How to Make Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

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Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies


Just about everyone has had a love affair with one (or more) type of Girl Scout cookies, but that love affair is short-lived and just once a year--until now. With this Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies recipe, you can reignite your love affair with Thin Mints any time of the year. The Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies combine mint and chocolate to create a crunchy cookie with a delicious and smooth chocolate coating. Gather the needed ingredients and then prepare for a Thin Mint cookie snack!


Thin Mints.jpgCreative Commons image by Amy Loves Yah
Offered by Girl Scouts
Customer service phone 800-GSUSA-4-U [1]
Served as Dessert or snack
Main ingredients Chocolate and mint[2]
Cooking method Baking
Similar to York Peppermint Pattie
 


Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies Ingredients

Cookie Ingredients

  • 2 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1/4 cup cornstarch
  • 1/3 cup milk
  • 1/2 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract[3]
  • 1/2 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/2 cup softened butter[2]

Coating Ingredients

  • 2 cups dark chocolate chips[4]
  • 1/2 cup butter[2]

Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies Recipe

  1. In a large bowl, beat the softened butter until creamy.
  2. Add the sugar and beat until the mixture is well-integrated. Beat in the peppermint extract, vanilla extract, and milk.
  3. Sift flour, cocoa, cornstarch, and salt in a small bowl.[2]
  4. Add the flour mixture slowly into the creamed mixture, beating consistently.
  5. Divide the dough in half and roll the dough into two logs, approximately 1 1/2 inches in diameter.
  6. Wrap each log in waxed paper and refrigerate for several hours.
  7. Preheat your oven to 350F.
  8. Thirty minutes before baking, place the logs into the freezer to harden.
  9. Slice each log into rounds approximately 1/4-inch thick.
  10. Bake for 10 to 12 minutes.[3]
  11. Place the chocolate chips and butter in a medium-sized, microwave-safe bowl. Microwave for one to two minutes, stopping it to stir every 30 seconds.
  12. Dip the cookies into the coating and then place on wax paper.[4]
  13. Allow the cookies to remain on the paper for at least thirty minutes to set.
  14. Reheat the coating as needed in order to keep it easy to dip into.[2]

Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies Video

A great video showing how to make Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies.

Comments

  • If you're not a fan of dark chocolate, consider using milk chocolate chips for your Thin Mint Cookies coating.
  • While cutting the cookie rounds off of your logs, be sure to rotate the log every so often in order to prevent your cookies being "flat" on one side.
  • Instead of rolling the dough into two log shapes and then slicing the cookie rounds off the logs, you can also roll out the dough with a rolling pin and use a round cookie cutter.



Also See: How to Make Girl Scout Samoa Cookies, How to Make Girl Scout Trefoils, How to Make Cinnabon Cinnamon Rolls, How to Make Cracker Barrel Coca Cola Cake, How to Make Cinnabon Cream Cheese Frosting, How to Make Wendy's Frosty, How to Make KFC Pecan Pie

References

  1. http://www.girlscouts.org/help/contact_us.asp
  2. 2.0 2.1 2.2 2.3 2.4 http://bakingbites.com/2005/10/thin-minties/
  3. 3.0 3.1 http://allrecipes.com/Recipe/thin-mint-cookies/detail.aspx
  4. 4.0 4.1 http://www.visionsofsugarplum.com/2011/03/copycat-girl-scout-thin-mints.html