Copycat Thin Mint Cookies

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You know the cookies that everyone looks forward to around the winter time? Oh yeah, the girl scout cookies. They are not only delicious but are charitable and the funds are for good causes. Fun fact: I was a girl scout many moons ago, and I always looked forward to cookie season. There's always that one cookie that is quintessential for girl scout season, and that is the thin mint. The delicious chocolate and mint cookies are perfection, and never stay longer than 20 minutes in my house. I DEVOUR them. The crunch of the biscuit paired with the perfect chocolate-mint balance and flavor is literally the best thing my taste buds have ever had. I love them, and decided instead of buying a dozen boxes, I would make my own version and man am I glad I did.

Who doesn't love cookies? They're soft, chewy, sometimes crisp, and taste of butter and gooey chocolate chips or other add ins. They cheer people up when they're sad. They act as the best welcome home gift for a new mom and baby, in particular, these copycat thin mint cookies are excellent for a cookie exchange during the holidays, or just because. Making these thin mint cookies are just as fun as eating them, because the waft of chocolate mint fills the entire room with delicious aromas and entice you to want to eat them straight out of the oven. I like making these cookies because they are easy to make, let chill, and bake up really well. No fuss, no frills, just insanely tasty thin mint cookies.

Copycat Thin Mint Cookie Ingredients:

  • Butter, flour, sugar: the trifecta to make awesome cookies! I use all-purpose flour for these cookies, and they come out amazing every single time.
  • Peppermint extract: a few drops go a LONG way, so be sure to watch how much you add!
  • Melted chocolate: the base ingredient to make these cookies super chocolatey and oh so tasty.
  • Chocolate chips: If the melted chocolate isn't enough, we add in a cup of mini chocolate chips to add more texture and more chocolate flavor. YUM.
  • Eggs: another staple in baked goods, including cookies.

Copycat Thin Mint Cookie Tips:

  • This recipe actually does really well when the batter is left to chill for longer than an hour. I have tried with an overnight chill, and also with a 2-hour chill. They both yield super soft and chewy results.
  • Adding the perfect amount of peppermint extract is crucial here, because any more than the recommended amount will take the chocolate and mint flavor out of balance.
  • Before chilling the batter, scoop them into the cookie balls beforehand. Way easier to grab and bake than scooping chilled dough. Plus, any leftover you can throw in a bag and freeze.

Your friends, family, neighbors, kids' teachers, everyone will LOVE you for gifting them with these copycat thin mint cookies. I promise you this recipe will be part of your baking regimen for years to come once you try this one out. I love having frozen cookie dough on hand in the freezer to throw into the oven on a cold day. These chocolate mint cookies are a cookie lovers dream, and I can't wait to see what you think!

Copycat Thin Mint Cookies

Calling all Girl Scout Cookie lovers, this one's for you. Minty, chocolatey, and ultra soft and chewy, this copycat thin mint cookie recicpe will leave you wishing these were sold in stores.

Author:
Morgan

Ingredients

  • 300g all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking soda
  • 2 eggs, room temp
  • 100g cane sugar
  • 125g cup dark brown suga
  • 1 cup melted Hu chocolate gems(or 220g melting chocolate)
  • 7 drops of peppermint extract
  • 8oz unsalted butter, room temp
  • 1 cup semisweet chocolate chips

Instructions

  1. Start by creaming together the butter and sugar. Proper creaming should take approximately 5 minutes.
  2. Once the butter and sugar are creamed and fluffy, add in eggs one at a time and mix.
  3. Pour in melted chocolate and peppermint, and whisk to incorporate.
  4. Slowly pour in flour and baking soda and fold in the chocolate chips.
  5. Scoop the batter using a large cookie scoop and place onto a baking sheet. Cover with cling wrap for 2 hours or overnight
  6. 30 minutes prior to baking, preheat the oven to 350º.
  7. Line another baking sheet and place 8-9 cookie balls on the sheet and bake 350° 12-13 minutes.
  8. Let cool for 30m before serving.

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Britney
March 8, 2022
these cookies taste better than thin mints!! I never thought I'd say that because we LOVE thin mints, but now I don't have to wait for Girl Scouts season to come in order to enjoy thin mints now. It's amazing. Best copycat recipe ever.