Thin Mints

16 Feb

Thin Mints - The First Year Blog #HomemadeThinMints

These 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. 

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!

Thin Mints - The First Year Blog #HomemadeThinMints

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

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66 Responses to “Thin Mints”

  1. Michelle @ The Gluten Free Wife February 16, 2013 at 10:54 pm #

    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. noyomoco February 17, 2013 at 8:31 am #

    These sound awesome!

  3. Jeni Verdery (@Igotthismartha) February 17, 2013 at 9:06 am #

    Yummy! Thin Mints are my favorite Girl Scout cookies!

  4. Krista@EverydayMom'sMeals February 17, 2013 at 12:40 pm #

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

  5. Leslie February 17, 2013 at 4:59 pm #

    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.
    Leslie
    http://www.violetimperfection.com

  6. Lanaya February 17, 2013 at 5:13 pm #

    Have I told you lately you are my idol!? Yum!!!

    Thank you for linking to Raising Imperfection.
    Please come back Friday to see if you were featured. :)

    ¤´¨)
    ¸.•*´
    (¸¤ Lanaya | xoxo
    http://www.raising-reagan.com

  7. Simplee Sue February 17, 2013 at 7:33 pm #

    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

  8. Ruthie February 17, 2013 at 10:31 pm #

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

    • Ruthie February 23, 2013 at 10:26 am #

      You’re delicious cookies were featured today at Super Saturday Show & Tell… stop by and grab a Feature button!! xoxo~ Ruthie

  9. le chateau des fleurs February 17, 2013 at 11:31 pm #

    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

  10. Brenda @ChattingOverChocolate.blogspot.com February 18, 2013 at 6:21 am #

    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! :-)

  11. Loretta | A Finn In The Kitchen February 18, 2013 at 10:56 am #

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

  12. Bethany February 18, 2013 at 12:59 pm #

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

  13. Barb Hoyer (@BarbHoyer) February 18, 2013 at 2:44 pm #

    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.

  14. Corso Mama February 18, 2013 at 3:35 pm #

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

  15. Steph @ Crafting in the Rain February 18, 2013 at 5:31 pm #

    Wow, sounds yummy!

  16. Good Girl Gone Green February 18, 2013 at 7:14 pm #

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

  17. Becca Heflin February 18, 2013 at 9:40 pm #

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

  18. Sara @SneakySpoons February 19, 2013 at 8:46 am #

    Those look great!

  19. Val @ KnotTiedDown February 19, 2013 at 8:47 am #

    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 :)

  20. Chandra@The Plaid and Paisley Kitchen February 19, 2013 at 9:31 am #

    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!

  21. Diana Rambles February 19, 2013 at 9:56 am #

    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!

  22. KT February 19, 2013 at 12:11 pm #

    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

  23. lovebakesgoodcakes February 19, 2013 at 12:25 pm #

    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!

  24. Brittany February 19, 2013 at 1:19 pm #

    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

  25. Six Sisters February 19, 2013 at 4:43 pm #

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

  26. I'm Feelin' Crafty February 20, 2013 at 3:07 pm #

    looks delicious!! I want one now!

  27. creativejewishmom/sara February 20, 2013 at 5:25 pm #

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

  28. mary jo February 20, 2013 at 6:42 pm #

    OMG! These look delicious!

  29. Debi and Charly @ Adorned From Above February 21, 2013 at 8:10 am #

    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

  30. Erika @ The Hopeless Housewife February 21, 2013 at 10:11 am #

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

  31. Lazy Budget Chef February 21, 2013 at 4:31 pm #

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

  32. Ginger February 21, 2013 at 5:23 pm #

    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

  33. Tanya Schroeder February 21, 2013 at 5:43 pm #

    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!

  34. Pam McFarland February 22, 2013 at 7:39 am #

    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

  35. BetsyPool February 24, 2013 at 12:00 pm #

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

  36. Susie February 24, 2013 at 6:44 pm #

    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

    New Linky
    http://bowdabrablog.com/2013/02/23/crafty-showcase-link-up-anything-fun-in-the-craft-project-linky-2/

  37. Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl February 24, 2013 at 7:21 pm #

    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!

  38. JESS44903 February 25, 2013 at 10:00 pm #

    I need to try these! :) Pinned for later!

    I would love for you to join my Link Up and Blog Hop! :)

    http://www.pluckys-secondthought.com/pluckys-link-up-and-a-giveaway/

    http://www.pluckys-secondthought.com/pluckys-blog-hop/

  39. Robin February 25, 2013 at 10:43 pm #

    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.

  40. Marilyn March 12, 2013 at 7:10 am #

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

  41. Bailey March 18, 2013 at 8:23 am #

    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

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