Has Girl Scout cookie season ended in your area and don't want to wait a year to get them again? Stave off those cravings with this copycat Thin Mints recipe!
Thin Mints are the most popular Girl Scout Cookie of them all and for good reason - they are absolutely delicious and a box of Thin Mints gives you the almost the best "bang" for your buck.
As you know - I am a very frugal person and (for you newbies to this site), I used to post mainly about coupons and deals (I still do post coupon matchups, but only a few times per week now) and in terms of "cost per cookie"? Thin Mints are the best, second only to Shortbread/Trefoils. At $4 per box, a box of Thin Mints has 32 cookies in it. In contrast, a box of Caramel Delights has only 16 cookies!
I've been holding on to this recipe for a while , even though I post a ton of copycat recipes for 1 very big reason. I was the Cookie Mom for my daughter's Brownie Troop this year (which is why I am such a dork and know how many cookies of each type are in each box) and I saw first-hand how hard these girls work to move those cookies and how much pride they take in their efforts.
I know that many people have issues with how little the troops make per box (and I do as well), but I have seen on a daily basis for the last 8 weeks what an exciting time this is for the girls and how most just LOVE selling the cookies!
Anyway - so that is why I have been holding on to this recipe. The sale ends in a day in my area and I know that our Council is completely sold out of Thin Mints, so if you want them between now and the next 10 months, you either need to find a Troop with some leftovers, or make this copycat Girl Scouts Thin Mints recipe!
Like many of my cookie recipes, the butter to flour ratio is pretty high (that is what makes them so good) and you will NEED to use parchment paper to keep your cookies from spreading too much. PLEASE don't skip this step and use parchment paper!
To make them, you will need:
- 1 1/4 cup Flour
- 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
- 1/4 tsp Salt
- 1/2 cup softened Butter
- 1 cup Sugar
- 1 Egg
- 3/4 tsp Peppermint Extract
- 8 oz Dipping Chocolate
Making them is easy!
Simply mix together your dry ingredients
In a separate bowl, cream together the butter, sugar, egg and extract.
Combine the wet and dry ingredients together and form in to a log. Wrap and freeze for at least an hour.
Slice the log in to 1/4" slices and place on a parchment-lined baking sheet.
Bake at 350 for 10-12 minutes and allow to cool. Dip cookies in chocolate and allow to set.
Scroll down for the complete directions!