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Homemade Thin Mints Cookies – Take 1

Thin Mints Cookies are those dreamy, delicious cookies sold by the cute little girls in green. They’re chocolaty and minty and expensive, which is why I set out to find a homemade Thin Mints cookies recipe that tastes just as good (or better than) the original.

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Homemade Thin Mints Cookies

Homemade Thin Mints Cookies | Get the recipe from PassTheSushi.comIngredients:

  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1/4 cup brown sugar
  • 2 TBS white sugar
  • 1 egg (I had to use 2 eggs because the batter was really not sticking together for me)
  • 1 tsp vanilla
  • 2 TBS cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking powder
  • 1/4 tsp baking soda
  • 1/4 tsp salt
  • 1 1/2 cup flour (plus a little more for rolling)
  • 2 cups Andes Chocolate Chips
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/2 TBS vegetable shortening


Preheat oven to 350°

In a large bowl, cream butter and sugar.

Add egg and mix until incorporated. Stir in vanilla and cocoa powder. Whisk baking powder, baking soda, salt and flour. Using a wooden spoon, incorporate flour Homemade Thin Mints Cookies Recipe | PassTheSushi.commixture into wet ingredients- mix until blended.

Transfer bowl to fridge and chill cookie dough for at least 15 minutes.

After chilling, turn out cookie dough onto slightly floured surface and roll out about 1/4 inch thick.

Cut out cookies using a small (2-inch) round cookie cutter. Place cookies on parchment paper lined baking sheets and bake for 10 minutes. Cool completely.

In a double boiler, melt chocolates and stir in shortening until smooth and creamy. Using tongs or a fork, dip cookies into chocolate until completely coated. Transfer dipped cookies to parchment paper lined baking sheet for chocolate to set. Allow cookies to set for at least a couple of hours before eating.

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I don’t know if it was because of the extra egg or the recipe in general, but these cookies were a little softer then a tradition thin mint. I also would replace the semi-sweet chips with a darker chocolate as well as include peppermint extract in the cookie mix. I will try some of the other recipes I Googled before throwing in the towel on this homemade Thin Mints cookies recipe, because having Thin Mints on hand may be a slice of heaven I can’t live without.

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If you try this homemade Thin Mints cookies recipe, I hope that you have better results. Let me know, okay?

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