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Thin Mint Cookies - Homemade

Updated on August 17, 2012

This is a two part recipe. You will be making the chocolate wafer cookies first then the Peppermint Buttercream Layer - then you get to coat them in chocolate!

The cook time is for the baking of the wafers. The rest of the recipe depends on how long it takes to get the correct consistency and how long it takes you to cover them in chocolate.

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Cook Time

Prep time: 30 min
Cook time: 7 min
Ready in: 37 min
Yields: about 30 cookies

Ingredients - Cocoa Wafer Cookies

  • 3 Tablespoons Butter
  • 1 Egg White
  • 1/4 Cup Brown Sugar
  • 1 Pinch Baking Soda
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Salt
  • 1/4 Cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/2 Cup + 1/4 Cup Flour, The 1/4 cup is added as needed
  • 2 Drops Pure Peppermint Oil
  • The next 4 items are for the Peppermint Buttercream Layer
  • 2 Cups Powdered Sugar
  • 4 Tablespoons Butter, Melted
  • 2-3 Drops Pure Peppermint Oil
  • 1/2 Teaspoon Heavy Whipping Cream
  • 1 - 2 Packages of Chocolate Candiquik For Coating Cookies - Or Desired Dipping Chocolate

Preheat Oven To 325 Degrees

  1. Combine all ingredients together. Add flour as needed until dough is roll-able and not sticky.
  2. Roll verrrryyy thin. Cut into desired shapes. Bake at 325 for 4-7 minutes or until cookies are firmed and slightly browned around edges. Remove from oven and cool.
  3. While the wafers are cooling prepare the Peppermint Buttercream Layer by mixing all ingredients together until it is thick and easy to roll with rolling pin.
  4. Roll out until it's about 1/4 inch thick. Cut into desired shapes and place on top of cooled cookies. Prepare Candiquik per package instructions.
  5. Place cookies into melted chocolate and spoon over till covered. Remove and allow to dry on a piece of parchment paper.

Values Are Rounded

Nutrition Facts
Serving size: 2 Cookies
Calories 153
Calories from Fat54
% Daily Value *
Fat 6 g9%
Saturated fat 4 g20%
Unsaturated fat 2 g
Carbohydrates 26 g9%
Sugar 21 g
Fiber 1 g4%
Protein 1 g2%
Cholesterol 15 mg5%
* The Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet, so your values may change depending on your calorie needs. The values here may not be 100% accurate because the recipes have not been professionally evaluated nor have they been evaluated by the U.S. FDA.

If you have a better way to coat them in the chocolate, please share.


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