When it’s not that time of year, but you’re craving thin mint cookies, these three ingredient thin mint cookies are the perfect solution!
About These Cookies
These cookies are ridiculously easy! Only three ingredients, a few easy steps and you have a cookie that so closely resembles the taste of a true Thin Mint Cookie.
If you’ve ever had your Thin Mint Cookies frozen, you can absolutely do that here too. They are JUST as good that way too!
Why You’ll Love These Thin Mint Cookies
Tips, Suggestions and Substitutions
The higher the quality of the chocolate, the better these turn out and the more they taste like actual thin mint cookies.
Same goes for the peppermint extract. At any rate, these are delicious even if you do use lower quality ingredients. Period.
We make these with both butter crackers and shortbread cookies. We find that the butter cookies taste more like thin mints but the shortbread cookies have a unique and delicious peppermint flavor.
Substitutions are not recommended with these, but we do have some suggestions for topping them to make them a little different each time. Try topping each cookie before the chocolate hardens with one of these:
- crushed peppermint candy
- chopped peppermint patties
- chopped Andes chocolate mints
- crushed chocolate mint cookies
- sanding sugar
More Easy Cookie Recipes
with just a few Ingredients!
Three Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies
- 4 ounces dark chocolate the higher quality the better
- 2 drops peppermint extract to taste – add and test
- 12 butter crackers see substitutes above for more fantastic ideas
- Using a double boiler, melt the dark chocolate until smooth.
- Add a drop or two of peppermint extract, stir well and taste.
- If it needs a little more mint, add a drop at a time stirring between each addition until you get the desired taste.
- Dip the crackers in the melted chocolate, allow the excess chocolate to drip off. I used a mini pair of tongs for this process.
- Place on a sheet of wax paper or parchment paper and refrigerate for about 20 minutes to allow the chocolate to set.