Can’t find a Girl Scout when you need one? Make this popular chocolatey minty cookie at home with this simple recipe for vegan Thin Mints.
I remember being in Girl Scouts when I was little. I was a pretty ambitious one – I remember knocking on lots of doors to sell cookies. Nowadays, I’m not sure they even allow the girls to knock on doors.
I decided to try out making my own version of Thin Mints at home, because I can never find any Girl Scouts in my town, and because homemade means vegan, and no hydrogenated-high-fructose-modified whatever ingredients.
These vegan Thin Mints are basically just a variation of my Double Chocolate Coconut Oil Shortbread Cookies, but of course mint-flavored, and cut thinly.
I found that the easiest way to get nice and thin, evenly shaped cookies is to roll the dough into a log, wrap in plastic and chill, then cut the dough into slices, no thicker than 1/4″.
I also chose to add a full teaspoon of peppermint extract to both the dough and the dark chocolate coating, because if I recall correctly, the original version of the cookie is fairly minty. If you’re not sure of your preference, try 1 teaspoon in the cookie first, bake the cookie and taste it plain, without the chocolate coating. If it’s minty enough for you, omit the extra mint from the chocolate coating. If you prefer more mint, add it!