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chocolate thin mint cookies on a plate with a mint leaf in the background

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

These chocolate thin mint cookies taste just like the real thing. It has chocolate and mint in both the cookies and the coating.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword chocolate mint cookies, thin mint cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 28 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 172 kcal
Author Joanna Stephens



  • ½ cup unsalted butter softened
  • ¾ cup granulated sugar
  • 1 egg
  • 1 tsp vanilla extract
  • ¼ tsp mint extract
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 1 ¼ cup all-purpose flour


  • 12 oz semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • ½ tsp vegetable oil
  • ¼ tsp mint extract



  1. Cream the butter and sugar together in a large mixing bowl. 

  2. Then, add in your egg, vanilla extract, and mint extract. Mix well, then add in the baking powder.

  3. Add in the cocoa powder and flour to the bowl. Mix this for about 2 minutes so that the cocoa powder can be fully combined.

  4. Then, add in the flour. Mix this for another 2 minutes until the dough starts to come together.

  5. Roll the cookie dough into 1 inch balls and flatten them on a cookie sheet lined with parchment paper. Then, refrigerate the dough for about 5-10 minutes before baking.

  6. Bake the cookies for 8 minutes, rotating half-way through. Then let them cool on a cookie rack while you start the chocolate coating.

  7. For the coating, combine the chocolate chips, vegetable oil, and mint extract into a microwave-safe bowl and melt it all together. Stirring after every 30 second interval.

  8. Once the chocolate is melted, you can then dip your cookies in this chocolate mint coating.

  9. Place the thin mint cookies on a plate lined with wax paper and let them chill in the refrigerator so the chocolate hardens. Then, enjoy!

Nutrition Facts
Homemade Thin Mint Cookies
Amount Per Serving
Calories 172 Calories from Fat 90
% Daily Value*
Fat 10g15%
Saturated Fat 6g38%
Cholesterol 18mg6%
Sodium 25mg1%
Potassium 117mg3%
Carbohydrates 20g7%
Fiber 2g8%
Sugar 12g13%
Protein 2g4%
Vitamin A 135IU3%
Calcium 25mg3%
Iron 1mg6%
* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2000 calorie diet.