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Homemade Thin Mints

Homemade Thin Mints

Who doesn’t love Thin Mints? These delicious, minty treats are a favorite among cookie enthusiasts. But did you know that you can make your own homemade Thin Mints? Not only will you be able to enjoy these delectable cookies anytime you want, but you’ll also impress your friends and family with your baking skills. In this article, we’ll guide you through the process of making homemade Thin Mints, step by step.

Gathering the Ingredients

Before we dive into the recipe, let’s talk about the ingredients you’ll need. You’ll be surprised to learn that most of the ingredients can be found in your pantry. From flour to cocoa powder to peppermint extract, gather all the necessary items before you start baking. Once you have everything ready, you can begin creating your homemade Thin Mints.

Mixing the Dough

Now that you have all your ingredients, it’s time to mix the dough. Imagine the satisfaction of combining the flour with cocoa powder, sugar, and butter. As you mix the ingredients together, the dough begins to take shape, just like clay in the hands of a skilled sculptor. Knead the dough until it’s smooth and well-blended, ready to be transformed into delicious cookies.

Rolling and Cutting the Cookies

Once the dough is mixed, it’s time to roll it out and cut it into the iconic Thin Mint shape. Picture yourself rolling the dough with a rolling pin, its smooth surface gliding effortlessly over the dough, just like a skater on ice. As you cut out each cookie, the aroma of mint fills the air, creating an irresistible temptation to take a bite right away. But hold on, we’re not done yet!

Baking and Cooling

Now it’s time to bake the cookies. Place them carefully on a baking sheet, and watch as they go into the oven. The heat begins to work its magic, transforming the raw dough into crispy, delicious Thin Mints. As you wait for them to bake, the anticipation builds up. The smell of freshly baked cookies wafts through the kitchen, making your mouth water. Once they’re done, let them cool on a wire rack, allowing them to reach the perfect texture.

Dipping in Chocolate

Now that the cookies have cooled, it’s time to add the final touch – dipping them in chocolate. Imagine the smooth, velvety texture of melted chocolate as you carefully coat each cookie. The chocolate acts as a protective shell, sealing in the minty goodness inside. As you finish dipping each cookie, your masterpiece is complete, ready to be enjoyed.


Homemade Thin Mints are a delightful treat that you can easily make in the comfort of your own kitchen. From gathering the ingredients to rolling, cutting, baking, and dipping, the process is as enjoyable as the end result. So why not give it a try? Surprise your loved ones with these homemade delights, and let the minty goodness transport you to cookie heaven.

Frequently Asked Questions

1. Can I use a different type of mint extract?

Yes, you can experiment with different mint extracts to add your own twist to the recipe.

2. Can I substitute butter with margarine?

While butter is the recommended option, margarine can be used as a substitute.

3. How long do homemade Thin Mints stay fresh?

If stored in an airtight container, homemade Thin Mints can stay fresh for up to two weeks.

4. Can I freeze homemade Thin Mints?

Absolutely! Homemade Thin Mints can be frozen for up to three months. Just make sure to thaw them before serving.

5. Can I use a different type of chocolate for dipping?

Yes, you can use dark, milk, or white chocolate based on your preference.

6. Can I make homemade Thin Mints gluten-free?

Yes, you can substitute regular flour with gluten-free flour to make the cookies gluten-free.

7. Can I add any toppings to the dipped cookies?

Certainly! You can sprinkle crushed candy canes or cookie crumbs on top of the chocolate coating for added flavor and texture.

8. Can I make the cookies thicker or thinner?

Yes, you can adjust the thickness of the cookies by rolling the dough thinner or thicker before cutting them.

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Homemade Thin Mints

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Prep Time 30 minutes
Cook Time 7 minutes
Total Time 2 hours 37 minutes
Servings 24


  • 1/2 cup of softened butter
  • 1/2 cup of sugar
  • 1/4 teaspoon of salt
  • 1 large egg yolk
  • 1/2 teaspoon of peppermint extract
  • 1 cup of flour
  • 1/4 cup of unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 8 ounces of semisweet chocolate , chopped
  • 8 ounces of dark chocolate candy melts


  • In a large bowl, beat the butter using an electric mixer at medium speed for approximately 30 seconds.
  • Add the sugar and salt to the bowl and continue beating until well combined.
  • Beat in the egg yolk and peppermint extract.
  • Gradually beat in the flour and cocoa.
  • Shape the dough into a 6-inch roll and wrap it in plastic wrap or wax paper.
  • Place the wrapped dough in the refrigerator and chill until firm enough to slice, which usually takes about 2 hours. Alternatively, you can freeze the dough for approximately 1 hour.
  • Preheat the oven to 375 degrees F (190 degrees C).
  • Cut the chilled dough roll into slices that are approximately 1/8 to 1/4 inch thick.
  • Arrange the sliced dough on an ungreased baking sheet, making sure to leave about 2 inches of space between each cookie.
  • Bake the cookies in the preheated oven for 7 to 8 minutes, or until the edges are firm.
  • Allow the cookies to cool on the baking sheet placed on a wire rack. It's important to let them cool completely before trying to remove them, as they are delicate.
  • In a small bowl, microwave the semisweet chocolate and candy melts, stirring twice, until melted and smooth. This usually takes about 1 to 2 minutes.
  • Dip each cookie into the melted chocolate, allowing
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