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Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Thin Mint Donuts

Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Thin Mint Donuts

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Love Girl Scout Cookies? Make your own baked Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Thin Mint Donuts right at home! These chocolate donuts are finished with a minty green icing!

Thin Mint Donuts

Girl Scout Cookie Season is way too short (although if you ask the girl scouts they will say it is just long enough). But my favorite girl scout cookie is the thin mint cookie.

Donuts are so popular right now and it’s clear to see why! Who doesn’t love these doughy circles of deliciousness? 

Both Dunkin Donuts and Everglazed Donuts at Disney Springs in Walt Disney World have their own versions of these delicious thin mint donuts.

Baking donuts at home is really quite simple. Imagine getting donut shop donuts right at home?! These thin mint donuts are to die for. 

Thin Mint Donuts

These cake-like baked chocolate donuts are topped with a minty white chocolate icing with mint flavoring to taste just like Thin Mints!

The recipe makes half a dozen, so you may want to think about doubling it. You just need a cold glass of milk and you’re ready to enjoy your thin mint cookie donut.

You could say this recipe is similar to a mint chocolate chip donut or chocolate mint doughnuts. Chocolate and mint is really one of a delicious and favorite flavor combination. And these delicious donuts are my new favorite things.

Thin Mint Donuts

The only piece of equipment you’ll need that you may not have is a donut pan. But I’m pretty sure once you pick one up, you’ll be obsessed and it will become your favorite. 

Truth be told, I avoided making homemade donuts for years because I thought they would be to hard. Baked donuts are super easy to make. 

Thin Mint Donuts

How To Make Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Thin Mint Donuts: 

If you scroll down, I have a printable recipe for you with the instructions and full ingredients list.

Equipment you will need: 

Thin Mint Donuts

Your shopping list:

  • buttermilk 
  • all purpose flour
  • sugar
  • baking powder
  • baking soda
  • cocoa powder
  • salt
  • coconut oil
  • vanilla extract
  • white chocolate chips
  • peppermint extract or mint extract
  • a couple drops of green food coloring

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a donut pan. 

In a large mixing bowl, add your dry ingredients: flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Stir until combined. Add in the wet ingredients: coconut oil and the buttermilk and stir until fully mixed.

Thin Mint Donuts

Use a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut, pipe the batter into the prepared pan, filling about 2/3 full. 

Thin Mint Donuts

Bake for about 8 minutes, or until donuts are fully cooked when a toothpick comes out clean. 

Thin Mint Donuts

Allow the donuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan then remove to allow them to cool the rest of the way. 

While your donuts are cooling, prepare the mint icing. 

Melt white chocolate chips with the coconut oil in a medium size microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and then continue in 30 second intervals until chocolate is smooth. 

Add the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring until you reach your desired shade of green color. 

Dip the donuts into the melted chocolate covering them about halfway up the sides. You’ll just kind of swirl the donuts around the icing to coat them in a mint glaze. 

Allow the excess chocolate to drip off and set them on a wire rack to fully cure. Repeat with remaining donuts.

To make the Chocolate Drizzle, Melt dark chocolate with the oil in a microwave safe bowl. 

Microwave for 1 minute and then continue in 30 second intervals until chocolate is smooth.

Using a fork, drizzle the melted dark chocolate over the donuts allow the chocolate to dry and harden. 

Thin Mint Donuts

Instead of the drizzle, you could also try sprinkling your donuts with chocolate chips or chocolate sprinkles.

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Thin Mint Donuts

Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Thin Mint Donuts Recipe

Yield: 6
Prep Time: 5 minutes
Cook Time: 8 minutes
Additional Time: 15 minutes
Total Time: 28 minutes

Love Girl Scout Cookies? Make your own baked Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Thin Mint Donuts right at home! These chocolate donuts are finished with a minty green icing!

Ingredients

  • Donuts
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • 1/4 cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • 1/2 tsp baking soda
  • 1 TBSP. cocoa powder
  • 1/2 tsp salt
  • 2 Tbsp melted coconut oil
  • 1 tsp. vanilla extract
  • Chocolate Mint Icing
  • 1 1/2 cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon melted coconut oil
  • 1/2 tsp mint extract
  • a few drops green food coloring

Instructions

    1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Grease a donut pan. 
    2. In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Stir until combined.
    3. Add in the coconut oil and the buttermilk and stir until fully mixed.
    4. Use a piping bag  or a Ziploc bag with the corner cut, pipe the batter into the prepared pan, filling about 2/3 full.
    5. Bake for about 8 minutes, or until donuts are fully cooked when a toothpick comes out clean.
    6. Allow the donuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan then remove to allow them to cool the rest of the way. 
    7. Prepare Mint Icing: Melt white chocolate chips with the coconut oil in a medium size microwave safe bowl. Microwave for 1 minute and then continue in 30 second intervals until chocolate is smooth. 
    8. Add the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring until you reach your desired shade.
    9. Dip the donuts into the melted chocolate covering them about halfway up the sides. 
    10. Allow the excess chocolate to drip off and set them on a wire rack to fully cure.  Repeat with remaining donuts.
    11. Chocolate Drizzle: Melt dark chocolate with the oil in a microwave safe bowl. . Microwave for 1 minute and then continue in 30 second intervals until chocolate is smooth.
    12. Using a fork , drizzle the melted dark chocolate over the donuts allow the chocolate to dry and harden. 

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