Homemade Girl Scout Cookies – Thin Mints!

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Homemade Thin Mints Cookie #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen at www.inkatrinaskitchen.com

I couldn’t help myself. Maybe it was because my homemade Samoa experience was so fulfilling or maybe it was just for the satisfaction of crossing these off of my list. But I no longer have to wait for March to get my hands on these every year.<


There is no shortage of versions of this recipe all over the Internet. I found about 5 or 6 during my initial search. Want to try a low carb and gluten free version? Love Thin Mints and do you want them all year round? You can really make these at home and the results are outstanding. I hope you try!

I hadn’t planned on taking pictures throughout the baking process with these but I didn’t think you would believe me that this recipe really will turn out if you give it a try. Just look at how crumbly this dough was at first! I was starting to have my doubts. But press on and you will be happy you did!

Homemade Thin Mints Cookie #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen at www.inkatrinaskitchen.com

Chill, roll out the dough, cut out the cookies, bake, then dip! The rolling out can be tricky as it is crumbly. I used wet hands at times and even microwaved the dough for a few seconds before working with it. Next time I may not even chill the dough at all. I found these dark chocolate mint candy melts at Pat Catan’s. You could use chocolate chips and peppermint extract too.

Homemade Thin Mints Cookie #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen at www.inkatrinaskitchen.com

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies Recipe

Thin mint cookies covered in mint chocolate- girl scout cookie copycat
Servings 30 - 40 cookies


  • Chocolate Wafers:
  • 1 cup butter room temperature
  • 1 cup powdered sugar
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • 3/4 teaspoon salt
  • 1 1/2 cups cake flour all-purpose would work just fine
  • Chocolate Peppermint Coating:
  • 1 package mint dark chocolate candy melts
  • -or-
  • 1 pound good quality semi-sweet chocolate chopped
  • peppermint extract to taste about 1 teaspoon


  • Cookie dough: In a mixer cream the butter until it is light and fluffy. Add the powdered sugar and continue to cream, scraping the sides of the bowl a couple times if necessary. Stir in the vanilla extract, salt, and cocoa powder. Mix until the cocoa powder is integrated and the batter is smooth and creamy, resembling a thick frosting. Add the flour and mix just until the batter is no longer dusty looking but still a bit crumbly. Turn the dough out onto a clean counter, gather it into a ball, and knead it together into a nice, smooth mass. Divide the dough in 2, flatten into disks, and wrap in plastic wrap. Chill for 15 minutes.
  • Rollout and bake: Preheat oven to 350. Roll dough out really thin, about 1/8-inch. These are called thin mints after all. You can either roll it out between two sheets of plastic, or dust your counter and rolling pin with a bit of flour and do it that way. If the dough is too firm to roll you can microwave it for 5 seconds. Cut out cookies and bake for 10 minutes. Remove the cookies from the oven and allow them to cool completely on a wire rack.
  • Make the peppermint coating: Meanwhile, prepare your chocolate coating. Using a double boiler, slowly melt the chocolate, stirring occasionally until it is glossy and smooth. You can add 1 tablespoon of shortening if your chocolate is too thick. Alternatively, use a microwave in short 15-20 second bursts to melt the chocolate. Stir in the peppermint extract if you don’t have the mint candy melts.
  • Finishing the cookies: Using a fork gently drop the cookies one at a time into the chocolate coating. Flip to coat all sides. Lift the cookie out of the chocolate with the fork and bang the fork on the side of the pan to drain any extra chocolate off the cookie. You are after a thin, even coating of chocolate. Place on a parchment lined baking sheet, and repeat for the rest of the cookies. Place the cookies in the refrigerator or freezer to set.

Homemade Thin Mints Cookie #recipe from @KatrinasKitchen at www.inkatrinaskitchen.com


- Katrina

109 Responses to “Homemade Girl Scout Cookies – Thin Mints!”

  1. #
    [email protected] — March 2, 2011 at 2:25 am

    I can almost smell the chocolate-mint through the screen. These will be printed and baked because I must have fallen off the Girl Scout radar for good. Didn’t get even one sales pitch this year from a neighborhood girl or co-worker’s daughter. You must share where you found the dark mint melts.

  2. #
    Stephanie — March 2, 2011 at 2:27 am

    Ooooh these look amazing. Thin Mints are my favorite flavor of Girl Scout cookies (anything mint chocolate and I’m there!). Can’t wait to try these!!

  3. #
    Katrina — March 2, 2011 at 2:36 am

    Angela – I found them at a store called Pat Catan’s. I imagine you could find them at JoAnnes, Michaels, etc.

  4. #
    Happy When Not Hungry — March 2, 2011 at 2:49 am

    I am really loving all these Girl Scout recipes lately! I definitely need to make some of these. Yum!

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    Leanne @ Healthful Pursuit — March 2, 2011 at 3:15 am

    As I was reading your recipe the wheels were turning… I could totally make these gluten free, totally, totally. I haven’t had a girl scout cookie in years, I would do anything for the taste again!

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    Katrina — March 2, 2011 at 3:17 am

    Leanne – was the link working on my blog? Carolyn over at All Day I Dream About Food made them low carb and gluten free too. πŸ™‚

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    GillyCakes — March 2, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Deelish! I could eat every single one!

  8. #
    whatsfordinneracrossstatelines — March 2, 2011 at 3:19 am

    Are you trying to put those cute little girl scouts out of business, with your yummy cookies! LOL These are my second favorite kind.

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    Firefly — March 2, 2011 at 3:37 am

    They look so good, I want them all πŸ™‚

  10. #
    citronetvanille — March 2, 2011 at 3:46 am

    Your cookies are simply incredible, I can just taste the mint and the chocolate melting in my mouth! Irresistible!

  11. #
    Lindsey — March 2, 2011 at 3:48 am

    These look awesome! Nicely done. πŸ™‚

  12. #
    sara @ CaffeIna — March 2, 2011 at 3:50 am

    So funny that yesterday my hubby and I were talking about the fact that his favorite girl scout cookies are thin mints. I’m allergic to mint so i can’t have them but now I can make them for him πŸ™‚

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    Britne @ Shabbott's Habits — March 2, 2011 at 3:52 am

    Oh no you didn’t! These are my all-time favorite girl scout cookies…and I didn’t order any this year…and now you posted this recipe! Its as if everything happens for a reason!

  14. #
    Manu — March 2, 2011 at 5:18 am

    They look sooo good! Well, perfect is the right word to describe these cookies!!!!!! πŸ™‚

  15. #
    sweetsbysillianah — March 2, 2011 at 5:26 am

    oh wow, katrina – these look SO good… and that’s coming from someone that doesn’t really like anything mint-chocolate! my husband on the other hand… =P beautiful photos!

  16. #
    Sarah — March 2, 2011 at 5:48 am

    These are definitely my favorite girl scout cookies! I can’t believe how perfect your cookies look. I’m thoroughly impressed!

  17. #
    Carolyn — March 2, 2011 at 11:52 am

    Thanks for linking to my gluten free version. Yours look gorgeous! Saw them on Foodgawker this morning!

  18. #
    Katrina — March 2, 2011 at 12:42 pm

    Carolyn – Your version is great!! I have a lot of friends who can’t have gluten so I’m happy to link up to your great blog! πŸ™‚

    I couldn’t believe that I FINALLY made it on Foodgawker!!! I was super-excited!!!

  19. #
    Mary at n00bcakes — March 2, 2011 at 1:24 pm

    Wow, those turned out beautifully! Do you have any tips on how to dip the cookies so they’ll turn out that well? Gotta love recipes that are pretty, tasty, and easy to boot!

  20. #
    Becky — March 2, 2011 at 1:29 pm

    I wasn’t on the Girl Scout cookie radar, either this year. These look like the real thing:)
    Great job. I’m making these soon!

  21. #
    briarrose — March 2, 2011 at 1:41 pm

    Hahhahaha…great post. πŸ˜‰ These look so good.

  22. #
    Katrina — March 2, 2011 at 3:26 pm

    Mary – I added about a tablespoon of Crisco to the chocolate to make it smooth. I think it added a nice sheen. Then I just used two forks and passed the cookie back and forth until enough chocolate dripped off. I kind of can’t believe how easy these were to make!

  23. #
    Lauren — March 2, 2011 at 3:58 pm

    I LOVE LOVE LOVE thin mints. You make it sound so simple (i like that). Thank you for sharing.

  24. #
    Erin — March 2, 2011 at 4:02 pm

    Oh my – you did it again! These look wonderful!!!

  25. #
    Sandra — March 2, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    oh wowww those look so delicious and my mouth just started watering..thanks!:))
    LOL! You don’t own me girl scouts!!!

  26. #
    Lizzy — March 2, 2011 at 5:00 pm

    Those look WAY better than GS cookies! Excellent!!!

  27. #
    Steph — March 2, 2011 at 5:03 pm

    Great recipe! I have a box of thin mints on my desk, but I’m thinking of giving them away and making my own πŸ™‚

  28. #
    Anonymous — March 2, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    These are really good! Mom

  29. #
    Ryan — March 2, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    Ooh! I love thin mints. These look wonderful and great post!

  30. #
    Shawn — March 2, 2011 at 5:52 pm

    Love the scalloped edge! I’m going to try these and your Samoas.

    I’m happy that I happened upon your blog. It’s lovely πŸ™‚

  31. #
    Wilde in the Kitchen — March 2, 2011 at 7:10 pm

    Can you re-make all of the girl scouts cookies? I’ll be your best friend? πŸ™‚ These look great, i’ve got to find those mint candy melts!

  32. #
    Butrcreamblondi — March 2, 2011 at 8:19 pm

    Katrina these look awesome! Nice job!

  33. #
    Kate @ Diethood.com — March 2, 2011 at 8:44 pm

    After the Samoas, they are always first, these are my favorite! I simply adoooore the thin mints… and yours look fabulous!

  34. #
    Suchi — March 2, 2011 at 9:24 pm

    Looks gorgeous! loved the mint cookies- they are my all time fav (can’t resist even on a full stomach)

  35. #
    Elyse @The Cultural Dish — March 2, 2011 at 10:33 pm

    This is amazing! I love that you are making girl scout cookies. My little sister always kills my wallet when it comes time to sell me girl scout cookies lol

  36. #
    Laura Wackerly — March 3, 2011 at 1:02 am

    Katrina. These photos are beautiful! I’m gonna need some tips, girl! Congratulations on the Food Gawker shout out – totally deserved.

  37. #
    Laura Wackerly — March 3, 2011 at 1:05 am

    p.s. I don’t even LIKE thin mints, and my mouth is watering. πŸ˜› Seriously.

  38. #
    Christina — March 3, 2011 at 1:28 am

    Mint and chocolate is by far my most favorite flavor combination. I could eat anything with mint and chocolate all day, every day!

  39. #
    Juliana — March 3, 2011 at 2:11 am

    Wow, these look so pretty and so tasty…chocolate and mint are a great combination :-)Love the flower shape!

  40. #
    Jessica — March 3, 2011 at 6:15 am

    Yum! Those look better than the actual Girl Scout cookies!!

  41. #
    Anncoo — March 3, 2011 at 7:31 am

    Congratulations Katrina, your post is in Foodbuzz top #1. WOW! so lucky I’ve found you :))

  42. #
    Becky — March 3, 2011 at 11:33 am

    Congrats on the Top 9 today!

  43. #
    Fabio Bongianni — March 3, 2011 at 11:45 am

    Delicious! Congrats!

  44. #
    Lauren — March 3, 2011 at 12:03 pm

    Congrats on Top 9. I’ve been looking for a Thin Mint recipe and I trust you, so yours will probably win!

  45. #
    Sabrina — March 3, 2011 at 12:28 pm

    wo these look super! congrats on your top 9! I was thinking this should be there!

  46. #
    Krissyp — March 3, 2011 at 12:49 pm

    Great post and my favorite Girl Scout Cookie. I ordered one box back in October and it seems that the cookies have really shrunk while the price continues to rise. Girl Scouts don’t own me now either LOL!

  47. #
    Christi @ Love From The Oven — March 3, 2011 at 1:33 pm

    Not only top nine, but number ONE!!!! Yay Katrina, I’m so excited for you! πŸ™‚

  48. #
    Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It — March 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    congrats on top 9!!

  49. #
    Marianne @ MealMixer — March 3, 2011 at 1:54 pm

    I haven’t seen a GS either! The price for cookies this year is $4 for a box that lasts 20 minutes. Thanks for posting a picture of the dough – it’s great to know in advance when something might be scary! : )

  50. #
    Kate @ Diethood.com — March 3, 2011 at 2:32 pm

    Congrats on top 9!!

  51. #
    theeclecticlife — March 3, 2011 at 2:36 pm

    what a deliciously clever idea! thanks so much for sharing.

  52. #
    Cassie — March 3, 2011 at 2:47 pm

    I was eating the real thing last night and was thinking to myself that I would love to be able to make these, thanks for this lovely recipe!

  53. #
    Kim - Liv Life — March 3, 2011 at 3:09 pm

    Well done!! I love that this is “healthier” than the GS version. I so wish they would take out the hydrogenated oils from all of their cookies. I had a hard time having my girls sell something that I had preached at them to never have. But you gotta love the Think Mint. Great job!

  54. #
    Sherry at Just A Pinch — March 3, 2011 at 3:25 pm

    I agree with Kim. Thank you for this recipe!

  55. #
    Barbara Curran — March 3, 2011 at 3:37 pm

    Have always been my favorite G.S. Cookie! But if I make them i will have to hide them from my kids and husband!!!

    Thanks for the recipe.

  56. #
    Dina @ The Dish and The Dirt — March 3, 2011 at 3:51 pm

    Oh my gosh, I want to give you a big hug. In a house full of boys, I’m not rewarded during Girl Scout season and this year, I’ve been searching high and low (why is it kids won’t come door to door in San Francisco!). I love that you have just unlocked the Girl Scout handcuffs, thank you!

  57. #
    Angela — March 3, 2011 at 4:20 pm

    I would like the peanut butter one’s now please:) YUMMMMMMMMMMMM!! Good job!!

  58. #
    Anna's Table — March 3, 2011 at 4:39 pm

    What a professional job on the cookies. These look amazing! The Girl Scouts would make a real killing with these homemade beauties. I’ll take two boxes.

  59. #
    Moni'sMeals — March 3, 2011 at 4:45 pm

    wow! they are so professional looking too. YUM!

  60. #
    Rachel {Mother's Mementos} — March 3, 2011 at 5:26 pm

    Katrina – Simply divine! Thin mints are my favorite, and I will for sure have to give these a try. I’m bookmarking this page right now. πŸ™‚

    And I love the adorable flower shapes! How creative!

  61. #
    Christina — March 3, 2011 at 5:32 pm

    My favorite cookies ever!

  62. #
    Claire Gallam — March 3, 2011 at 5:42 pm

    i love that you have a home-made variety!! How delicious!

  63. #
    Sonia — March 3, 2011 at 5:44 pm

    congrats on top 9 ! The cookies are looking just heavenly, cant resist to try some. Love the addition of mint, it makes it more awesome !

  64. #
    Eftychia — March 3, 2011 at 5:49 pm

    I am so proud of you!! Very nice recipe. I hope you are at top 9 every week!!

  65. #
    Angie's Recipes — March 3, 2011 at 7:13 pm

    Congratulations on top 1!
    Those cookies look fantastic!

  66. #
    Seanpt — March 3, 2011 at 8:07 pm

    What I really want is a recipe for their old lemon cookies

  67. #
    Chrissy — March 3, 2011 at 9:10 pm

    wow these are awesome!

  68. #
    thecoffeebreak — March 3, 2011 at 10:37 pm

    They look sooooooo delicious!Wow!

  69. #
    Brown Cookie Blog — March 3, 2011 at 10:38 pm

    This looks so much like the REAL DEAL except without all the preservatives! Thank you for sharing!

  70. #
    Tiffany — March 3, 2011 at 10:55 pm

    These look so wonderful! WOAH!

  71. #
    Cakewhiz — March 3, 2011 at 11:47 pm

    Congrats on the top 9! Those cookies look incredible πŸ˜€

  72. #
    Katrina — March 4, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Thank you all so very much! I’m glad you like this recipe. I can’t say thank-you enough! What an adventure today has been!!

    Hello to all of my new followers and Facebook fans!!!!! β™₯- Katrina

  73. #
    Becky Sue — March 4, 2011 at 12:37 am

    First of all Congrats on making the top 9!!! Now lets get down to business! Your cookies look amazing! I will be making these this weekend because I did not buy any thin mints yet and I NEED Chocolate mint cookie yummyness now!!! πŸ™‚ I am glad to find your blog! Looking forward to future posts!

    πŸ™‚ XOX

    Becky Sue @ BS Cooks!

  74. #
    Emily @ Life On Food — March 4, 2011 at 12:52 am

    This is dangerous. The once a year opportunity to buy thin mints was the only thing allowing me to fit into my skinny jeans!

  75. #
    Amy Bakes Everything — March 4, 2011 at 1:15 am

    Great recipe, so gorgeous, yay for top 9!

  76. #
    Amy — March 4, 2011 at 2:46 am

    Beautiful cookies! Congrats on the top 9, these sound 100x better than storebought!

  77. #
    Tammy — March 4, 2011 at 6:01 pm

    How absolutely gorgeous! The sound amazing! I would love to try making these!

    Have a lovely weekend, Katrina!


  78. #
    TheChocolatePriestess — March 4, 2011 at 6:36 pm

    Looks great. You could have these for St.Patty’s Day.

  79. #
    Joy — March 4, 2011 at 9:02 pm

    I totally know how you feel. Unfortunately I caved and got some.

  80. #
    Christina of Form V Artisan — March 5, 2011 at 12:35 am

    Well I’m here, so I guess I’m awesome πŸ˜‰

  81. #
    The Self-Taught Cook — March 5, 2011 at 4:12 am

    One of my all-time favorite Girl Scout cookies!

  82. #
    Brandie — March 5, 2011 at 8:30 pm

    Oh you are on a Girl Scout cookie roll! Love it!! And I like this version too because I know so many people who I can make it for and I know they would love it!

  83. #
    Kristen — March 5, 2011 at 8:51 pm

    I have made do-si-dos and Samoas, but I have yet to attempt the thin mints. Your version looks spot on perfect.

  84. #
    theopinionatedbaker — March 7, 2011 at 2:53 am

    Your cookies look so professional!! Love them.

  85. #
    Simply Life — March 7, 2011 at 10:52 pm

    ugh, I can’t tell you how badly I would love a few of these right now! yum!

  86. #
    Xiaolu @ 6 Bittersweets — March 9, 2011 at 4:01 pm

    Wow good for you for making these from scratch. I just made some cupcakes inspired by this type of cookie. Looks yummmmy!

  87. #
    Evan @swEEts — March 10, 2011 at 2:54 pm

    Perfect little cookies! I made some homemade thin mints last year.. they’re so easy!

  88. #
    Chris's Gourmet Fashion — March 12, 2011 at 10:07 pm

    Katrina these look amazing. You definitely have great talent. I visited Bakerella’s site as you suggest. This is an incredibly sad story … I can only pray for a happy ending

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    Anonymous — March 15, 2011 at 4:14 pm

    lovely scalloping πŸ™‚ saving to my online recipe keeper (https://cookmarked.com)!

  90. #
    Green Family — April 8, 2011 at 11:22 pm

    Wow these look great! I cannot wait to try them. Great blog!

  91. #
    tipsykitchen — April 9, 2011 at 6:23 pm

    Amazing! I missed Girl Scout season, and this totally satisfied my craving!

  92. #
    Amy @ Elephant Eats — April 13, 2011 at 6:04 pm

    Just found your blog and I love it! These cookies look (and I bet taste) EXACTLY like the real thing!!! So cool πŸ™‚

  93. #
    teroapex — April 15, 2011 at 11:18 pm

    Very enlightening and beneficial to someone whose been out of the circuit for a long time.


  94. #
    Anne — April 16, 2011 at 9:12 pm

    rainy day in Vail Colorado calls for an afternoon in the kitchen! I cannot wait to try these…and THANK YOU for the inspiration

  95. #
    Monica — April 29, 2011 at 2:58 am

    Baked them and they were an instant hit with the fam! Thanks so much for the recipe!

  96. #
    Megan — July 4, 2011 at 12:18 am

    In the process of making these right now for a friend that was lamenting the lack of GS Thin Mints available in the summer, and I seem to have a bit of trouble with the dough. I had a really hard time getting it to roll out smoothly – it just kept wanting to flake up, even though it wasn’t crumbly. After finally getting them all rolled, cut and baked, I’ve noticed that a good number ended up with hollow bottoms, again seeming to be a result of the dough being rather flaky. Any thoughts on where I might have went wrong? Or do these just need a cooler (i.e., not un-air conditioned in July) kitchen to get the butter to cooperate? Thanks!

  97. #
    BigBearswife — July 28, 2011 at 1:09 pm

    I tried to make these too πŸ™ but with no luck πŸ™

    Dough was crumbly and flakey and i just could not get it to roll out lol.

    I finally just pressed it down enough with my hand to kinda cut them out, and once baked, they are dry, pasty and…….yeah…… I think I’ll just have to try again haha

  98. #
    Adelaine — August 31, 2011 at 7:43 am

    Nicely said, Not bad at all! Interesting piece of information. I find it to be honest, useful and fresh so thank you so much for posting this! How to turn a girl on

  99. #
    Correen — September 19, 2011 at 11:00 pm

    Oh these do look delicious Katrina. Can’t wait to share the photo and the share about your camera. Thanks

  100. #
    Caitlin — December 3, 2011 at 4:47 am

    I was so excited to make these. For the ladies who had trouble rolling the dough out, my dough came out nice and moist. I creamed the butter for a while, so I think that kept the dough moist. I also layed one sheet of clear wrap on the counter, put some dough down, and then added another sheet and I started to roll and that really worked nicely. It was so easy to cut them out. I did not have a cookie cutter so I used the top of my ground cinnamon jar. I figured a spice that wouldn’t affect the taste of the cookie was cinnamon. My only issue is with the cookie itself. The cookie tastes really bad without the mint coating. They taste like pure cocoa powder. It did not taste like a cookie. There’s no way I would have served them alone. I melted my mint chips and it made the cookies better but they taste like powder. I used exact measurements. What would you suggest?

  101. #
    NancyLynnMarie — December 18, 2011 at 2:53 pm

    I just made the thin mints but used only a 1/2 cup cocoa instead of 1 cup and added 1 Tbsp milk and 1/2 tsp peppermint extract to the dough. This kept the dough together wonderfully. Covered them with melted mint chocolate chips. I also rolled them out between wax paper.

  102. #
    BusyMom — January 1, 2012 at 2:31 pm

    These make my Ritz Crackers dipped in mint chocolate look so basic (they are so good and so easy) (recipe here: https://www.abusymomoftwo.com/2008/07/cookies-virtual-cookie-exchange.html). I just might have to try this version too. They look awesome.

  103. #
    Katy — January 29, 2012 at 10:10 pm

    Just tried these! Am letting them cool now and will attempt to coat them in the peppermint chocolate, although I have a feeling most of them are going to end up crumbling. The dough came out pretty dry, but they taste exactly like the cookie! Next time might add a tsp of water or melted butter just to make sure they stay compact enough to handle. I see I’m not the only one with this issue, so all we can do is try again because they are just too tasty not to!

  104. #
    sjf from indiana — September 27, 2012 at 6:55 pm

    I just made these. I didn’t have trouble with dough, but baked cookie had such a strong chocolate flavor to it that no one will eat them. It is like eating unsweetened cocoa powder in cookie form. Has anyone else had this problem? I even added almost a cup of extra pwd. Sugar trying to make them sweeter. I want to make again and tweek, but wondering if it will mess with the consistancy of the dough.

  105. #
    Ashley — March 18, 2013 at 6:10 pm

    so i followed the recipe exactly how it was written, the dough did not turn out how it was supposed to, the cookies tasted way to bitter, the unsweetened cocoa powder over powered the whole thing.. The dough wouldnt even stay together it just kept crumbling. we tried the chocoletecoating and it just clobbed on it and looked like a mound of chocolete, but still made the cookies have no flaver…. needless to say the recipe didnt work πŸ™

  106. #
    Anonymous — March 24, 2013 at 12:37 pm

    Yah pretty sure there isn’t dark chocolate in those cookies!!! so tell me how your recipe deals with the bitterness of the dark chocolate?

  107. #
    Karen Marker — May 28, 2015 at 3:17 pm

    As with many others, my cookies were very bitter from so much cocoa powder. Suggestions to correct this issue without altering the density of the cookie? Also, the cookie was a little too soft, needs more of a ‘crunch.’ I threw about 2 dozen cookies away and didn’t even finish cutting out the dough. They were terrible. Really would like to hear your suggestions on how to correct the bitterness.

  108. #
    Leah C — May 13, 2016 at 10:24 pm

    I have to tell you, adding the mint extract to the regular chocolate did not work at all for me. The chocolate had melted well, but as soon as I added the mint, it thickened instantly. I tried again, adding the mint at the beginning and melting it all together…I achieved something around the consistency of peanut butter, which I had to spread with a knife onto the cookies. So yeah…regular chocolate + mint extract = big fail.

    I do think the chocolate coating should be pretty sweet to go with these cookies, which are not very sweet (but otherwise excellent), as some have already mentioned. I’m pretty sure mine are going to come out fairly bitter tasting since I used “bittersweet chocolate”, which isn’t even as sweet as semisweet. Hmmm….I’ll have to eat these with ice cream. I think I’ll cope. πŸ˜‰

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    Happy Cookie — February 2, 2017 at 9:23 pm

    I’ve made this recipie twice now in two days. Two thumbs waaaaaaaay way up. Thanks for sharing!

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