Thin Mints

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These thin mints are amazing, go ahead and buy the ingredients because you’re going to want to make them!

Wowza! These are seriously so good. Maybe it’s because I haven’t had a girl scout cookie in 6 years, but when I was in girl scouts my favorite were the trefoils. I hear that some regions are starting to sell gluten free cookies.. $5 for like 12 cookies. Hmm, I’ll probably still make them at home. 

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Cookie Ingredients
6 tbsp butter, room temperature
3/4 cup sugar
1 egg
1/2 tsp vanilla
1/2 tsp peppermint extract
4 1/2 tbsp cocoa powder
1 3/4 cup flour (plus more for rolling)
1/4 tsp salt

Preheat the oven to 375 degrees. In a bowl, cream together the butter and sugar. Beat in the egg, vanilla, peppermint, and cocoa powder. Add the flour (I used Cooqi Gluten Free) and salt and mix everything into a dough. I had to add an additional 2-3 tbsp of water because my dough was way too crumbly.

Instead of using a cookie cutter to cut each into a circle (we’re all busy and they’re just going to end up in my stomach!) I rolled all of the dough onto a large cookie sheet using some additional flour. Once I got the dough to my desired thickness, I took a pizza cutter and cut the dough into squares.. woohoo what a time saver!

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Bake for about 16 minutes, remember you want cookies with a crisp to them. Let them cool completely before dipping in chocolate.

Chocolate Coating Ingredients
10 oz dark, milk, or semisweet chocolate
1/3 cup butter
1/2 tsp peppermint

In a microwave safe bowl, combine half the chocolate and half the butter. Melt, stirring every 30 seconds until it is smooth. If it’s too thick for dipping, add more butter and microwave for a few seconds. Add the peppermint and stir. Dip each cookie into the chocolate and turn with a fork to coat. Transfer to wax paper or the original cookie sheet to allow the chocolate to set. Reheat the chocolate as needed.

These are super great when stored in the freezer!

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Come back for more, soon I’ll be making homemade gluten free samoas!

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68 comments

  1. Pinned! And omg they are so cute, I love the simple square shape. Think I will make some asap… my in-laws will be visiting this week and this is such a great snack!

  2. Yummy! Thin Mints are my favorite Girl Scout cookies!

  3. Yummy! My favorite! Thanks for sharing at Church Supper. Have a blessed week & come back soon!

  4. Impressive recipe, I am almost scared to make them. I will eat them all. LOL

    Thank you for linking up to Raising Imperfection!
    Make sure to check back on Friday to see if you were featured.
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  5. Have I told you lately you are my idol!? Yum!!!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
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  6. These were my favorite Girl Scout cookie. I could eat whole packs by myself. Thank you for sharing.

    We may have met by chance…but we become friends by choice.
    http://simpleesue.com/frivolous-friday-caramelized-apple-cheddar-grilled-cheese-sandwich

  7. I am in love with thin mint cookies… these look amazing!!

  8. Yep, I may get fat on those! Great recipe and pictures! Nice job!
    I would love if you link this to my link party Monday morning!
    XO
    Isabelle

  9. Mmm!! Delicious recipe! Pinned ;) Thanks for sharing!!

    I just realized that I’ve visited your blog quite a bit and pinned pretty much each time I’ve been here (lol) …yet somehow I hadn’t subscribed yet?! So, I fixed that this morning!! Looking forward to not missing a thing now ;)

    Have a lovely week! :-)

  10. When we’re done with our whole30 I should make these for my hubby! He’d love them (and so would I)…

  11. Yum! These are my favorite girl scout cookies. I will have to try these! Thanks for sharing!

  12. Love it! I’m a Girl Scout leader selling cookies that I can’t eat because they aren’t gluten free. Now I can sell my cookies and eat some, too. ;)

    I would love for you to like this up at Motivation Monday (http://alifeinbalance.net). We love gluten-free recipes, especially if they’re GS cookies.

  13. We LOOOOVE thin mint cookies around here. The husband orders several boxes every year. I will definitely be trying these!

  14. Mmmm, they look so yummy! I will try them with chia/flax egg instead. I think it would still work! Thanks!

  15. Oh my GOODNESS! I wasn’t able to find a Girl Scout this year… these are MUST makes!

  16. these look amazing! I’m definitely going to pin and make these, the prices of Girl Scout cookies keep going up and up!

    Stopping by from the Pintastic link-up :)

  17. Trefoils are my favorite too! I think thin mints top everyone’s list I’m sure. These look great! I make a martini that tastes just like the cookie. I need to make these to serve along side of them! Thanks for sharing at Show Me Your Plaid Monday’s!

  18. YUM! I am just lazy enough to walk to my garage and get a box of real thin mints! LOL! I’m pinning this for future reference when GS cookies are all gone!

  19. These look great! I am happy to find a way to make them with better quality ingredients :) thanks for sharing! I saw you at Keeping it Simple :)
    I would love if you would visit my blog or my facebook <3

  20. You deliver, don’t you?! Ha. Seriously though, these sound amazing! I love GS cookies but hate paying so much for them – and I love the idea of having a homemade version ;) Pinning and sharing on my FB page!

  21. found you through the link up over at MercyINK! SO GLAD I DID TOO!!! you totally had my attention with gluten-free thin mints! cute blog. great recipe. keep up the good work!!! excited to try this :-) XO

  22. We totally love girl scout thin mint cookies….so we are SUPER excited for this yummy recipe! -The Six Sisters

  23. looks delicious!! I want one now!

  24. wow, another amazing recipe! thanks so much for sharing on Craft Schooling Sunday!

  25. OMG! These look delicious!

  26. These look amazing. I would love to have you share this with my Wednesday’s Adorned From Above Blog Hop. Here is the link.
    http://www.adornedfromabove.com/2013/02/wednesdays-adorned-from-above-blog-hop_19.html
    Hope to see you there.
    Have a great week.
    Debi and Charly

  27. These cookies look fantastic! I would love for you to link them up with us on our Wednesday Link Party this week!

  28. Thank you for this. I can make it lactose free unlike the GS cookies :(

  29. Those sound so delicious!

    I’d love if you shared this recipe at my Show & Tell party this week. http://www.gingerlymade.com/2013/02/show-tell-14.html

  30. These look amazing! Way better than over priced Girl Scout cookies! Don’t get me wrong, I love buying them, but I prefer home baked goodies any day! Thank you so much for sharing these at Saturday Share With Us!

  31. Beth…Hi again. This recipe looks amazing! My family loves mint girl scout cookies. Please consider linking this up at my first ever link party this weekend at The Patriotic Pam. Thanks so much! Have a great weekend.
    Pam

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  35. Wow – I so want to try and make this! Pinning it. Thanks for sharing this at Romance on a dime!!

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  38. Beth, I’m not going to try these. No, I am not. hehe Thank you for linking up in our Crafty Showcase last week.

    Thanks for sharing!

    xoxo Susie @Bowdabra

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  39. I love Thin Mints, and the idea of being able to make them at home myself! Thanks so much for linking up at What’s In Your Kitchen Wednesday!

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  42. I’ve gotta try these! Thanks for sharing at Fluster’s Creative Muster. I’m looking forward to seeing what you link up next week.

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  45. Pinned this for when I run out of GS Thin Mints! Thanks for sharing at March Madness

  46. Hi there,

    Thanks for posting! I found your site through The Better Half. Very good! I love them and they taste just like the real thing (better, even!) I used King Arthur GF flour. My wife (Celiac) loves them too. Thanks, Bailey

  47. Holy cow do these look good. You’ve got my two favorite kinds of cookies covered – thin mints and samoas. Totally yummy. Pinning this.

  48. Oh no this is not gonna be good…. I can feel my waist band expanding just thinking about this fabulous recipe!!!

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