Who on earth doesn’t like Girl Scout Cookies?! My favorites were always the caramel delights and thin mints. But if I’m being honest, I don’t think that there was ever a Girl Scout flavor I didn’t like. This recipe will let you enjoy thin mints year round 🙂
Copycat Thin Mints Key Ingredients
- Cocoa Powder – Using unsweetened cocoa powder will result in that deep, intense chocolate flavor in these cookies. Its natural bitterness helps balance the sweetness of other ingredients which gives us a perfectly well-rounded end result.
- Peppermint Extract – Peppermint gives off that cool and refreshing flavor that we all know and love in thin mints. The intensity of the peppermint flavor can be adjusted by using more or less extract, depending on personal preference but for the most accurate results to resemble classic Thin Mints.
- Egg White – Classic Thin Mints are crispy and delicious. The egg white not only helps bind our ingredients but adds stability to the overall texture of the cookie leaving us with a perfectly crisp, yet melt-in-your-mouth cookie.
- Semi-sweet Chocolate – For best results to resemble Thin Mints, use semi-sweet chocolate. If you prefer dark or milk chocolate, you can absolutely substitute for that.
I am having the MOST fun creating these delicious copycat recipes lately. I always love to hear all of your ideas and suggestions for recipes so please, PLEASE never hesitate to reach out and give me some inspiration 🙂
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Copycat Thin Mint Cookies Tips & Variations
Thin Mint Cookies aren’t soft and chewy, they’re more crispy. Although standard cookies might be done after 10 or so minutes or baking, be sure to bake these for at least 12 minutes. The recommended bake time is 15. To test the doneness, tap the top of the cookie. Your finger should barely leave an indent and the cookie should feel firm to the touch.
Leaving the cookies on the pan to cool also gives them that extra chance to crisp up just enough. Don’t worry about the overall texture of the cookie if they feel firmer than regular cookies – that’s how we want them!
Just like the classic Thin Mint Cookies, these taste INSANELY delicious after being placed in the freezer. That was always a must in my house growing up with Thin Mint Cookies. The cold cookie paired with the chilled temperature just…muah. Chef’s kiss!
I hope you’re enjoying trying out the recipes and ideas I’ve shared😊 It would bring me so much joy to see your wonderful creations! If you make something inspired by my suggestions or recipes, please share it on social media and tag me @thesqueakymicer – I can’t wait to see what you’ve made!Yum