Copying the success of Oreos, Thin Mints are a popular cookie that many people enjoy. The cookies are made by Nabisco and have been around since the late 1980’s.

The mint cookies recipe is a classic cookie that has been around for many years.

Thin Mint Biscuits are created with buttery chocolate cookies that have been dipped in a mint fudge frosting. This easy Thin Mints copycat recipe is much better than the original!

In our home, we like Thin Mints, so I was overjoyed to find this delicious copycat recipe! They’re even better than the originals in terms of flavor! They have a delicious chocolate taste and a buttery crisp texture with just the right amount of mint flavor. You’ll adore them if you give them a try!

COPYCAT-THIN-MINTS-COOKIESGirl Scout Cookie Recipe for Thin Mints

One of my favorite aspects of this shortbread biscuit recipe is that it can be prepared ahead of time! Mix the cookie dough with a hand mixer or a stand mixer. Mix the butter and sugar together first, then add the vanilla essence and cocoa powder. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing basin. Add the chopped pecans and mix well.



Wrap the dough in plastic wrap or wax paper after shaping it into logs. Refrigerate the cookie dough logs for at least 2 hours. You can even prepare this cookie dough ahead of time and store it in the refrigerator for up to a week! After chilling the cookies, slice them, bake them, cool them, and sprinkle them with chocolate. Allow to cool before adding to your Christmas cookie tray!

1632464418_207_COPYCAT-THIN-MINTS-COOKIESTo make Thin Mints, you’ll need the following kitchen tools.

To create these shortbread biscuits, I utilize two of my favorite culinary products. I use these ingredients in almost every cookie recipe I make, as well as a variety of other dishes, so they’re extremely flexible. I start by lining my cookie sheets with parchment paper. They’re offered in sizes that precisely fit a 12×16 cookie sheet, allowing cookies to bake without sticking and without the hassle of putting oil on the cookie pans!


A KitchenAid mixer is the second item on the list. Mine is fantastic! I have a Bosch as well, but I like to bake with my KitchenAid. Every mixer comes with a cookie paddle that you can connect to the mixer. They’re simple to use and aid in consistent mixing of the components. In this recipe, I also use the metal whisk attachment to create the frosting. It cooks it in a flash! Put this on your wish list since it’s one of my most-used tiny appliances of all time!

1632464420_669_COPYCAT-THIN-MINTS-COOKIESWhat exactly is that three-pronged fork you use to dip your Thin Mints in?

A useful Winton Dipping tool is the three-pronged fork I use to dip each Thin Mint biscuit. It’s part of a three-piece set that makes dipping cookies and candies in chocolate a breeze.

1632464421_458_COPYCAT-THIN-MINTS-COOKIESIngredients that are similar to Girl Scout Thin Mints

To create our Thin Mint cookies, you’ll need the following ingredients:

–1 cup softened butter (2 sticks)

–a half cup of sugar

–a half teaspoon of peppermint essence

–a quarter cup of cocoa powder

–2 tablespoons flour

–1 tablespoon of baking powder

–1/4 teaspoon of salt

1632464422_258_COPYCAT-THIN-MINTS-COOKIESGlaze: Dark Chocolate

–3 cups dark chocolate melting disks

–a half teaspoon of peppermint essence

–1 tablespoon coconut oil or shortening (for thinning)

1632464423_176_COPYCAT-THIN-MINTS-COOKIESMaking Thin Mint Cookies: Step-by-Step Instructions

This is how you create the Homemade Thin Mints recipe:

  1. Cream the butter and sugar together with an electric mixer until light and creamy. Mint extract and chocolate powder are added last.
  2. Combine the flour, baking powder, and salt in a mixing basin. Mix until a dough forms.
  3. Make a half-dozen cuts in the dough. Form each half into an 8-inch long log on a piece of wax paper. Wrap the logs in wax paper and chill for at least 2 hours or overnight. (If you’re short on time, 30 minutes in the freezer will suffice!)
  4. Preheat the oven to 300 degrees Fahrenheit. Preheat oven to 350°F. Line baking pans with parchment paper.
  5. With a sharp knife, cut the logs into 14-inch thick pieces. Place the pieces on baking pans 2 inches apart.
  6. Bake the cookies for 22-26 minutes on the top rack of the oven.
  7. Allow to cool on wire racks.
  8. Microwave the melted chocolate chip for 2 minutes. Allow for 3-4 minutes of resting time. Continue to heat in 15 second intervals until smooth, stirring carefully.
  9. Toss each biscuit in the chocolate and tap off any excess. Place on a parchment-lined baking sheet. Allow to cool completely before using. Cookies should be kept in an airtight container.

I think that dipping chocolate works best when creating sweets like this. Ghirardelli Melting Wafers are available at most supermarket shops. Amazon is where I get my melted chocolate in bulk. If you absolutely want to use chocolate chips, melt 1/2 a tablespoon of shortening or 2 tsp coconut oil with them to thin it down and make it easier to dip the cookies.



Thin Mints a la Girl Scouts

Thin Mint Biscuits are created with buttery chocolate cookies that have been dipped in a mint fudge frosting. This easy Thin Mints copycat recipe is much better than the original! 

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Frequently Asked Questions

What cookies taste most like Thin Mints?

I dont know what cookies taste like, but I can tell you that they are delicious.

What are the ingredients in Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies?

The ingredients in Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies are sugar, corn syrup, cocoa, flour, salt, peppermint oil, natural vanilla extract.

What kind of chocolate is in Thin Mints?

There are actually two different types of chocolate in a Thin Mint. The first is a milk chocolate that is used to coat the wafer, and the second is a dark chocolate that is used for the filling.

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Una is a food website blogger motivated by her love of cooking and her passion for exploring the connection between food and culture. With an enthusiasm for creating recipes that are simple, seasonal, and international, she has been able to connect with people around the world through her website. Una's recipes are inspired by her travels across Mexico, Portugal, India, Thailand, Australia and China. In each of these countries she has experienced local dishes while learning about the culture as well as gaining insight into how food can be used as a bridge between different cultures. Her recipes are often creative combinations of traditional ingredients from various different cuisines blended together to create something new.