Thin mints are one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies and when I stumbled upon this recipe, I decided I needed to make them... And soon! I suppose I could just buy a
These were not the easiest cookies to make. While the technique is very basic, it's a bit time consuming when it comes time to dipping the cookies in chocolate. It also gets a tad messy, but again, that's part of the fun! Because of the time these took to roll out and coat in chocolate, I will make these again, but only for a special occasion.
While the cookie isn't an exact replica of what you would buy from your friend in a green beret. Wait. Do Girl Scouts wear green berets? Or am I confusing them with the army??? Whichever, these cookies have a very similar texture and taste to the original. I suggest keeping these in the refrigerator or freezer as they don't contain any stabilizers to keep the chocolate from melting. The only thing I would change is adding more peppermint to the chocolate coating and maybe a dash to the dough. Otherwise, I wouldn't change a thing.
Oh, and the only reason I made these heart shaped is that I didn't have a small enough circle cookie cutter and this was the closest I could find to the size listed in the recipe. For a the full recipe visit Handle the Heat.
Go forth and prosper. Or serve God and your country. Whatever it is Girl Scouts swear to do - Is it obvious I wasn't a Girl Scout?