Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Mixes~MYO~Copycat~Etc Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies

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    • #269501

      I came across this and want to try them this weekend. :035:

      Homemade Thin Mints

      Homemade Thin Mints
      2 1/4 cups all purpose flour
      1/4 cup cornstarch
      6 tbsp unsweetened cocoa powder
      1/2 tsp salt
      1 cup white sugar
      1/2 cup butter, room temperature
      1/3 cup milk (any kind)
      1/2 tsp vanilla extract
      3/4 tsp peppermint extract

      In a small bowl, whisk together flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt.
      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 in the flour mixture until fully incorporated.
      Shape dough into two logs, about 1 1/2 inches (or about 4 cm) in diameter, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for at least 1-2 hours, until dough is very firm.
      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. Cookies 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.

      Dark Chocolate Coating
      10-oz dark or semisweet chocolate
      1/2 cup butter, room temperature

      In a microwave safe bowl, combine chocolate and butter. Melt on high power in the microwave, stirring every 45-60 seconds, until chocolate is smooth. Chocolate should have a consistency somewhere between chocolate syrup and fudge for a thin coating.
      Dip each cookie in melted chocolate, turn with a fork to coat, then transfer to a piece of parchment paper or wax paper to set up for at least 30 minutes, or until chocolate is cool and firm.
      Reheat chocolate as needed to keep it smooth and easy to dip into.

    • #410214

      When you do try them please let me know how they taste. This could save me a ton of money, LOL.

    • #410225

      Oh man! I love these! Please let me know how they are!

    • #410317

      Thanks!!! I love these. I’m going to attempt to make them.

    • #410333

      You’re gonna kill my girls sales LOL. If anyone tries these please let me know how it turns out 🙂

    • #410337

      Naw, I’m still buying some of the real things too from my friend’s niece.

    • #410727

      I will definately be trying these.

    • #412795

      Now that the prices are staying the same but there are going to be less cookies, I will still buy a box, but I will make them too 🙂

    • #412838

      The kids wanted to do this at Christmas time. The dough was a nightmare to work with but the recipe they used had a cake mix in it so I’ll pass this one on to them! I finally told them to bag it and toss it into the freezer and we’d deal with it later.

      guess it’s later! I’ll have to tell them to pull it out and we can try again. If they can’t do it I’ll tell them to toss it and try this recipe instead!

    • #412840

      Thanks brchbell…please let us know 🙂

    • #414199

      Thanks, I love these cookies so much I can eat the whole package. I am going to have to give them a try!

    • #414246
      Lyndie
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      I will have to make these this week! My dh has been craving thin mints.

    • #435767

      Oh My…………These are my favorite Girl Scout cookie! I love to freeze them before eating – I will have to try this recipe for sure.

    • #460786

      My sons & I will be making these soon

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Budget Menu & Dirt Cheap Recipes Mixes~MYO~Copycat~Etc Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies