Recipe By Uber Baker
Published Jun 19th
Girl Scout Thin Mints® Cheesecake
Prep 20m Cook 45m Additional 5h Ready In 6h 5m
Servings 1 9-inch cheesecake Calories 394.7

This is my favorite cheesecake to make, with a chocolate mint filling, not to mention an amazing crust that holds its own.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 25 Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies®, crushed
  • 3 tablespoons butter, melted
  • 3 (8 ounce) packages cream cheese, softened
  • ¾ cup white sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 3 eggs
  • 10 Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies®, crushed
  • 1 drop peppermint extract, or to taste

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Wrap the bottom of a springform pan with aluminum foil.
  2. 2 Mix 25 crushed cookies with butter in a large bowl. Press into the bottom of a springform pan to form crust.
  3. 3 Beat cream cheese, sugar, and vanilla extract together in a bowl with an electric mixer until smooth. Beat in eggs one at a time, mixing well between each addition. Fold in 10 crushed cookies and peppermint extract.
  4. 4 Spread cream cheese mixture over crust. Set springform pan in a deep baking dish. Pour enough water into the baking dish to come halfway up the sides of the pan.
  5. 5 Bake in the preheated oven until center of the cheesecake is set, 45 to 60 minutes. Turn off oven and open door slightly, leaving cheesecake inside to cool, about 1 hour. Refrigerate until firm, about 4 hours.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 394.7
  • Carbohydrate 27.3 g
  • Cholesterol 115.7 mg
  • Fat 28.8 g
  • Fiber 0.7 g
  • Protein 6.6 g
  • Saturated Fat 17.1 g
  • Sodium 276.7 mg
  • Sugar 19.3 g


  1. Flavor-wise this cheesecake is delicious! Texture-wise no so great for me. I'm not really sure what happened with this cheesecake but it's incredibly soft. I followed the recipe exactly and baked it for 56 minutes--and it browned and began to crack but it still is almost like it's not done? I've made cheesecakes many times - Read more ...
  2. We enjoyed this and it was fun to make. Next time I will add a bit more peppermint extract as I would have liked the mint flavor to come through more. Very tasty as written and not too rich.
  3. I made one similar to this before. Girl Scout in the family so I have a good supply of cookies. This recipe is for a small spring form pan. Say 8". You can easily expand to larger pans by simply eyeball. Just add 1 egg and 1/4 cup sugar for every 8oz of cream (duh) - Read more ...