Chocolate Mint Cookies II Recipe -
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Chocolate Mint Cookies II

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"Here is a cookie like the one that the girl scouts sell. Easy to make and wonderful!"

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Original recipe makes 3 dozen Change Servings
  • PREP

    10 mins
  • COOK

    8 mins

    25 mins


  1. In a large bowl, combine the cake mix, eggs, water, oil and cocoa; mix until smooth, about 3 minutes. Let stand for 15 to 20 minutes to set up.
  2. Preheat the oven to 400 degrees F (200 degrees C). Grease cookie sheets. Roll the dough into very small balls, about 1/2 inch. Place onto the prepared cookie sheet, 2 inches apart and smash down flat.
  3. Bake for 8 to 10 minutes in the preheated oven. Allow cookies to cool on baking sheet for 5 minutes before removing to a wire rack to cool completely. Melt chocolate chips in a microwave oven or in a bowl over a pan of simmering water. Stir in the peppermint oil. Dip the cookies into the chocolate, or spread it on. set on parchment lined sheets and chill to set.
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Dec 11, 2005

These are as close as I have ever found to the girl guide cookies - it is important to let the dough rest in the fridge for about half an hour before forming into balls. I added more peppermint flavouring, and have come out with excellent results for the past several Christmases. Give this a try if you love chocolate and mint!

May 08, 2007

I'm sorry, but I have to agree with others that didn't care for this recipe. I could not even mix it with the called for liquids, I added 3 T. of water to the recipe and another T. of oil, but I still had a sticky, gooey mess. With flouring my fingers, I managed to roll the dough into balls. I bake as directed and got a mediocre chocolate cookie that wasn't anything like the dark chocolate cookie in the Thin Mints.


6 Ratings

Oct 16, 2003

This recipe was certainly NOT easy or wonderful! It was a sticky, gooey mess! I tried freezing the dough to make it easier to handle and that hardly helped. I ended up flouring my hands as well. The cookies tasted merely decent. Tasted NOTHING like the Girl Scout Thin Mints. Will NOT ever make these disasters again!

Mar 31, 2009

This recipe was incredibly simple to do, and the results were delectable. My husband, who does not like the Girl Scouts' Thin Mint cookies absolutely loved these cookies. I didn't have peppermint oil, just peppermint extract, but the results are great! My eldest and I love chocolate and mint, and we love these cookies. Thanks for the easy, great recipe.

Dec 19, 2006

I couldn't get these mixed up due to the lack of liquid ingredients. What a mess! I couldn't get my beater out of the bowl and the batter kept climbing up and around the beaters and all over the bottom of my mixer. What a mess!


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