Easy Homemade Copy Cat Thin Mint Cookie Recipe. Your choice of chocolate: baker's chocolate (semi-sweet, dark, or milk) OR Andes Mints AND your choice of cookie base: Ritz cracker, Oreo Thins, or Nilla Wafers! You're 5 minutes and 2-4 ingredients away from deliciousness! showmetheyummy.com #thinmint #thinmints #cookie #mint #chocolate #oreos #nillawafers #ritz #ritzcrackers #andesmints #girlscoutcookie
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Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

Easy Homemade Copycat Thin Mint Cookie Recipe. Your choice of chocolate: baker's chocolate (semi-sweet, dark, or milk) OR Andes Mints AND your choice of cookie base: Ritz cracker, Oreo Thins, or Nilla Wafers! You're 5 minutes and 2-4 ingredients away from deliciousness!
Prep Time10 mins
Cook Time1 min
Total Time11 mins
Course: Cookies, Dessert
Cuisine: American
Keyword: Copy cat girl scout thin mint cookie recipe with Ritz crackers, Oreo Thins, or Nilla Wafers, Homemade thin mints with Andes, thin mint cookie recipe
Servings: 33 cookies
Calories: 62kcal

Ingredients

Thin Mints with Baker's Baking Chocolate Bar

  • 1 (4 oz) Baker's Baking Chocolate Bar you can use semi sweet bakers bar (56%), german chocolate, milk chocolate, etc.*
  • 1/2 teaspoon canola oil or coconut oil
  • 1/2 - 1 teaspoon peppermint extract start with 1/2 teaspoon and add more to taste, if desired
  • 15 crackers or cookies I’ve tried Ritz, Nilla Wafers, and Oreo Thins - you can also use a combination of all three

Thin Mints with Andes Mints

  • 1 (4.67 oz) package andes mints or 28 Andes Mints, wrappers removed
  • 18 crackers or cookies I’ve tried Ritz, Nilla Wafers, and Oreo Thins - you can also use a combination of all three

Instructions

Thin Mints with Baker's Baking Chocolate Bar

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Roughly chop baker’s chocolate on a clean work surface.
  • Place chopped baker's chocolate into a microwave safe bowl with canola or coconut oil.
  • Melt in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth.
  • Remove from microwave, then stir in peppermint extract. Taste and add more peppermint, if desired.
  • Working with one at a time, use a spoon to gently dip each Ritz cracker, Oreo Thin, or Nilla Wafer completely into melted chocolate then use a fork to lift it out.
  • Tap the fork gently on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place cracker/cookie onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining crackers/cookies.
  • Place the baking sheet into the freezer until the chocolate has hardened, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Enjoy immediately or store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer!

Thin Mints with Andes Mints

  • Line a rimmed baking sheet with a silicone baking mat or parchment paper. Set aside.
  • Remove wrapper from andes mints and place into a microwave safe bowl.
  • Melt in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth. I only needed 30 seconds.
  • Working with one at a time, use a spoon to gently dip each Ritz cracker, Oreo Thin, or Nilla Wafer completely into melted Andes then use a fork to lift it out.
  • Tap the fork gently on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place cracker/cookie onto prepared baking sheet.
  • Repeat with remaining crackers/cookies.
  • Place the baking sheet into the freezer until the chocolate has hardened, about 20-30 minutes.
  • Enjoy immediately or store leftovers in an airtight container in the fridge or freezer!

Notes

  • *Baker’s chocolate melts really nicely - better than a lot of chocolate chips - so I’d recommend using this kind of chocolate.
  • I LOVE making both the chocolate and andes versions with all the cracker/cookie options when I make these for a fun variety, but feel free to just use one kind of chocolate or cracker/cookie if desired.
  • Our favorite combo: Andes Mints and Ritz crackers.
  • These recipes can EASILY be doubled, tripled, etc.
  • Nutritional information is a VERY rough guess-timate of one cookie. Nutritional information will very slightly based on chocolate vs andes mints and type of cracker/cookie.

Nutrition

Calories: 62kcal | Carbohydrates: 7g | Fat: 3g | Saturated Fat: 2g | Sodium: 27mg | Potassium: 23mg | Sugar: 4g | Calcium: 5mg | Iron: 0.5mg