Chocolate Thin Mint Cookies

If you are addicted to the Girl Scout thin mint cookies, you will love these. Peppermint oil is a flavoring available at most candy and cake supply stores.

Makes: 36Hands-on: 25 minutesTotal: 8 hours 35 minutesDifficulty: Easy

Makes: 36


  • 1⁄2 cup unsalted butter
  • 1 cup confectioners’ sugar
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • 1 cup cocoa powder
  • 1⁄2 tsp. salt
  • 1 3⁄4 cups all-purpose flour
  • 12 oz. semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1⁄8 tsp. peppermint oil


  • Cream butter until light and fluffy. Add confectioners’ sugar and vanilla; blend well.
  • Stir in cocoa, salt, and flour. Shape into 2-inch diameter logs; wrap in wax paper. Chill overnight.
  • Preheat oven to 350°F. Line 2 large baking sheets with parchment paper.
  • Slice cookie dough as thin as possible without breaking. Transfer slices to prepared baking sheets. Bake 10 minutes.
  • Melt chocolate chips in microwave, stirring often, until melted. Add peppermint oil. Dip cooled cookies completely in chocolate coating; place on clean parchment paper to set.