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Thin Mint Cookies Recipe (Girl Scouts)

The ultimate Thin Mint style Girl Scout Cookie Recipe.


Chocolate Cookie Wafers
  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) 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 ounce) bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 tablespoons shortening

Step 2   Make Dough

Combine chocolate wafer ingredients in a bowl until well mixed. You may need to get your hands in there!

On a surface lightly dusted with flour, shape dough into two logs, about 1 1/2 inches (or about 4 cm) in diameter.

Step 3 Freeze Dough

Wrap in plastic wrap, waxed paper or parchment and freeze for at least 1-2 hours, until dough is very firm and can be sliced into wafers.

Step 4  Bake

Preheat 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. 

These cookies are firm and will not spread very much, so you can put them quite close together.

Bake for 13-15 minutes, until cookies are firm at the edges. Cool cookies completely on a wire rack before dipping in chocolate.

Step 5 Prepare Coating

Combine chocolate chips with peppermint extract and shortening in a large microwave-safe glass or ceramic bowl.

Heat on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, stir gently, then heat for an addition minute.

Stir once again, and if chocolate is not a smooth consistency, continue to nuke in 30-second intervals until smooth.

Step 6  Dip

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.

Refrigerate until firm.

These taste best after they’ve been refrigerated for a day, but of course, I recommend trying some now, and saving some for the next day so you can be properly assured of this.

Store these in an airtight container in the fridge for a week or two.  Or freeze them for up to a month! They’re great right out of the freezer too.  But once they’re in the open air, they will start to melt.

*Recipe & Photo Credits: Instructables


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