Our local Girl Scout didn't come knocking this year, and we're a little mad and sad about that. Our wallet and body might be thankful, but our heart and taste buds are devastated. However, we are counting down the days until cookies go on sale again in our area (185 days). You can check when they'll be back in your area here!

Until then, we found a copy cat version of our favorite: THIN MINTS!

(via Frugal Coupon Living)


  • 1 1/4 cup Flour
  • 1/2 cup Cocoa Powder
  • 1/4 tsp Salt
  • 1/2 cup softened Butter
  • 1 cup Sugar
  • 1 Egg
  • 3/4 tsp Peppermint Extract
  • 8 oz Dipping Chocolate


  1. Preheat oven to 350.
  2. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  3. Whisk together flour, cocoa, and salt.
  4. Cream together butter and sugar until fluffy.
  5. Add in egg and peppermint and mix until blended.
  6. Slowly add flour mixture into creamed mixture.
  7. Shape dough into a 1 1/2″ – 2″ round cylynder and wrap in wax or parchment paper.
  8. Place in freezer for 1 hour to firm up.
  9. You can cut down the length of an empty paper towel roll and wrap it around cylinder to help it stay more round.
  10. Slice into 1/4″ thick cookies.
  11. Place on prepared sheet.
  12. Bake 10 to 12 minutes.
  13. Allow to cool.
  14. Line baking sheet with parchment paper.
  15. Melt chocolate by microwaving 45 seconds then stirring and repeating until chocolate is smooth and melted.
  16. Dip cookies in the chocolate and lift out with a fork shaking off excess.
  17. Place the cookies on prepared sheet and allow to set.

Now sit back and ENJOY the magic you just created.

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