Girl Scout Thin Mints

Girl Scout Thin Mints Copycat Recipe

Double dog dare any Girl Scout Thin Mints fan to do a side-by-side taste test. We just did and move over girl scouts–no comparison…these are the best!


These were really fun to make and so easy!! They are a little time consuming, but worth the effort. Especially if you like thin mints as much as I do!

People didn’t believe that I had made them, and they weren’t store-bought.

They are fabulous and they taste great frozen too.

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Girl Scout Thin Mints Copycat Recipe
Prep Time
30 mins
Cook Time
12 mins
2 hrs
Total Time
2 hrs 42 mins

If anything this Girl Scout Then Mints Copycat Recipe is better that the Girl Scout version.

Course: Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Girl Scout Thin Mints
Servings: 6
Calories: 325 kcal
Chocolate Cookie Wafers
  • 1

    18 1/4 oz

    package fudge cake mix
  • 3 tablespoons shortening melted
  • 1/2 cup cake flour measured then sifted
  • 1 egg
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • 3

    12 oz bags

    semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 tablespoons shortening
  1. Combine the cookie ingredients in a large bowl, adding the water a little bit at a time until the dough forms. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
  2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
  3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a portion of the dough to just under 1/16 of an inch thick.
  4. To cut, use a lid from a spice container with a 1 1/2-inch diameter.
  5. Arrange the cut dough rounds on a cookie sheet that is sprayed with a light coating on non-stick spray.
  6. Bake for 10 minutes.
  7. Remove the wafers from the oven and cool completely.
  8. Combine chocolate chips with peppermint extract and shortening in a large microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl.
  9. Heat on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, stir gently, then heat for an addition minute.
  10. Stir once again, and if chocolate is not a smooth consistency, continue to zap in microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth.
  11. Use a fork to dip each wafer in the chocolate, tap the fork on the edge of the bowl so that the excess chocolate runs off, and then place the cookies side-by-side on a wax paper-lined baking sheet.
  12. Refrigerate until firm.


Enjoy these Girl Scout Thin Mints!

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Recipe based on one by spatchcock
Photo by Dine & Dish