Raise your hand if you love Girl Scout Cookies?
Mine is raised–well, kinda! You see my slight obsession with Girl Scout Cookies, Thin Mints to be exact, began back when I was in Kindergarten and was in Daisies–Troop #542. Isn’t it funny I still remember that troop number but can’t remember what happened yesterday?!
Anywho, I fell in love with Thin Mints at first bite and I vividly remember sitting on the steps to my basement, sneaking them. Sorry Mom–that was me!!
Now my love for these iconic cookies has shifted a bit. I still love the taste and the memories of the cookies and girl scouts. But I really don’t like the ingredients in the cookies. However, I will eat one or two per season (everything in moderation, right?!!) and the rest of the year I will make my own knock-off version.
You guys, 3 ingredients. Yep, just 3 is all it takes to have a cookie that tastes as delicious as the classic Thin Mint cookie. And it only takes like 5 minutes to make these from start to finish. Check it out:
By making these Chocolate Mint Cookies at home, you can control the quality of ingredients. I use a butter cracker made without hydrogenated oils, like these ones, pure mint extract, and quality milk chocolate. Simple perfection.
Then it is as simple as melting the chocolate and dipping the crackers. Easy peasy. (But be sure to watch my video to see what kitchen tool I use to dip the crackers into the chocolate–it will make your life SO much easier!!)
So whether you ran out of Thin Mints, can’t wait for the Girl Scouts to come knocking on your door, or just want to skip the Partially Hydrogenated Oils, these DIY Thin Mints are the cookies for you!
Homemade Thin Mints
- 60 round butter crackers
- 1 pound chocolate cut into squares, chips, or chunks
- 1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
Melt chocolate either by microwaving in 30 second intervals or over a double boiler.
Once chocolate is melted, stir in peppermint extract.
Dip crackers into chocolate with a fork, allowing excess chocolate to drip off. Let dry on wax or parchement paper.