Thin Mints

Thin Mints
Staff Writer

Alexis Murphy

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, Pork Free, Alcohol Free, Kosher

Daily value:



  • Fat 39g 60%
  • Carbs 65g 22%
  • Saturated 24g 122%
  • Fiber 6g 23%
  • Trans 1g
  • Sugars 30g
  • Monounsaturated 11g
  • Polyunsaturated 2g
  • Protein 7g 14%
  • Cholesterol 81mg 27%
  • Sodium 58mg 2%
  • Calcium 34mg 3%
  • Magnesium 81mg 20%
  • Potassium 272mg 8%
  • Iron 4mg 21%
  • Zinc 1mg 9%
  • Phosphorus 145mg 21%
  • Vitamin A 258µg 29%
  • Vitamin C 0mg 0%
  • Thiamin (B1) 0mg 21%
  • Riboflavin (B2) 0mg 14%
  • Niacin (B3) 2mg 12%
  • Vitamin B6 0mg 2%
  • Folic Acid (B9) 74µg 18%
  • Vitamin B12 0µg 1%
  • Vitamin D 1µg 0%
  • Vitamin E 1mg 5%
  • Vitamin K 4µg 5%
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