Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

Cynthia Real


I found this recipe in a magazine last year, but just got around to making it this year for Christmas. They are delicious. Similar to girl scout thin mints, but a little richer.

★★★★★ 4 votes
makes about 3 dozen cookies
2 Hr
5 Min


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1 c
butter, softened
1 c
confectioners' sugar
1 tsp
peppermint extract
1/2 tsp
1 c
unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 c


1 lb
semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1 tsp
peppermint extract

How to Make Homemade Thin Mint Cookies


  • 1In large bowl, beat butter and confectioners' sugar with mixer until light and fluffy.
  • 2Mix in peppermint extract, followed by salt and cocoa powder.
  • 3Add flour and mix to incorporate.
  • 4Divide dough into two and place each on plastic wrap. Flatten into discs, wrap and refrigerate until firm enough to roll out. (about an hour)
  • 5Preheat oven to 350. Roll out chilled dough between two sheets of parchment to about 1/8 inch thick. Cut out circles or any other desired shapes and place on parchment lined cookie sheet.
  • 6Bake 5 to 6 minutes. Remove cookies from oven and let cool on pan for 3 to 4 minutes. Then remove to wire rack to cool completely.
  • 7Melt semi-sweet chocolate in double boiler or microwave then stir in peppermint extract.
  • 8Dip cooled cookies into melted chocolate with a fork or slotted spatula and let excess chocolate drip off. Then place back on wire rack or on wax paper to let chocolate set.
  • 9Add sprinkles if desired before chocolate sets.

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Course/Dish: Cookies

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