{15 minute} Thin Mints

December 17, 2013


15 Minute Thin Mints are a total game changer…because when I want a Thin Mint, I don’t want to wait for the Girl Scouts to come to my door.  Because they never actually have. 

These 15 minute Thin Mints are simple and SO good! Especially when it's not girl scout season.Little known fact: I was a girl scout for three years.  The one part I hated, the only thing I could have done without, was going door to door selling girl scout cookies.  I’m not a natural salesman, and I hate asking people to buy things.  {This was before everyone was dying to buy them and you could find girl scouts outside every grocery during cookie season.}  However.  I could eat thin mints all. day. long.  And then when my sister-in-law Jane introduced me to the Tim Tam Slam, I thought I’d died and gone to chocolate heaven.  (If you’ve never sucked hot chocolate up into a cookie, you are missing out!)  This 15 minute recipe solves all of my problems.  Except for the burst pipe over the weekend.  My husband, brother-in-law and contractor solved that one. 

These 15 minute Thin Mints are simple and SO good! Especially when it's not girl scout season.

Thin Mints


Ingredients:

  • 10-15 oreo cookies
  • 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp peppermint extract

Directions:

  1. Separate oreos and scrape off cream filling. 
  2. Melt chocolate and add peppermint, stirring well to combine.
  3. Drop an oreo into the chocolate (flat side up, or else it will be lumpy).  Coat with chocolate and remove with a fork.  Tap on the edge of the bowl a few times (or for me, about 15-20 seconds…my chocolate was thick, but I like a thin coating on my cookie) and transfer to a parchment-lined cookie sheet to set.
  4. Eat in total disbelief that you can have Girl Scout Cookie in December.  In 15 minutes.
These 15 minute Thin Mints are simple and SO good! Especially when it's not girl scout season.

You can either reserve the filling for something else, but I can’t even give you suggestions because my kids always eat it when I’m not looking!  Which totally grosses me out.  And makes me want to join them.  (Maybe you could add the filling to a truffle mixture.  Like if you’re making Oreo Truffles)

These 15 minute Thin Mints are simple and SO good! Especially when it's not girl scout season.

I worry about a lot of things that don’t matter (just ask my husband.  wait.  please don’t.), and one of those things is making pretty food.  I prefer a smoother surface on my homemade thin mints, so I turn them upside-down when I dip them. 

These 15 minute Thin Mints are simple and SO good! Especially when it's not girl scout season.
To enjoy a Tim Tam Slam (Tim Tams are the cookies in Australia that made this popular), take a cookie and make a small bite in each end.  Put one bitten-end in your hot cocoa and suck (like a straw) through the other end.  As soon as warm chocolately goodness enters your mouth, pull the whole cookie in.  Let it sit for just a minute.  In this moment, everything in life will be okay.  Thanks to my beautiful SIL Jane, for filling a hole in my life that I didn’t even know existed!
These 15 minute Thin Mints are simple and SO good! Especially when it's not girl scout season.


By Becky

Becky is a mom to 4 kiddos and wife to an awesome guy. She's a food fanatic and loves creating and improving recipes. Bread is her weakness and delicious food is her passion!