Best Bites: Homemade thin mints

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Just because it's Girl Scouts season, there doesn't have to be a time stamp on all our favorite cookies. Instead, whip up a batch of these simple thin mints at home! Perfect with a glass of milk, this indulgent recipe is a must-have all year round.

See the full recipe below!


  • 1 1/2 cup all purpose flour
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/8 tsp salt
  • 3/4 cup cocoa powder
  • 3/4 cup butter
  • 1 cup granulated sugar
  • 1 large egg
  • 1 1/4 tsp vanilla extract
  • 1/4 tsp peppermint extract
  • 14 oz semi sweet chocolate


  1. In a bowl, mix flour, baking powder and salt.
  2. Mix in cocoa powder.
  3. Stir, stir stir.
  4. Cream butter.
  5. Add in sugar and egg.
  6. Pour in vanilla extract and 1 tsp peppermint extract.
  7. Pour dry mix into wet mix, creaming as you go.
  8. On a flat surface, form into 2 separate mounds.
  9. Seal and refrigerate for 1 hr.
  10. Roll out dough.
  11. Cut into 2 inch circles.
  12. Bake at 350 degrees for 8 minutes.
  13. In a bowl, melt semi sweet chocolate.
  14. Add in 1/4 tsp peppermint extract.
  15. Stir, stir stir.
  16. Coat cookies in chocolate.
  17. Chill to set.
  18. Enjoy!

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