Crunchy chocolate cookies coated with a chocolate mint coating. This is an easy recipe for homemade Thin Mints and you only need four ingredients to make them.
The other day I saw a Girl Scouts’ cookie booth nearby my house. Is it that time of year already? I love to buy boxes of the cookies but this year I decided I wanted to try making copycat thin mint cookies. I had seen quite a few recipes and thought it might be fun to try.
How to Make Copycat Thin Mints
Instead of making them totally from scratch, I wanted to try a method I’ve seen where you use Oreo cookies to make them. The crunchy chocolate cookie, without the cream filling, is very similar to the cookie in a thin mint. I thought it would work well.
So, for this recipe you only need four ingredients:
- Bittersweet chocolate chips
- Vegetable oil
- Mint extract
- Oreo cookies with the cream center removed
Because you don’t make the actual cookies from scratch, this is a pretty quick recipe that doesn’t require any baking time.
To make the chocolate coating, melt the chocolate in a saucepan on the stove. Add the mint extract and, once the chocolate is melted, add the oil. The oil will thin the mixture and make it easier to dip and coat the cookies.
Dip the cookies in the melted chocolate and coat them evenly. The easiest way to do this is to place the cookie on a fork to dip it, allow the excess chocolate to drip off before you place it on a sheet pan lined with parchment paper. Chill the cookies until the chocolate is set.
These homemade thin mints were delicious and a good quick fix. I always try to buy a few boxes every year but I run out of the cookies so quickly, so this is a nice alternative. And since they are homemade, you can also decorate them and use different types of chocolates if you want to customize them.
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Homemade Thin Mints
- 8 oz bittersweet chocolate chips
- 2 tbsp vegetable oil
- 1 tsp mint extract
- about 20 Oreos
- Twist Oreos in half, removing the cream center. Discard or eat the cream.
- Melt chocolate and mint extract on the stove. Stir in oil to thin chocolate, making it easier to dip and coat the cookies.
- Place Oreo half into chocolate, coating the back and front side with a fork and then setting on parchment paper. I found the best way to make the coating even and smooth is to coat half of the cookie in chocolate and hold it upside down, shaking slightly and allowing the chocolate to fall and coat remaining parts of cookie. Repeat with remaining cookies.
- Place finished cookies in fridge or freezer to chill until chocolate hardens.
The nutrition information provided are only estimates based on an online nutritional calculator. I am not a certified nutritionist. Please consult a professional nutritionist or doctor for accurate information and any dietary restrictions and concerns you may have.