This copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies recipe only requires two ingredients and can be made anytime you are feeling lazy or can’t find the real thing!
Every year, January seems to last FOREVER, and February just flies by in the blink of an eye. So, March always seems to sneak up on me. Can you relate? Although, I love March because it means it’s Girl Scout Cookie season!
Now, don’t get me wrong. I love authentic Girl Scout Cookies! But since they are only available for a limited time, I came up with a way to satisfy my craving any time of the year. My solution: my two-ingredient copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie recipe! It’s perfect for even the laziest cook!
Every year, my parents usually bought lots of Girl Scout Cookies. Our family’s favorite is always the Thin Mints. Although, I think my mom would hide the cookie boxes in her sewing room because they seemed to disappear way too fast…
When was younger, I made my copycat version all the time! I haven’t made them in quite a while though. But, I recently made them again and knew I had to share them with you. My husband said these might taste even better than the original. And he said he prefers the texture of the homemade version since they are crispier.
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies Equipment
The equipment needed for this Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies recipe is minimal. (Just like the ingredients!)
First, I recommend using a heat-safe mixing bowl to melt your chocolate. I highly recommend these Pyrex mixing bowls! Seriously, I can’t say enough good things about them. While they are not oven-safe, they should be able to handle the heat of a double broiler or a microwave.
Speaking of, the next thing you’ll need is a Double Boiler or a microwave to melt the chocolate. I also like to use a heat-safe Rubber Spatula to stir the chocolate.
Psst… Did you know you can make a DIY Instant Pot Double Boiler? To find out How to Use your Instant Pot as a Double Boiler, click here!
Finally, while not necessary, I like to place my dipped cookies onto a parchment-lined Baking Sheet. The baking sheet helps contain the mess. And while the cookies are cooling, I can move the cookies out of the way.
Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies Preparation Tips
Ritz Thin Mint Cookies Ingredients
Because the ingredients are so simple, I often call these Lazy Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies. As mentioned earlier, you only need two ingredients for this recipe:
If you can’t find the Andes Creme De Menthe Baking Chips, you can try and substitute a good quality melting chocolate and 1/2 tsp peppermint extract. Try to use chocolate wafers intended for candy making. I’ve tried this recipe with mint flavored chocolate chips, and they don’t melt nearly as well. And, they can be really hard to evenly coat the crackers. Best bet, look for the Andes Baking Chips. They always melt beautifully, and it makes the process so much easier.
For the crackers, I’ve tried using all kinds! I’ve tried regular, no-salt, and lightly salted. Ultimately, my favorite is the Hint of Salt Ritz Crackers. When I tried the no-salt crackers, I missed the salty-sweet contrast. Sometimes, the regular variety can be too salty for this recipe. So, my favorite is to use the lightly salted crackers.
This step is optional, but before melting your chocolate, I like to save 2 tbsp mints to top the cookies. It makes them look pretty, and it gives them extra texture. After dipping each cracker into the melted chocolate, immediately sprinkle each cookie with a few baking chips.
When melting your chocolate, do it slowly to prevent overcooking. If you overheat your chocolate, it could split. Then, when the cookies cool, they will not have an even, glossy finish. If your chocolate starts to harden, return it to the double boiler or the microwave to reheat the chocolate.
This Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies recipes makes about 42 cookies, but your yield will depend on how thick you cat the chocolate. Because there are so many crackers to coat, the coating process takes about 30 minutes.
After 30 minutes, the first cookies I coated started to harden. So, the whole process will take about an hour. But, it’s totally worth it because you’ll have a whole bunch of cookies!
Want More Like These Thin Mint Cookies?
I really hope you enjoy this easy homemade Thin Mint cookie recipe. If you want to try a new way to eat them, freeze them before you eat them! My husband does this all the time with the original cookies, and we liked the homemade version frozen too!
If you’re looking for more yummy desserts, give these recipes a try:
- The BEST Frosted Mint Brownies
- Chocolate Peanut Butter Pretzels
- Peanut Butter Cup Cookies
- Frozen Chocolate Peanut Butter Banana Pretzel Bites
For the leftover crackers, you should try some Cottage Cheese and Crackers!
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Copycat Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies
- 10 oz Andes Creme de Menthe Baking Chips
- 42 individual Low-Sodium Butter Crackers (about 1 1/2 sleeves)
- Line a rimmed baking sheet with parchment paper.
- Reserve 2-3 tablespoons of the baking chips. Melt the remaining baking chips over a double boiler, or in 15 second increments in the microwave.
- Using a fork, dip and coat each cracker in melted chocolate. Still using the fork, remove the cookie from the chocolate and allow any excess chocolate to drip off the cookie. Place the cookie on the prepared baking sheet.
- Before the chocolate sets, sprinkle the top of each cooking with a few baking chips. Allow the cookies to cool and set for about 30 to 60 minutes.
- Eat immediately, or freeze, for a yummy treat or snack!