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Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Thin Mints

Girl Scout cookie season is here (they go on sale Friday)!  In no time at all, you’ll see little green and brown vested tots selling their sweet wares in front of grocery stores, around your neighborhood, through church, and work, and school.  Girl Scout cookies have been a fundraiser for the Girl Scout association for years.  Their cookie recipes are top secret and totally delicious.  Caramel deLit Samoa’s, chocolatey Thin Mints, peanut buttery Do Si Do’s.  No matter which you like best, one thing is for sure, you’re sure to like one of the Girl Scout offerings.  The cookies are classic and totally delicious. 

Here, we’ve taken the flavors of the classic Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies and recreated them in our kitchen.  The cookies are simple and wickedly delicious. Just like the original cookies that inspired them.

Homemade Chocolate-Thin Mint Cookies

Cocoa Wafer Cookies
3 T. butter
1 egg white
1/4 c. brown sugar
pinch of Baking Soda
1/2 tsp. salt
1/4 c. cocoa powder
1/2 c. flour (plus 1/4 c.)
2 drops pure peppermint oil
Combine all ingredients together. Add flour as needed, until dough is roll-able and not sticky at all. Roll verrrry thin. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 325 for 4-7 minutes, or until cookies have firmed and browned slightly around edges. Remove from oven and cool.
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Peppermint Buttercream Layer
2 c. powdered sugar
4 T. melted butter
2-3 drops pure peppermint oil
1/2 tsp. heavy whipping cream
Mix together until it becomes thick and easy to roll with a rolling pin. Roll until about 1/4″ thick. Cut into desired shape. Place atop cooled cookies. Place cookies into melted chocolate CANDIQUIK, spoon chocolate atop until fully covered. Allow to dry on a piece of parchment paper. Makes about 30 cookies

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