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Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints Copycat Recipe

Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints Copycat Recipe

Want to make your own Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints Cookies? We can’t be the only ones that sit there craving Girl Scout Cookies when it isn’t Girl Scout Cookie Season, am I right? a lot and wondering if they are really that good? Well, they actually are and after reading this post, you’ll find out they deserve the hype they get from everyone!

These thin mints chocolate cookies are very famous and I’m sure you’ve been supportive of your local Girl Scouts, buying them from your friend’s daughters even when you already have a box or two. They are famous for many reasons; these mouth-watering cookies are hard to resist, from their taste to their texture, these homemade thin mints are the most popular Girl Scout Cookies and they’re going to be your favorite cookie for sure. 

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Jar of Girl Scout cookie copycat thin mints.

Why You’ll Love Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints Cookies 

  • They are quick and easy to make. 
  • You don’t need any hard to get ingredients for this recipe. 
  • It’s healthier than most cookies, even though these are coated with chocolate. 
  • You can make these cookies in advance and store them for later. 

Need some more easy to make and store recipes? Then, check out our Sugar Free Pumpkin Spice Creamer Recipe

Bite shot of a thin mint cookie.

Ingredients

You’ll need the following ingredients to make this thin mint recipe: 

For cookies 

  • unsalted butter 
  • granulated sugar 
  • egg
  • vanilla extract
  • peppermint extract 
  • all purpose flour 
  • cocoa powder 
  • baking powder 
  • salt 

For chocolate coating 

  • semi-sweet chocolate chips 
  • vegetable oil 
  • peppermint extract 
Ingredients needed to make homemade copycat Thin Mints.

Tools Needed

Baking sheets 

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Hand or stand mixer 

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Mixing bowls

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Rolling pin 

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Measuring cups and spoons

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Mason jars for storing 

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How to Make Copycat Girl Scout Thin Mints Cookies

Follow the easy instructions below to make these chocolate coated cookies at home: 

  1. Prep your ingredients and preheat the oven to 350F.
  2. In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  3. Add the vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and egg. Mix until smooth.
  4. In a separate large bowl, add flour and cocoa powder together and stir the dry ingredients.
  5. Slowly add the unsweetened cocoa powder and flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring continuously as you pour the dry into the wet. 
  6. Add salt and baking powder. Mix in.
  7. Place a few pieces of parchment paper on a clean surface.
  8. Divide dough and add half of the cookie dough to the parchment paper. Half of your dough will be sufficient to fill a large piece of parchment paper. 
  9. Cover the cookie dough with another sheet of parchment paper and roll the dough out thin with a rolling pin, until it gets a thickness of ¼ inch. 
  10. Then, repeat the above steps with the remaining dough. 
  11. Put your cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours, covered with parchment paper. 
  12. Once the dough has cooled down, remove one from the fridge and make cookies using a 1 3/4 – 2-inch cookie cutter. Transfer the cookie dough to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Due to their small size, your cookies will not expand too much when baking in the oven. Leave some space for expansion, but you don’t have a leave a ton of room in between these Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies.
  13. Bake homemade thin mint cookies for 8 minutes, or until done.
  14. Once done, remove the cookies from the oven and put them on a wire rack to cool. 
  15. In a medium bowl, add your semisweet chocolate chips and melt them in the microwave at 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir the chocolate in between intervals.
  16. Add vegetable oil and peppermint oil to the melted chocolate chips and stir.
  17. Dip your cookies in the melted chocolate chips and then transfer them to a clean piece of parchment paper or wax paper.  
  18. Allow the chocolate to harden on the cookies. 
  19. Serve and enjoy! 
Four images showing the process of making Thin Mint Girl Scout Copycat cookies.
In process collage of images on making Thin Mints.

Helpful Tips 

Here are some tips to make the best copycat girl scout thin mints cookies:

  • Give the dough enough time for chilling. Keep your cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 2 hours before cutting and baking cookies. 
  • Don’t replace peppermint with mint if you want to enjoy the true flavor of these cookies. Although peppermint and mint are almost similar, there are still some differences, so the taste will also be slightly different. 
  • The best way to coat the cookies with chocolate is using a fork. It makes it easy to get rid of the excess chocolate. 
  • If you want to use frozen cookie dough, don’t use it right after removing it from the freezer. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator before using it to make cookies. 
Looking down on a jar of Thin Mints.

Recipe Variations 

Don’t want to get bored with the same taste? Here are some of the best variations that you can try: 

Use any chocolate – To control sugar, this recipe uses semi-sweet chocolate, but you can replace it with dark or white chocolate or any other that you like. 

Want to make these for the holidays? Treats for holidays have to be special. Add white chocolate and crushed candy canes to make these cookies a bit different and a lot more flavorful for holidays. 

Use gluten-free chocolate – If you’re avoiding gluten for any reason, it’s recommended to use gluten-free chocolate. So, there is no need to leave these cookies if you’re following dietary restrictions. 

Jar of homemade Girl Scout Copycat Thin Mints.

FAQ 

How to store copycat thin mints cookies? 

These cookies will remain fresh for up to a week if kept at room temperature. To store for longer, keep these in the fridge or refrigerator. Add these to an airtight container and keep them in the refrigerator for up to 2 days. When kept in the freezer packed in the freezer safe bags, these can stay fresh for up to 3 months. 

Are these cookies healthy? 

These cookies use semi-sweet chocolate that adds balanced sweetness to the recipe. Moreover, the other ingredients used provide healthy nutrients that the body needs for growth and development. Also, it’s easy to customize the recipe as per your dietary requirements. For example, if you’re avoiding gluten, you can substitute all purpose flour with almond flour and use gluten-free chocolate. 

Plate of Copycat Girl Scout Cookies.

Other Chocolate Recipes 

Kids and adults love recipes made using chocolate. If you need more chocolaty recipes, here are some that you’ll love! 

Close up of Homemade Thin Mint Cookie.

Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints Copycat Recipe

Mason Jar Recipe
You don't have to wait for cookie season to enjoy your favorite Girl Scout Cookies with this delicious Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints copycat recipe!
Prep Time 10 mins
Cook Time 8 mins
Chill Time 2 hrs
Total Time 2 hrs 18 mins
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Servings 55 cookies

Ingredients
  

Cookies:

  • ¾ cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup sugar Granulated
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 ½ cups all-purpose flour
  • ¾ cup cocoa powder
  • 1 teaspoon baking powder
  • teaspoon salt

Chocolate coating:

  • 14 ounces semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tablespoon vegetable oil
  • ½ teaspoon peppermint extract

Instructions
 

  • Prep your ingredients and preheat the oven to 350F.
  • In a large mixing bowl, cream the butter and sugar together until creamy.
  • Add the vanilla extract, peppermint extract, and egg. Mix until smooth.
  • In a separate large bowl, add flour and cocoa powder together and stir the dry ingredients.
  • Slowly add the unsweetened cocoa powder and flour mixture to the wet ingredients, stirring continuously as you pour the dry into the wet.
  • Add salt and baking powder. Mix in.
  • Place a few pieces of parchment paper on a clean surface.
  • Divide dough and add half of the cookie dough to the parchment paper. Half of your dough will be sufficient to fill a large piece of parchment paper.
  • Cover the cookie dough with another sheet of parchment paper and roll the dough out thin with a rolling pin, until it gets a thickness of ¼ inch.
  • Then, repeat the above steps with the remaining dough.
  • Put your cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least two hours, covered with parchment paper.
  • Once the dough has cooled down, remove one from the fridge and make cookies using a 1 3/4 – 2-inch cookie cutter. Transfer the cookie dough to the parchment-lined baking sheet. Due to their small size, your cookies will not expand too much when baking in the oven. Leave some space for expansion, but you don’t have a leave a ton of room in between these Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies.
  • Bake homemade thin mint cookies for 8 minutes, or until done.
  • Once done, remove the cookies from the oven and put them on a wire rack to cool.
  • In a medium bowl, add your semisweet chocolate chips and melt them in the microwave at 30-second intervals until completely melted. Stir the chocolate in between intervals.
  • Add vegetable oil and peppermint oil to the melted chocolate chips and stir.
  • Dip your cookies in the melted chocolate chips and then transfer them to a clean piece of parchment paper or wax paper.
  • Allow the chocolate to harden on the cookies.
  • Serve and enjoy!

Notes

  • Give the dough enough time for chilling. Keep your cookie dough in the refrigerator for at least 1 to 2 hours before cutting and baking cookies. 
  • Don’t replace peppermint with mint if you want to enjoy the true flavor of these cookies. Although peppermint and mint are almost similar, there are still some differences, so the taste will also be slightly different. 
  • The best way to coat the cookies with chocolate is using a fork. It makes it easy to get rid of the excess chocolate. 
  • If you want to use frozen cookie dough, don’t use it right after removing it from the freezer. Thaw the dough in the refrigerator before using it to make cookies. 
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