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Reena
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 1:00 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

Mine didn't melt too. But I thought that's the beauty of this cookie? to be able to taste bits of the mints grin
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 8:52 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

mine melted till its totally disappeared. I use only Polo Mints. I haven't tried using other mints. Maybe I should try..like Reena said, I love eating it with bits of mint in it. Smile love
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 01, 2009 9:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Gina

I used polo mints too. But I guess like Reena, I didnt want the mints to melt so I didnt really chopped them up thoroughly....can still taste the bits of mints

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PostPosted: Mon Jan 05, 2009 9:48 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

this cookie is very nice. made it last saturday.
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PostPosted: Thu Jan 22, 2009 11:08 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Finally got around to bake these wonderful cookies !And it s a really good trick to pipe out the dough. Thank you so much Gina for sharing such a wonderful recipe. It s a MUST bake for anyone who love mint and chocolate chips.

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PostPosted: Fri Jan 23, 2009 11:13 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

does it mean that the dough is so soft that it is better to be piped?

I am waiting to go my mum's house to use her food processor to chop up the polo mints! Super blur... some day go there but forgot to bring the mints. Tsk!

Everytime I see someonerave about this recipe, I salivate Smile love
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PostPosted: Tue Jan 27, 2009 11:35 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi all

I just tried out this recipe and got raves about it from my relatives! Thanks Gina!

One question though, the dough is quite stiff, how to pipe it out?
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PostPosted: Wed Jan 28, 2009 5:49 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Pauline,
I'm not Gina but what I did was to add more butter to the recipe. I added another 50g of butter.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 17, 2009 10:33 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hey, I have finally get to make this cookie!



I wonder why my cookie so much darker than the ones Gina had baked.
Also, like to comment that Candy cane ain't the preferred mint for this cookie cos it boiled in the oven, and hence affect the appearance of the cookie.

Apart from this, it is really a good cookie base!

Thanks Gina for the recipe island
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PostPosted: Wed Feb 18, 2009 8:44 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

coolcookie

it depends on the type of cocoa powder you use. If you use those dark varlhorna chocolate powder, you will get a darker cookie. If you use Van Houten cocoa powder, its lighter.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 5:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Gina,

May I know using this recipe can yield approx how many piece of cookies? If I'm gg to make it like the size of the cookie as shown in the pic you've provided.

Cos I'm gg to make this for my sister's wedding as gifts to her "sisters" and "brothers" so need to do abit of calculation.. hehe

Thanks thanks! Smile
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 8:04 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

carrie

it depends how much you roll into balls. like what I did was piping..about 40 pcs.
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PostPosted: Tue Feb 24, 2009 11:28 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I see.. Okie, I'll try baking it and post about my attempt!

Thanks gina!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 4:01 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi Carrie, in response to the post on your blog, I advise you not to use Fishermen Friend mints as it is not a hard mint, rather, it is more of a powdery sweet,not suitable for baking at all!

I tried this recipe out finally as I was curious about it. Adding 1/4 tsp Bake King mint extract as well as not chopping up the sweets too finely (I pulsed it in the processor)produced a cookie that was fragrant, still had bits of mint in it and a heady cool aftertaste contributed by the extract.
It is ok to use extract, just don't add too much!
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PostPosted: Sat Mar 07, 2009 11:12 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Hi stefanie,

I see, thanks for pointing out that fisherman's is not suitable! Hehe! I think next time I attempt this cookie, i'll add in some peppermint! Thanks thanks!

Cheerios! grin
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PostPosted: Wed Apr 15, 2009 12:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

I tried this recipe last weekend. It was very nice. My family and colleagues love it. All wanted the recipe. haha. But my girls asked me not to add mint next time as it was too hot for them. grin

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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 1:27 am    Post subject: substitute for polo mint candies Reply with quote

I would like to try these but really have no idea what polo mints are? Can someone post a picture or suggest a substitute here in the US? TIA!
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 7:46 am    Post subject: Reply with quote

asan

almost everyone in SG knows what it is. Smile One of the oldest minty candy sold in SG. The ads they have it as always this " The Mint with a hole"

here's how it looks like.

http://www.britshoppe.com/polminbyrow.html

Its marketed by Nestle in Singapore.

If not, you can use Lifesavers which I think is easily available in America
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PostPosted: Thu Apr 16, 2009 8:57 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

Thanks so much, Gina....I will try to make them with mint lifesavers....I suppose the Christmas candy canes will be too soft. Thanks again.
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PostPosted: Thu Nov 26, 2009 2:43 pm    Post subject: Reply with quote

just stumble into this forum...tried out the recipe..day 1 was crispy..day 2 a bit soft...day 3 gone soft..why???

kept it in air tight container...anyway, u mentioned tht addition of potato starch keeps the crispiness...if i want to add to this recipe..how much should i add???

thanks in advance gina for your reply island ..
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