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Thin Mint Cookies

"If you love chocolate and mint you are sure to love this homemade version of the Girl Scout Cookies."
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Ingredients

servings 175 cals
Original recipe yields 18 servings (3 dozen)

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Directions

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  1. In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine until creamy. Add the sugar, and beat until mixed well. Beat in egg and mint extract.
  2. Sift flour, cocoa, and salt together into a small bowl. Add flour mixture by halves into creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  3. Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface roll dough into two 1 1/2 inch diameter cylinders. Wrap each cylinder in waxed paper, and refrigerate 5 hours.
  4. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thirty minutes prior to baking, place both cylinders in freezer.
  5. Remove one cylinder at a time, and slice 1/4 inch thick pieces with very sharp knife. Place on cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine and the semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Drizzle over warm cookies. Place on wire racks, and let cool and harden completely.

Nutrition Facts


Per Serving: 175 calories; 9.8 g fat; 21.7 g carbohydrates; 2.1 g protein; 31 mg cholesterol; 91 mg sodium. Full nutrition

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Unbelievable! This tastes exactly like Thin Mints (Girl Scout version)! Just make sure you slice the cookies thin enough in order for them to harden. I changed the recipe a little by using An...

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I had to give this recipe three stars because of the chocolate coating. I followed the recipe exactly and it hardly had any minty flavor since most of it got cooked out while in the oven. The ...

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Unbelievable! This tastes exactly like Thin Mints (Girl Scout version)! Just make sure you slice the cookies thin enough in order for them to harden. I changed the recipe a little by using An...

I had to give this recipe three stars because of the chocolate coating. I followed the recipe exactly and it hardly had any minty flavor since most of it got cooked out while in the oven. The ...

These were great-much better than the Girl Scout cookies! I ommitted 1/4 cup of flour and they were the perfect consistency. I didn't refridgerate them for as long as the recipe says; just an ho...

After our cookie sales had ended, I gathered our GS troop for this homemade version. I had some cookies prepared in stages, so the girls could do each part of the process. We then did a taste ...

My family went crazy over these delights. After freezing, I sliced dough on my electric food slicer to achieve perfect,consistent thickness.Instead of drizzling chocolate, I dipped cookie,face d...

I have to disagree with some reviews, my cookies were amazing! I had read that they were dry, so I just omitted the 1/4 cup of flour, and they are super flavourful. Nice chocolate minty goodness...

Maybe I expected too much because of the prior reviews but I thought the texture just was too chewy, they were too minty and the chocolate was too sticky. The mint wasn't quite the right flavor ...

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I wish I would have read more of the reviews before doing this recipe - especially given how time-consuming it is. Part way through, I started to wonder if it was worth the money savings to make...