Recipe By Lauren
Published Apr 24th
Prep - Cook - Additional - Ready In -
Servings 3 dozen Calories 175.3

If you love chocolate and mint you are sure to love this homemade version of the Girl Scout Cookies.

Recipe Ingredients

  • 1 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup butter, softened
  • 1 cup white sugar
  • 1 egg
  • ½ teaspoon mint extract
  • 3 (1 ounce) squares semisweet chocolate, chopped
  • ¼ cup butter

Cooking Directions

  1. 1 In a large bowl, beat 1/2 cup butter or margarine until creamy. Add the sugar, and beat until mixed well. Beat in egg and mint extract.
  2. 2 Sift flour, cocoa, and salt together into a small bowl. Add flour mixture by halves into creamed mixture, beating well after each addition.
  3. 3 Divide dough in half. On lightly floured surface roll dough into two 1 1/2 inch diameter cylinders. Wrap each cylinder in waxed paper, and refrigerate 5 hours.
  4. 4 Preheat oven to 350 degrees F (175 degrees C). Thirty minutes prior to baking, place both cylinders in freezer.
  5. 5 Remove one cylinder at a time, and slice 1/4 inch thick pieces with very sharp knife. Place on cookie sheets about 1 1/2 inches apart. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  6. 6 Melt 1/4 cup butter or margarine and the semisweet chocolate in a double boiler or in the microwave. Drizzle over warm cookies. Place on wire racks, and let cool and harden completely.

Nutrition Facts

  • Calories 175.3
  • Carbohydrate 21.7 g
  • Cholesterol 30.7 mg
  • Fat 9.8 g
  • Fiber 1.3 g
  • Protein 2.1 g
  • Saturated Fat 6 g
  • Sodium 91.3 mg
  • Sugar 13.5 g


  1. I wish I would have read more of the reviews before doing this recipe - especially given how time-consuming it is. Part way through I started to wonder if it was worth the money savings to make these at home versus coughing up the 3.50 a box and supporting the girl scouts. The cookie dough - Read more ...
  2. These were great-much better than the Girl Scout cookies! I ommitted 1/4 cup of flour and they were the perfect consistency. I didn't refridgerate them for as long as the recipe says; just an hour and they were fine. I dipped the tops of the cookies in melted semi-sweet chocolate chips (about half the bag) - Read more ...
  3. I have to disagree with some reviews my cookies were amazing! I had read that they were dry so I just omitted the 1/4 cup of flour and they are super flavourful. Nice chocolate minty goodness. Woohoo
  4. I had to give this recipe three stars because of the chocolate coating. I followed the recipe exactly and it hardly had any minty flavor since most of it got cooked out while in the oven. The chocolate coating never fully hardened so the cookies HAVE to be refridgerated at all times or else the - Read more ...
  5. Maybe I expected too much because of the prior reviews but I thought the texture just was too chewy they were too minty and the chocolate was too sticky. The mint wasn't quite the right flavor or same flavor of mint that the Girl Scouts seem to use. These may be "Thin Mint Cookies" but - Read more ...
  6. YUMMY
  7. Unbelievable! This tastes exactly like Thin Mints (Girl Scout version)! Just make sure you slice the cookies thin enough in order for them to harden. I changed the recipe a little by using Andes Creme De Menthe Chips (2 oz.) and Semi-Sweet Chocolate Chips (1 oz.) for the coating. Also, I didn't chill mine as - Read more ...
  8. My family went crazy over these delights. After freezing I sliced dough on my electric food slicer to achieve perfect consistent thickness.Instead of drizzling chocolate I dipped cookie face down into chocolate melted in top of double boiler (had to triple the recipe to have enough)Cookies are firm enough to handle with tongs. End result - Read more ...
  9. After our cookie sales had ended, I gathered our GS troop for this homemade version. I had some cookies prepared in stages, so the girls could do each part of the process. We then did a taste test of the GS cookie and our own, all the girls voted that they preferred the homemade version! - Read more ...

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