Thin Mints for National Chocolate Mint Day | Precious Gem Candles

Thin Mints for National Chocolate Mint Day

Posted on February 19, 2015 by Stacy Harbert | 0 Comments

If I were to rank Girl Scout cookies in order of my personal favorites, Peanut Butter Patties, aka Tagalongs, would be at the top of my list. But, coming in a VERY close second are Thin Mints. If I'm not careful, I could make an entire sleeve of cookies disappear in one sitting. Thankfully, bakers much more talented than I am have developed a thin mint recipe you can make right at home. The idea of never running out of thin mints again is really making my day.

If you decide give this recipe a try, let us know what you think!


-Chocolate cookie wafers-
1 (18.25 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


-Combine the cookie ingredients in a large bowl, adding the water a little at a time until a dough forms
-Cover and chill for 2 hours
-Preheat oven to 350 degrees
-On a lightly floured surface, roll out a portion of the dough to just under 1/16 of an inch thick
-To cut, use a 1.5 inch diameter cookie cutter, or a small lid
-Arrange the cut dough on a cookie sheet sprayed with nonstick spray
-Bake for 10 minutes
-Remove wafers from oven and allow to cool completely
-Combine chocolate chips with peppermint extract and shortening in a large microwave safe glass or ceramic bowl
-Heat on 50 percent for 2 minutes, stir gently, then heat for an additional minute
-Stir once again, and if chocolate is not smooth, continue to heat in microwave for 30 second intervals until smooth
-Use a fork to dip each wafer into the chocolate, tap to remove excess coating. Place cookies on wax paper lined baking sheet and refrigerate until cool

*recipe courtesy of



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