal Chocolate and Mint Thins


Sometimes I discover myself in desperate need of a chocolate fix and racing to the shops to buy some sounds painfully long and drawn out.  These babies are not only quick and easy to make but they have no egg in them so you can totally “taste test” the batter (hooray!) without fear of making yourself ill (yeah, I’d totally taste the batter either way but pregnant ladies, young children and the elderly can go ahead and eat this batter to their heart’s content without fear of salmonella!).  I love that they require only a few ingredients that I’m bound to have on hand and in a few simple steps we have something tasty and not too naughty to snack on.  You can use ordinary All Purpose flour if you don’t have wholemeal flour on hand and leave the vanilla and peppermint out if you don’t like them or have just run out.

Recipe makes about 20 Cookies, depending on how big you make them

Wholemeal Chocolate Mint Thins

Ingredients

250g (1 cup + 2 Tablespoons) of Butter, softened

100g (1/2 cup) of Caster (Superfine) Sugar

2 teaspoons of Peppermint Essence (optional)

1 teaspoon of Vanilla Extract (optional)

50g (7 Tablespoons) of Unsweetened Cocoa Powder

250g (2 cups) of Plain/All Purpose Wholemeal Flour


Pre heat your oven to 190 C /375 F and line two trays with baking paper

In a large bowl beat the softened butter and caster sugar until pale and fluffy

Stir the peppermint essence and vanilla extract into the butter and sugar mixture until combined

Add in the flour and the cocoa powder, stir through and then beat until combined (should take about a minute)

Take about a dessert spoon’s worth (or less) of batter, roll into a ball with the palms of your hands and place on your lined baking tray

I fit about 8 cookies on each tray and they did expand a little but pulled apart easily

I had two trays on the go, one in the oven and one in waiting for the first batch to finish

With a fork gently press your cookies flat

Wholemeal Chocolate Mint Thins

If you’d like a bit of salty-sweet flavour going on then sprinkle a pinch of coarse sea salt on top of each cookie (I found it easier to sprinkle before flattening as it pushed the salt in a little, but whatever works for you)

Wholemeal Chocolate Mint Thins

Place in the centre of your pre-heated oven and bake for 10 minutes.  They should still be soft when you pull them out, they’ll harden up as they cool

Allow to cool on the tray for 5 minutes before transferring to a cooling rack.  If yours are still too fragile to move after 5 minutes then leave them on the tray a little longer

Wholemeal Chocolate Mint Thins

Wholemeal Chocolate Mint Thins

This photo doesn’t really do these babies justice.  They’re very chocolatey and kinda crumbly in a very good way!  Perfect with a cup of coffee or warm with a scoop of ice cream (yum!).  Sprinkle with a little icing sugar/confectioner’s sugar to make them look a little more special!

* Recipe is an altered version of the Chocolate Thins recipe on my packet of Allison’s Wholemeal Flour

4 thoughts on “Curing Your Chocolate Cravings Fast : Wholemeal Chocolate and Mint Thins”

  1. As I was reading I was thinking “Vanilla Ice Cream!”. And you mentioned it at the end of your post!! Chocolate and mint go SO good together! What a nice gift they’d make!

    1. They sooo do don’t they. I don’t know how I lived before discovering how well mint compliments chocolate…mmm!

      I may or may not have warmed up a plate of these for Mitch and I and brought out a tub of ice cream with two spoons for a midnight snack last night…dieting fail! 😉

  2. I smiled at your last bit because a few days ago my son made jam tarts using the recipe on a packet of Allison’s flour! These look like something nice for him to make too, I shall set him on it today at the first cry of “I’m bored!”.

    1. Haha 🙂 I love their recipes, always simple and with only a few ingredients. These are definitely simple to throw together, I might get my boys to make the next batch (we’ve been getting our fair share of “I’m bored” around here too).

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