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Homemade Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

My husband’s Aunt brought homemade thin mint cookies over for Christmas last year and I was addicted. I was literally shoving them in one after the other. You know when you like something at a gathering and want to steal the whole pan, hide in a corner and scarf it down? Yep, that was me with the thin mint cookies.

I ended up wrapping some cookies in a napkin, sticking them in my purse, and bringing them home for later. Our secret!

If your favorite girl scout cookie is the thin mint then these are for you. I would say they are nearly a clone.

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies - two ingredients and 10 minutes

These things are out-of-this-world yummy and SO easy.

Thin Mint Cookie Update

This post was written in 2011 and I’m still making them year after year. They are just too darn easy and disappear too darn fast! Getting the kids involved is great because even my youngest can help dip and flip the crackers into the chocolate.

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies - two ingredients and 10 minutes

To make these thin mint cookies you will need two ingredients – yes ONLY two ingredients!

Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes

Homemade Thin Mint Cookies - two ingredients and 10 minutes

Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes

Now you just have to decide what you are going to do with the thin mint cookies. Eat them up for yourself or give them as gifts. We try to do a bit of both. We make a bunch up for friends and co-workers. Then we wind up making a couple batches of thin mint cookies for ourselves in the weeks leading up to Christmas.

Homemade Thin Mint Christmas Cookies - two ingredients and 10 minutes

Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes

Besides for the thin mint cookies we also make sugar cookies with my favorite icing, candied pecans and if I’m feeling in the mood we make homemade Kahlua for friends and neighbors.

Homemade Thin Mint Christmas cookies - two ingredients and 10 minutes

Thin Mint Cookie Recipe

Thin Mint Cookies

Thin Mint Cookies

Prep Time: 2 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Total Time: 10 minutes

The easiest cookie you will ever make with only two simple ingredients.


  • 1 bag Andes Crème de Menthe baking chips
  • 1 Sleeve of Ritz crackers


  1. Pour the baking chips into a microwave safe bowl and heat in 30 second intervals. Between intervals pull the bowl out and stir the chips. Continue to do this until all of the chocolate is melted and smooth.
  2. Dip the crackers into the chocolate one by one using a fork then flip.
  3. Use a fork to remove the crackers from the chocolate and let the excess chocolate drip off.
  4. Place on wax paper to cool and allow the chocolate to harden.
Nutrition Information:
Serving Size: 1 grams
Amount Per Serving: Unsaturated Fat: 0g

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Homemade Thin Mints - two ingredients and 10 minutes


Thursday 5th of December 2013

Saw your pin and visited your blog. Will make these delicious mint cookies and will follow your blog. Merry Christmas!

Lynne @ 365 Days of Baking & More

Friday 30th of November 2012

Kelsey, I saw these at The Great Christmas Cookie Exchange and fell in love! I had NO idea those were Ritz crackers!!!! Last week I posted a picture of some chocolate covered Ritz I saw in a store and got a HUGE response from fans saying that they make these or just dip them in chocolate all the time. I had NO idea - living a sheltered life I suppose. hahaPinning and putting them on my to-do list for sure!

Sara Stone

Saturday 24th of November 2012

THese look delicious! Please come share at my link party

The Mississippi Martha

Saturday 10th of November 2012

Can't wait to try this Thin Mints are my favorite!

Nicole @WonkyW

Saturday 10th of November 2012

Yum! Every time I see those Andes chips at the store I want to buy them. I never had a purpose for them until now :)

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