Chocolate Chip Thin Mint Cookies

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies crumbled inside a rich chocolate chip cookie. These cookies are moist and chewy on the inside and crisp at the edges…just the way a cookie should be! Have I mentioned the crazy amount of Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies at my house? A full case in fact! I already made some incredible Thin Mint Cheesecake Swirl Brownies with them so when I saw this recipe that originally called for Oreo Cookies, I had to make them! :) Today I ran the 500 Festival Mini Marathon and thought that these would be the best way to celebrate! I finished running 13.1 miles in 2 hours and 6 minutes! Over 39,000 people descended on Indianapolis to participate in the race. Over 90,000 spectators were lined up along the route cheering everyone on! It sprinkled for the final 4 miles of the race but at least it held off until then. The coolest part of this mini marathon was running a lap around the Indianapolis Motor Speedway. I drive past it every morning on my way to work, but have never been inside the track. These cookies were the best after race snack, now if I could just keep my hands out of the cookie jar! 😉

Chocolate Chip Thin Mint Cookies


1 ¼ cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking soda
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 stick butter, softened
6 tablespoons sugar
6 tablespoons brown sugar
1 egg
3/4 teaspoon vanilla
1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
11 broken pieces Thin Mint Cookies
1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips


Preheat oven to 350 degrees F. Line 2 baking sheets with parchment paper.
In a large bowl whisk together flour, baking soda and salt; set aside.
In the bowl of a stand mixer fitted with the paddle attachment, cream butter, and sugars until combined. Reduce speed to low and add egg, vanilla and peppermint extract; mix until combined. Add flour mixture; mix until just combined. Stir in chocolate chips and Thin Mint Cookies until just combined.
Drop by rounded tablespoons of dough onto parchment-lined baking sheets spacing 1 1/2-inches between each. Bake cookies until edges have just begun to set but centers are still very soft, 8-10 minutes.
Let cool on baking sheet for 3 minutes before transferring to cooling rack.

Source: adapted from Lovin' From the Oven, originally from Picky Palate

20 Responses to “Chocolate Chip Thin Mint Cookies”

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    Ellie — May 7, 2011 @ 3:01 pm

    I bet your husband loves the fact that you bake sooooo many goodies Christina! 😛 these look so fat and chewy! have a beautiful day girl~

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    Megan — May 7, 2011 @ 4:57 pm

    Congrats on the half-marathon!! I ran my first one last Sunday. SO fun!! :)

    • Christina replied: — May 7th, 2011 @ 6:37 pm

      Thanks so much! They are super fun…I like running the mini’s MUCH better than running the full marathons. I ran my first full marathon this past November and it was super tough. Congrats on your first mini….I am sure it won’t be your last, they are sort of addicting! 😀

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    Rufus' Food and Spirits Guide — May 7, 2011 @ 5:06 pm

    My sister-in-law ran a different half-marathon today. She deserves this recipe. I love thin mints, love them.

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    Elisabeth Turner — May 7, 2011 @ 5:57 pm

    No wonder you can make all of these yummy treats! Running a half marathon in just over 2 hours! Amazing!!! As always these look delicious and I can’t wait to put them on my list!

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    Maris (In Good Taste) — May 7, 2011 @ 6:23 pm

    You deserve all the cookies you want after running in a marathon! They look great!

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    Monica — May 7, 2011 @ 6:41 pm

    Congrats on completing a half marathon. Good for you! These cookies look like a yummy way to celebrate. Love the clever combination of ingredients.

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    Michelle — May 7, 2011 @ 7:03 pm

    Congrats on your half marathon! It’s such a fun distance to run. Not nearly as tough as a full 26.2 but still quite an accomplishment. I’ll be these cookies were a great way to celebrate. They sound great!

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    Baking Serendipity — May 8, 2011 @ 12:57 am

    Congrats on completing the half marathon…what an impressive accomplishment! These cookies are an awesome way to celebrate. They sound fantastic with the Oreos, but Thin Mints put it right over the top :)

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    Anita Menon — May 8, 2011 @ 5:08 am

    thats so cool. I trained to run the half marathon for 2 years in a row but couldn’t participate due to some unavoidable circumstances. I love to run. Glad to know we have something more in common other than baking up a storm in the kitchen.

    Love to grab a few of those mint goodies.

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    Lauren at Keep It Sweet — May 8, 2011 @ 6:56 am

    Congrats on the mini marathon! I can’t believe those Thin Mints have all lasted for you. I would have had to give them away to keep myself from eating all of them!

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    Jenny (VintageSugarcube) — May 8, 2011 @ 10:32 am

    Big congrats on the marathon. These mint cookies look ahhhhmazing!! I don’t know a guy out there that would swoon for them. :)

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    Lena — May 8, 2011 @ 12:21 pm

    wow, you’re running a mini marathon! that is so great of you! i cant even imagine myself walking fof 13 miles! what’s more, a marathon!

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    Tracy — May 8, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    What a great post-race snack! Yum!

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    Katrina @ In Katrina's Kitchen — May 8, 2011 @ 5:09 pm

    Congrats on your Half!! That’s awesome that you got to run around the speedway!!

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    Maria @ Scandifoodie — May 8, 2011 @ 5:47 pm

    Well done running the mini marathon! You’ve certainly deserved your cookies, these look so scrumptious! :-)

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    Sara — May 9, 2011 @ 10:43 am

    Congrats on the half-marathon! I wouldn’t mind one of these after a workout either!

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    briarrose — May 9, 2011 @ 1:06 pm

    An excellent way to celebrate.

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    Jenna Hoffman — March 25, 2013 @ 10:28 am

    Thank you for this recipe! I made these for work today, and everyone loves them! I left out the peppermint extract and added in lots of thin mint chunks inside and on top of the cookies before baking…they turned out great!! :)

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