Thin Mint Cookies (Almost)

READY IN: 2hrs
Recipe by Mims & Squims

"Cookie Season" is that time of year when the local Girl Scout Troops just about bankrupt me. This recipe has saved me from financial ruin.

Top Review by deidrestevens

I loved this recipe. However I did add 1 to 1 1/2 t. peppermint, instead of the 3/4 t.

Ingredients Nutrition

  • Cookies

  • 1 (18 1/4 ounce) package fudge cake mix (Betty Crocker is best)
  • 3 tablespoons shortening, melted
  • 12 cup cake flour, sifted
  • 3 tablespoons egg whites
  • 3 tablespoons water
  • nonstick cooking spray
  • Coating

  • 3 (12 ounce) bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 34 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 6 tablespoons shortening


  1. Combine all cookie ingredients in lg bowl, gradually adding water until dough forms.
  2. Cover & chill 2 hours.
  3. Preheat oven to 350F and spray cookie sheet with non-stick cooking spray.
  4. On lightly floured surface, roll out portion of dough just under 1/16” thick. Cut with 1 ½” cookie cutter or lid from spice jar. Arrange cut wafers on cookie sheet.
  5. Bake 10 minutes, remove from oven, & cool completely.
  6. Combine chocolate ships with peppermint extract & shortening in large microwave safe bowl. Heat on 50% power for 2 minutes, stir, then heat for additional minute. Mixture should be smooth---if not, microwave in 30 second intervals and stir until smooth.
  7. Use fork or tongs to dip each wafer in chocolate then place cookies side by side on wax paper-lined baking sheet
  8. Refrigerate until firm.

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