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Homemade Thin Mints

These Homemade Thin Mints are just like your favorites in the green box, but these are made with completely organic ingredients. So, no need to track down a girl scout this year, as you can easily make your own Homemade Thin Mints with ingredients you can trust.

If you love chocolate and mint as much as I do, be sure to check out some of my other favorite recipes like my Mint Chocolate Coconut Squares, Vegan Thin Mint Brownies, or my Thin Mint Biscotti.

homemade thin mint cookies

Why You'll Love This Recipe

These Homemade Thin Mints taste just like the nostalgic ones you know and love. But, these use organic ingredients so you can feel good indulging and sharing with friends and family!

These simple mint chocolate shortbread cookies are coated in dark chocolate. I add a little drizzle of chocolate on top for a delightful texture in every bite! Instead of buying cookies this year, make your own Homemade Thin Mints with my easy recipe!

Ingredients for Homemade Thin Mints

Organic Valley Salted Butter

Florida Crystals Organic Powdered Sugar

Cairnspring Mills Organic All Purpose Flour (use code MIMIORGANIC15 for 15% off your order!)

NuNaturals Organic Dutch Cocoa Powder

Frontier Co-Op Organic Peppermint Flavor

Mama Ganache Organic Dark Chocolate

homemade thin mint cookies

Why use organic ingredients in this recipe? You all know I’m a huge organic advocate, and I bet you may be thinking sometimes, Why would I even bother to use organic ingredients in something that is so sweet and indulgent? But, that is the exact reason why you should use organic ingredients! Sweet things need to have flavor in order to be good, otherwise they are just sweet and they don’t taste like much else. Organic ingredients are more pure than conventional ones, therefore they actually have more flavor than the non organic options. Say it with me, organic means more flavor! And not just more flavor but a more true and pure flavor. And organic ingredients are much healthier for you to eat in general as they do not contain GMOs or anything artificial. Plus, you are being environmentally friendly when you choose organic ingredients!

So, I highly recommend that you buy the best organic ingredients for this recipe! You can also shop my Amazon Storefront for all my favorite organic ingredients here. Tip – hover over each ingredient to see the name. And if you want to learn more about organic foods and the difference, read my post here on Food Labels and What They Mean.

Homemade Thin Mints

Recipe by MimiDifficulty: Easy
Makes

36

cookies

You'll never have to buy Girl Scout cookies again when you have the recipe for these organic homemade Thin Mints!

Ingredients

  • Dough
  • 1 cup (226 grams) organic salted butter, softened

  • 142 grams (1 cup) organic powdered sugar, sifted

  • 1 tablespoon organic peppermint flavor (like Frontier Co-Op)

  • 212 grams (1 2/3 cups) organic all purpose flour

  • 43 grams (1/2 cup) organic Dutch cocoa powder, sifted

  • Topping
  • 567 grams (20 ounces) organic dark chocolate, chopped

Directions

  • Preheat the oven to 350°F. Line 2 cookie sheets with parchment paper.
  • To make the dough: In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, add the butter, powdered sugar, and peppermint flavor. Mix on low until combined and you don’t see powdered sugar anymore, there will still be a few chunks of butter but that is okay because it’s very soft.
  • Add the flour and cocoa into the butter mixture and mix on low until combined and smooth. The dough should feel like play dough in your hands.
  • Using your hands, form the dough into 36 balls and place them on the prepared cookie sheets. Flatten each one slightly so they are about 1 3/4-inch in diameter.
  • Bake for 13 minutes or until set and dry. Allow to cool completely on the cookie sheets.
  • To cover the cookies: Using a double boiler, melt about 80% of the dark chocolate until it reaches 115°F on a chocolate thermometer. Remove from heat and add in the remaining 20%, stir vigorously to combine. Allow the chocolate to come down to 91°F.
  • Using a fork, dip each cookie into the chocolate and pick it up and let the excess chocolate drip off, place back on the parchment paper. Repeat with all the cookies. Place the cookie sheets in the freezer to set the chocolate, for about 10 minutes. Remove from the freezer and using the remaining chocolate, drizzle on top with a spoon. Place back in the freezer.
  • Store in the freezer for up to 1 month.

Notes

  • Gluten Free – Replace the flour with 212 grams (scant 1 1/3 cups) organic gluten free flour blend and 28 grams (1/4 cup plus 1 tablespoon) organic coconut flour.
  • High Altitude – Bake at 350°F for 12 minutes or until set and dry.

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