Recipe by: Lauren. These delicious chocolate-covered crackers are so easy to make. This tastes exactly like Thin Mints Girl Scout version! Just make sure you slice the cookies thin enough in order for them to harden.
H o memade 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. Mine is raised—well, kinda! 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!!
Homemade Thin Mints are just like the real thing! Crisp mint chocolate cookies coated in chocolate. They taste amazing! These cookies are easy to make and everyone will rave about them. The perfect balance between mint and chocolate will have you reaching for cookie after cookie. The dough can be made ahead and frozen or the fully baked cookies can be frozen for a quick snack.
These homemade thin mints are copycat Girl Scout cookies made with everyday ingredients. Includes gluten-free as well as dairy-free options. No more trying and trying and trying the rest of the year to resist the lure of those boxes you attempted to hide from yourself. No more wishing for a homemade Thin Mints recipe, because here it is.
If so this recipe is going to be your life saver year round. Thin Mint Cookies were always one of my favorite cookies. Back in those days, the boxes were much larger, ha ha! Plus they did not cost quite as much.
Copycat Thin Mints - Sugar Spun Run
So, I have to improvise. The mint flavor marries perfectly with the chocolate, and the center of the cookie is the exact texture of the boxed version. These cookies have the same base materials as many cookies: butter, powdered sugar, salt, vanilla, and flour. Some people thumb their noses at Thin Mints because of the, in my personal opinion, ingenious combination of chocolate and mint. While that could seem like an unlikely pair, just like mint-chip ice cream, Thin Mints have the richness of chocolate treats with just a hint of refreshing, zesty peppermint. These freeze very well in an airtight container or bag… if they stick around long enough, that is! Thin Mints can keep up to 2 to 3 months in the freezer.
During the fall of 5 th grade, Mom signed me up for Girl Scouts. I loved the first two meetings! In November, we painted rectangular wooden boards with an undersea scene, complete with waving kelp and a pair of goldfish, and in December, we made little snowman figurines by painting miniature terra cotta pots white, gluing Styrofoam balls on top, and pressing on googley eyes and felt for their faces and clothing. At my third meeting in January, the troop leader handed out Girl Scout cookie sales sheets. Each sheet unfolded multiple times, until it stood half as tall as me, and contained over a hundred lines for names, addresses, and boxes ordered.
Make your own copycat Thin Mint Cookies at home! Crisp, thin, mint-flavored chocolate cookies covered with a dark chocolate coating. When your cookie obsessions run as deeply as mine do, this gets to be a real problem, really fast. Sweet, thin, chocolate cookies drenched in dark chocolate with just the right amount of mint flavor.