Homemade Girl Scout Thin Mints

January 24, 2008 at 4:21 am 3 comments

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I was a Girl Scout for 8 years, and it has been 4 years since I had last bought a box of Thin Mints (which has always been my favorite). Inspired by these homemade Do-Si-Dos, I decided to try my hand at making some Thin Mints. I made up the recipe just today. I originally had only used 1/2 cup of shortening and 10mins of baking time, but I adjusted the recipe from my first attempt.
To make a thin chocolate wafer/biscuit, the dough will need rolling (which I never do, hate the extra clean up). On the plus side, this makes use of my abundance of cocoa. Did I mention these will also be vegan.
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Vegan Homemade Thin Mints
1 cup cocoa powder
1 cup powder sugar
1 cup flour
1 tsp of baking powder
1/4 cup sugar
2 tsp mint extract
3/4 cup melted organic shortening
1/4 cup water
1/8 tsp salt
5.3oz bittersweet chocolate (for melting) 
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(already smelling like Thin Mints)
Preheat oven to 350°F. Mix together all the dry ingredients in a bowl. Add in the mint extract and melted shortening, stir for a minute before adding the water. Finish mixing with the mixer, it’ll probably still look loose and crumbly. Pour out onto a surface and press/knead together into a ball, cover and leave out for 15-20mins. Roll it out to about 1/8 inch, and use a small cookie cutter to cut out rounds. I don’t own any cookie cutters, but found a tea tin lid that worked out fine. Place on parchment lined tray and bake for 15-18mins (depending on thickness, maybe longer). When it comes out of the oven, move them to a cooling rack. When the cookie is cooled, melt the chocolate on low heat or by microwave. I only dip the tops of the cookies. If you wanted to fully coat the cookies, you’ll need more chocolate.
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(makeshift cookie cutter)
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(Green Black’s Organic 72% Baking Chocolate)
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(try and wait for the chocolate to cool and harden)
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3 Comments Add your own

  • 1. eatyet  |  January 24, 2008 at 5:10 am

    mmm food porn. those look really good. all that chocolate. ^___^ -chelle

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  • 2. aslanswake  |  January 24, 2008 at 3:05 pm

    oh wow, i will be making these with my girls!
    paz
    J

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  • 3. Sat  |  March 16, 2009 at 5:09 am

    I just made these today and they turned out pretty well. I can’t remember the last time I’ve had girl scout cookies so I didn’t have anything to base these off of but they are good just on their own.

    Thanks for the recipe!

    Reply

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