Making Homemade Thin Mint Cookies


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One of my favorite Girl Scout cookies is the Thin Mints!  I always get a couple of boxes when they go on sale every year.  But for the other eleven months; I get that craving for them every once in a while.  So I decided to make some homemade thin mint cookies.  You are going to like these!  Here’s what you need:

  • 1 1/4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 1/2 cup cocoa powder
  • 1/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1/2 cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 14 Andes mints
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1/4 cup butter

1. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup softened butter until creamy.  Then add the sugar and egg and mix well!

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2. Sift flour, cocoa powder, and salt together in another bowl.

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3. Add flour mixture into butter mixture by halves.  Mix well after each addition.

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4. Melt the 14 Andes mints in the microwave for around 30 seconds to one minute.  Then add the melted mints to mixture.

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5. Divide dough in half.  Then knead dough on a lightly floured surface.

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6. Roll dough into two 1 1/2 inch diameter cylinders.  Wrap each cylinder in wax paper and refrigerate for five hours.

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7. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Slice 1/4 inch thick pieces with a sharp knife.

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8.  Place pieces onto a cookie sheet and bake for around 10-12 minutes.  At the same time, melt 1/4 cup butter and chocolate chips in a double boiler or in a microwave.

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9. Layer melted chocolate on top of each cookie!

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10.  Refrigerate cookies for 1-2 hours so chocolate can harden.

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There you go!  A copy cat recipe for the Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies.  Now you can enjoy thin mint cookies year-around!

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