How To Make Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies: Recipe

Founded March 12, 1912, the Girl Scouts of America is an organization dedicated to teaching citizenship, confidence, honesty and a number of other valuable qualities. To help with this, the Girl Scouts do a number of fundraisers throughout the year, but undoubtedly the most popular is their cookie sale. With a variety of different flavors available, there is something for everyone. In this video, shows you how to make your very own Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies, for those times of the year when you can’t get your hands on a box. To find out when the cookies go on sale, click Here.

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Recipe: How to Make Your Very Own Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

Selling cookies is a valuable part of the Girl Scout experience, and it teaches important skills like planning, finance and teamwork. But for those times of the year when the cookies aren't available, we’ll be showing you how to make your very own Girl Scout Thin Mints.


- 3 tbsp butter
- 1 egg white
- ¼ cup brown sugar
- pinch of Baking Soda
- ½ tsp. salt
- ¼ cup cocoa powder
- ½ cup flour (plus ¼ cup)
- 2 drops peppermint extract

- Chocolate
- 1/8 bar Paraffin wax


1. Start by preheating the oven to 300°F, and then combine all the cookie ingredients together in a bowl, starting with ½ cup of flour.
2. Next, make sure the dough is roll-able by adding flour until it is no longer sticky.
3. Transfer your dough to a work surface and roll it out until it is very thin, about ¼ inch thick.
4. Using a cookie cutter, cut the dough into the desired shape. Keep going until you’re out of dough.
5. Place them on an ungreased cookie sheet and bake for 4-7 minutes, or until the cookies have firmed and browned around the edges.
6. Remove them from the oven, and allow them to cool.
7. Meanwhile, on the stovetop, melt the chocolate and paraffin in a double boiler. The wax is added to ensure a shiny coat on the cookies.
8. When that’s totally melted, take one cookie at a time and cover it completely in the chocolate coating.
9. When you’re done coating the cookies, place them on wire racks that have some waxed paper under them to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
10. When the chocolate has set, transfer them from the wire racks to a sheet of waxed paper to dry completely.
11. At this point, feel free to get a little creative by drizzling the cookies with the remaining melted chocolate.
12. Allow the chocolate to set, and enjoy!
This recipe is for those times of the year when you just can’t get your hands on a box of Thin Mints and need a fix. But if you can, get out and support the Girl Scouts by picking up a box.

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