Tuesday, April 20, 2010

Homemade Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies!

As promised yesterday, here is how I made Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies! The credit for this recipe goes to Santa's Gift Shoppe and I am unbelievably grateful to her for posting this. Thank you!

Homemade Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies

thin mint girl scout cookies

Ingredients:

For Dough:
2 1/4 c. flour
1/4 c. cornstarch
6 Tbsp. unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 tsp. salt
1 c. white sugar
1/2 c. butter, room temperature
1/3 c. milk (any kind)
1/2 tsp. vanilla extract
3/4 tsp. peppermint extract

For Chocolate Coating:
10 oz. dark or semisweet chocolate
1/2 c. butter, room temperature

Directions:

Step 1: In a small bowl whisk together flour, cornstarch cocoa powder, and salt.

Step 2: In a large bowl, cream together butter and sugar. With the mixer on low speed, add in the milk and the extracts. Mixture will look curdled. Gradually, add flour mixture until fully incorporated.

Step 3: Shape dough into two logs, about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1-2 hours, until dough is very firm.

Step 4: Pre-heat oven to 375F. Slice dough into rounds not more than 1/4 inch thick (if they are too thick they will not be as crisp) and place on a parchment lined baking sheet. Cookies will not spread very much, so you can put them quite close together.

Step 5: Bake for 13-15 minutes, until cookies are firm at the edges...

thin mint girl scout cookies

(As you can see, my cookies did not turn out quite round enough, as my log was a bit soft due to the extra milk I added. But still...)

Cool completely on a wire rack before dipping in chocolate.

Step 6: To make the chocolate coating, measure out 10 oz. of chocolate (I used chocolate chips) using a kitchen scale.

Step 7: On very low heat, melt and stir chocolate and butter together until smooth.

Step 8: Dip each cookie in melted chocolate, turn with fork to coat, then transfer to a piece of parchment paper (or wax paper) to set up for at least 30 min or until chocolate is cool and firm...

thin mint girl scout cookiess

(I placed my cookies on non-stick dehydrator sheets and they came off just swimmingly once the chocolate was hardened.)

I swear these cookies were way, way too good. I stuffed myself until I felt like I was going to founder. Try to pace yourself because these are rich, and decadent and unbelievably amazing. Enjoy!

thin mint girl scout cookies

9 comments:

layne said...

oh wow. those look so delicious! i can't wait to try them out!

nana rosie said...

OH my goodness, THESE are my FAVE!!! Thanks so much for sharing! I am going right now to make some!!
Rosie T

Country Cookin' Mama said...

I love you so very much for posting this.

Mom2my10 @ 11th Heaven said...

County Cookin' Mama, I love you, too!

Anonymous said...

First, I've been reading your blog for a couple of weeks now and I thoroughly enjoy it. Congratulations on the new baby! I hope to have my next (one day) completely natural and you are a wonderful inspiration.

Second, while I know your cookies are wonderful. I make a "cookie" that is just as good as a girl scout thin mint, but may be easier to make.

Melt chocolate almond bark and add a little mint extract (about a teaspoon). Then dip ritz crackers in. They taste just like thin mints. They are a Christmas treat only at my house though. :)

Ann Elizabeth in Mississippi

Brian + Cheryl B. said...

Hi Jen :-D
You wrote, 'I am unbelievably grateful to Santa's Gift Shoppe for posting this.' Sorry, but I am not sure that I am quite as grateful to you for doing the same. I am gaining ground on conquoring this nasty Vertigo, which I've been dealing with since Jan. 12th. There really is hope that I might be able to return to my kitchen, aka:cooking and baking (along with everything else in life 8-/) soon.

My goal has been to return to 'living' (as I've come to think of it) and to be able to loose these few pounds I've gained while sitting still yet spinning horribly.

However Jen, if you and a couple of my other blogging friends keep posting recipies like this one, you know, ones that I now want to try ever so badly, well, instead of loosing the few pounds I've gained, I'll head into the kitchen, start baking like a women posessed, and gain lots of pounds. o;-p

Thank-you ever so much!!! o;-p!

panamamama said...

Okay, I'm trying to lose weight here! :) As a GS leader I should be upset people are trying to copy the cookies, but I personally don't like cookies from a box and will be making these! Thanks!

ABIGAIL said...

mmm this made my mouth water!

My name is Abigail Pogrebin; I'm an identical twin and former 60 Minutes producer who just published a book about twins called "One and the Same." I think any parent of twins or multiples will find much to chew on and maybe some guidance as to how to dodge pitfalls of doubleness. I'd love to speak to you about the possibility of a book review and/or author Q&A. My email is apogrebin@gmail.com, website:www.abigailpogrebin.com.

Carly Taylor said...

Also, for those of you who end up making Thin Mints using ANY of these great recipes... Here's a recipe for Thin Mint Truffles!

This recipe is actually really a great find because they'll let anybody make thin mints or thin mint truffles year round... meaning you don't have to wait for Girl Scout Season!!!

Thanks! -Carly @ Createlive