Homemade Thin Mints are just as good as the original Girl Scout cookie! It only takes 3 simple ingredients to create a cookie that replicates the famous thin mint cookie.
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?!
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 thin mint 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 thin mint 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.
Homemade Thin Mint Cookies
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.
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!
Ingredients for Thin Mint Cookies
By making these Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies at home, you can control the quality of ingredients.
- butter cracker made without hydrogenated oils
- pure mint extract
- quality milk chocolate
How to Make Thin Mint Cookies at Home
Making these copycat thin mint cookies is as simple as melting the chocolate and dipping the crackers. Easy peasy.
- Chop up chocolate into small pieces (or use chocolate chips)
- Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second intervals, stirring between each interval, until chocolate is melted.
- Stir in peppermint extract into melted chocolate.
- Dip crackers in chocolate, allowing excess to drop off–I find a fork is a great tool to use to dip crackers, as the chocolate can drip off through prongs of fork.
- Place chocolate dipped crackers on wax paper and let cookies harden.
- Store in airtight container.
Thin Mint Modifications
- Use any chocolate you like for homemade thin mint cookies. If you use dairy free chocolate, these cookies will be DAIRY-FREE.
- You can also use Gluten-Free Butter Crackers for a Gluten Free Thin Mint Cookie.
- Thin Mints can be stored in a sealed container in a cool place, for up to 5 days. Or you can store in freezer or refrigerator in sealed container for 10 days.
More Cookie Recipes
- Nutter Butter Balls
- Homemade Tagalong Cookies
- The $250 Neiman Marcus Chocolate Chip Cookie
- Chocolate Covered Peanut Butter Cookies
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.
To Make Thin Mint Cookies You May Need
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