Thin Mints

Alexis Murphy


  • sticks unsalted butter, at room temperature
  • 1 Cup  sugar
  • 2 Teaspoons  peppermint extract
  • 3 1/2 Cups  all-purpose flour
  • 1 1/4 Cup  unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1/4 Teaspoon  kosher salt
  • One  10-ounce bag dark chocolate chip morsels

Our Thin Mints we’re chocolaty, fulfilling, and homespun. They retained all of the delicious qualities we love in the Girl Scouts’ original cookie, with just a hint of homemade flair. 

Click here to see a step-by-step guide to how to make these Thin Mints at home. 


Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. 

In the bowl of an electric mixer fitted with a paddle attachment, mix together the butter and sugar until just combined, then add 1 ½ teaspoons of the peppermint extract.  In a medium bowl, sift together flour, cocoa powder, and salt.  Slowly add the dry mixture to creamed butter until dough starts to come together.

By hand, roll the dough into balls slightly smaller than the size of a golf ball and place on baking sheet. With the bottom of a drinking glass or your palm, flatten the balls until the dough is approximately ½-inch thick.

Bake the cookies until cooked through, about 15 minutes and place on a rack to cool.

While the cookies are cooling, melt the chocolate chips with the butter over a double-boiler. Once melted, stir in the last ½ teaspoon of the peppermint extract.

One by one, dip the bottom of the cooled cookies in the melted chocolate mixture, then turn to coat top and all sides. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet and let cool so that the dark chocolate can harden. 


A very, very special thanks to Alexis Murphy of Jac o' lyn Murphy for helping us test this recipe. 


Calories per serving:

601 calories

Dietary restrictions:

High Fiber, Low Sodium Vegetarian, Egg Free, Peanut Free, Tree Nut Free, Soy Free, Fish Free, Shellfish Free, Alcohol Free

Daily value:



  • Fat 471g 724%
  • Carbs 778g 259%
  • Saturated 292g 1,459%
  • Fiber 68g 274%
  • Trans 15g
  • Sugars 357g
  • Monounsaturated 129g
  • Polyunsaturated 19g
  • Protein 82g 164%
  • Cholesterol 972mg 324%
  • Sodium 696mg 29%
  • Calcium 407mg 41%
  • Magnesium 969mg 242%
  • Potassium 3,260mg 93%
  • Iron 44mg 246%
  • Zinc 15mg 103%
  • Phosphorus 1,745mg 249%
  • Vitamin A 3,094µg 344%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 1%
  • Thiamin (B1) 4mg 247%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 3mg 169%
  • Niacin (B3) 30mg 148%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 22%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 887µg 222%
  • Vitamin B12 1µg 13%
  • Vitamin D 7µg 2%
  • Vitamin E 12mg 62%
  • Vitamin K 52µg 64%
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