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Chocolate Cookies with Thin Mints

by Jamie on April 17, 2013

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I’ve recently confessed that I am not much of a cookie consumer; however, there are certainly a few exceptions to that statement. Sugar cookies and Girl Scout Cookies – more specifically Thin Mints and Tagalongs.

I will forever equate Thin Mints with my dad. For as long as I can remember, my pops has been the best Girl Scout Cookie customer on the planet. Seriously, think Thin Mint hoarder. He’d stock up and store boxes upon boxes in the freezer, making every attempt to hide them from anyone that might happen to peek into our freezer.

Lucky for him, my brother and I weren’t all that into mint when we were kids, so we’d gladly leave his stash alone as long as he picked us up a few boxes of Do-Si-Dos.

This year, I purchased a few boxes of Girl Scout Cookies – ya know, strictly for recipe research purposes. And when I was contemplating ideas for the Thin Mints, I had the idea of working them into one of my favorite chocolate cookie recipes to make a pretty serious cookie creation.

That’s exactly what these are, people. A pretty serious cookie creation. Thin Mints stuffed into my favorite chocolate cookie base.. I hope your thighs forgive me!

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Chocolate Cookies with Thin Mints

April 17th, 2013

Yield: about 3 dozen cookies

Prep Time: 20 minutes

Cook Time:

Ingredients:

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
2 cups sugar
2 large eggs
2 teaspoons pure vanilla extract
2 cups Gold Medal all-purpose flour
3/4 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
28 Andes Mints, chopped
16 Thin Mint Cookies, chopped

Directions:

1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line baking sheets with parchment paper.

2. In a large bowl, cream together the butter and sugar until smooth. Beat in the eggs one at a time, then stir in the vanilla. In a large bowl, combine the flour, cocoa, baking soda and salt; mix into the creamed mixture. Fold in chocolate chips, Andes mints, and Thin Mint Cookies. Using a medium cookie scoop (1 1/2 tablespoons) form dough into balls and place on prepared cookie sheets about 2 inches apart.

3. Bake in preheated oven for 8 to 10 minutes, until cookies are set. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Cooled cookies will store in an airtight container at room temperature for up to 2 days.

Notes:

- If you are unable to find Thin Mints, you can substitute Keebler Fudge Shop Grasshopper Cookies.

Disclosure

This post is part of an ongoing relationship between My Baking Addiction and Gold Medal Flour. In June of 2012, My Baking Addiction attended a Farm to Table event in Kansas City to learn why Gold Medal has been America’s flour of choice for 125 years. Although this is a sponsored post, the views and opinions expressed are our own and based upon our personal experiences with Gold Medal Flour.


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Katrina @ Warm Vanilla Sugark April 17, 2013 at 8:26 pm

These are calling my name!! Yum!

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Urban Wife April 17, 2013 at 8:27 pm

My thighs will forgive you. :) Pinned these bad boys!

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Christi @ Love From The Oven April 17, 2013 at 11:45 pm

Wow, those look amazing!

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Tieghan April 18, 2013 at 12:09 am

These look killer! YUMMMY!

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ThisBakerGirlBlogs April 18, 2013 at 3:25 am

These look awesome. Thin mints, cookies and a glass of milk – Mmmm :-)

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Grace @ Perpetual Nomming April 18, 2013 at 8:39 am

My diet is ruined now because I HAVE to make these. Thin mints are my weakness grrrrr!

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Breanna Reffel April 18, 2013 at 4:05 pm

I love thin mint cookies. I have thought about putting them in brownies, but never in cookies. Didn’t know you could put a cookie inside of a cookie. I actually have some thin mints at home, so I could actually make this. I don’t like Andes Mints, so I would substitute the mints for chocolate chips. Plain chips not mint ones. I love searching other people’s blogs to find things to bake. I really get excited when I find recipes on blogs that I have on my blog collegesugarrush.wordpress.com.

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Rachel @ Baked by Rachel April 18, 2013 at 4:54 pm

Love these! And you know, I somehow managed to not buy a single box of GS cookies this year. Baffling.

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Becca - Cookie Jar Treats April 18, 2013 at 5:00 pm

These cookies look so delicious! And I love the chocolate-mint combo. I have a half bag of Andes mints left over from some other cookies I made earlier. I’ll have to break out that bag again. :)

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Gloria @ Simply Gloria April 18, 2013 at 7:46 pm

Jaime, love these cookies! I love anything chocolaty and minty! And they look so pretty!

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Jeff @ Cheeseburger April 19, 2013 at 6:37 am

The touch of mint in this cookies is surprisingly great!

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Rosie @ Blueberry Kitchen April 20, 2013 at 11:50 am

I’m seriously craving chocolate cookies now, these look so good!

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Renee @ Awesome on $20 April 22, 2013 at 12:25 am

I had a thin mint boozy milkshake last night. Now I’m thinking I need these cookies to go along with it. They look delicious.

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