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The Best Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

Girl Scout Cookie Recipe

The Best Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

This is the best girl scout cookie recipe ever! It's for all the months in between girl scout cookie selling season when you still need your thin mints! Let's not waste any time and get into it!


8 ounces butter, softened
1 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon vanilla extract
1 cup cocoa powder
3/4 teaspoon salt
1 1/2 cups flour

Chocolate Peppermint Coating Ingredients:

1 pound semi-sweet chocolate, chopped
1/4 teaspoon plus a couple drops of natural peppermint extract


1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F.

2. Cream the butter and powdered sugar until light and fluffy. Stir in the vanilla extract, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix well.

3. Add the flour and mix well, but do not overmix.

4. Turn the dough out onto a counter and form a smooth ball.

5. Place the ball of dough into a large plastic bag and flatten to 3/4-inch thick. Place in the freezer for 20 minutes to chill.

6. Roll the dough out thin, about 1/8-inch. Cut out circles with a cookie cutter.

7. Place cookies on a parchment-lined baking sheet and bake for 10 minutes. Allow cookies to cool completely.

Peppermint Coating Directions:

1. Slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until smooth. Stir in the peppermint extract.

2. Dip each cookie into the chocolate until fully coated with a thin, even coating of chocolate. Drain excess chocolate when removing cookie from chocolate.

3. Place on the parchment lined baking sheet, and repeat for the rest of the cookies. Place the cookies in the refrigerator to set.

Other Desserts to Try

Once you've tried this delicious thin mint recipe, try out some of these other dessert ideas:

  • Pudding. Who doesn't love pudding? By using the box mix, it's super easy to make. Pick your favorite flavor up from the store, prepare, and serve!
  • Donuts. Donuts aren't just for breakfast! Donuts can be served at any time of the day. If you have the means to make them, then make some for your family! Just remember to never pour the oil down the drain.
  • Cheesecake. Who doesn't love a good cheesecake? Cheesecake is rich, delicious, and both savory and sweet. As the Cheesecake Factory taught us, there are so many different flavors of cheesecake out there. Pick your favorite and make it to enjoy with your family!
  • Angel food cake. Sometimes, plain chocolate or vanilla cake gets boring. Why not try an Angel food cake? If you're feeling on the chocolate side, a Devil's food cake can work well too. Turn it into a poke cake for extra fun!
  • S'mores. If it's summertime, why not make some s'mores? They're so much fun to make with kids, and it's a good opportunity to teach them fire safety. S'more supplies are always plentiful in the summer, so you should have no problem finding everything you need.
  • Fruit pie. Who doesn't love a good fruit pie? Whether you're making a classic like apple or a rarer one like grape, a fruit pie is sure to delight your family. Pick whatever fruit is in season, or go for your favorite. Either way, it will surely delight!
  • Fruit salad. If you want or need a healthier desert option, fruit salad is a good choice! Fruit salad is sweet, while not coming with the potential ramifications of added sugar or artificial sweeteners. Grab your favorite fruit and toss it together, or buy a pre-made fruit salad from the store!
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