Thin Mint

Seriously, I love Thin Mints almost as much as Leo loves Trefoils!


I am a total sucker for Girl Scout Cookies! I always stop and by a few boxes because for one, they are the most delicious things ever and two, they support a really great cause. Girl Scout or not, these cupcakes are going to steal your heart!

These Thin Mint Cupcakes are rich chocolate cupcakes smothered with chocolate ganache, topped with minty frosting, with Thin Mints as the main star! A little known fact about chocolate ganache and cake, it helps seal in the moisture of the cake making these great for parties where you know they will be exposed for a while.

Also, if you are a stickler about the cupcake liner keeping their color with dark cupcakes, try using these silicone liners but make sure you spray them with a little cooking spray. You can also find some really cute stuff over at Bake It Pretty!

Weather you are a mint lover or a cookie lover, these cupcakes are sure to be a true hit!

5 from 1 vote↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Girl Scout Thin Mint Cupcakes

If you love those girl scout mint cookies you definitely need to give these cupcakes a try, your sure to enjoy them.
Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 15 minutes
Total Time 30 minutes
Servings 1 batch
Author Ashley



  • 2 eggs
  • ½ cup granulated sugar
  • ½ cup brown sugar
  • cup vegetable oil
  • 2 teaspoons vanilla extract
  • ¾ cup flour
  • ½ cup unsweetened cocoa powder
  • ½ teaspoon baking soda
  • ¾ teaspoon baking powder
  • ¼ teaspoon salt
  • ½ cup milk

Chocolate Gonache:

  • cup chocolate chips
  • 2-3 tablespoons heavy whipping cream


  • Preheat oven to 350°F and line pan with cupcake liners
  • In a large bowl, whisk sugar, eggs, brown sugar, vanilla extract and oil together.
  • In a separate bowl combine dry ingredients. Flour, cocoa powder, baking soda, baking powder and salt. Pour in half of these dry ingredients into the oil mixture and stir.
  • Add milk and gently stir again, adding the rest of the dry ingredients. Be careful not to over mix.
  • Fill cupcake liners half full and bake for 15-20 minutes or until inserted toothpick comes out clean. Allow to fully cool.
  • Start making the gonache by adding chocolate chips and whipping cream in a small bowl and microwave for 40 seconds. Remove and stir and continue to microwave until smooth.
  • Dip cooled cupcakes into the gonache and turn right side up to allow gonache to set.
  • Using your vanilla frosting or favorite homemade frosting recipe, adding small amounts of green food coloring until you have reached your desired color.
  • Pipe frosting onto your cupcakes and top with Thin Mints! I also crushed up a few and scattered them over the top for more yummy deliciousness!


Nutritional facts are calculated for the whole batter as the amount of cupcakes may differ for everyone.
You can always add a little more or less whipping cream depending on how thick or thin you want the ganache to be. If the ganache cools down and gets too thick to dip your cupcakes in, just pop it back in the microwave for a 10-15 seconds and it will be good to go!
5 from 1 vote↑ Click stars to rate now!
Or to leave a comment, click here!

Nutrition Information

Calories: 2814kcal | Carbohydrates: 396g | Protein: 40g | Fat: 131g | Saturated Fat: 44g | Trans Fat: 1g | Cholesterol: 394mg | Sodium: 1436mg | Potassium: 1550mg | Fiber: 22g | Sugar: 291g | Vitamin A: 1383IU | Vitamin C: 1mg | Calcium: 651mg | Iron: 14mg

Nutrition information provided is an estimate and will vary based on cooking methods and brands of ingredients used.

Course Dessert
Cuisine American


, ,

Recipes you'll love

About the author

Hello! My name is Ashley.
See more posts by Ashley

latest & greatest

Leave a Reply

Your email address will not be published. Required fields are marked *

Recipe Rating


  1. These look SO good! This was the most viewed post from the last “Try a New Recipe Tuesday.” Congratulations! Be sure to grab an “I’ve been featured” button from my sidebar for your blog. The post with your feature will be going live shortly. Hope you can join us again this week.