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3-Ingredient Thin Mints

gluten free thin mints

Ready for the big game? And by that I mean the Puppy Bowl. Whatever your plans, you’ll need food. If pizza is your kind of party, check out all the tempting recipes here.

And of course, you’ll need a dessert. How about something really simple? Well, here’s the easiest way to make gluten free thin mints.

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3-Ingredient Thin Mints


Sure, you could make thin mint cookies from scratch. But you'd need more than three ingredients. Here's the quickest way to get your fix.


  • 1 box of gluten free chocolate sandwich cookies
  • 1 bag of chocolate chips
  • Peppermint oil to taste (see notes)


Twist sandwich cookies apart. Scrape filling from cookies. Heat chocolate chips in microwave, reserving a few tablespoons to stir into melted chocolate. This is the easiest way to fake temper chocolate for coating. Add peppermint oil to taste.

Dunk cookies into chocolate using a fork to turn and coat completely. Let cookies dry on a cooling rack or parchment lined pan.To speed things up, chill cookies in fridge or freezer, just until chocolate has set.


For best results, use an oil based peppermint like the one from Simply Organic. Whatever brand you choose, make sure it doesn't contain water or the chocolate could possibly seize. I used about 3/4 teaspoon of peppermint oil for a bag of chips, but that might be too heavy-handed for some.

Any brand of gluten free sandwich cookies will do. Same with the chips (or hey, chopped chocolate). Whatever works for you.


 easy gluten free mint cookies

Hungry for more? Make 3-Ingredient Tagalongs. Or browse other favorite gluten free recipes here.


  1. Oh my goodness, you are sooo smart, Linda! I predict MANY will be making your super easy version of Thin Mints! And thanks so much for the link love, dear! Off to share this idea EVERYWHERE, but on All Gluten-Free Desserts first, of course! 😉


  2. What a great idea – Thanks!!!

  3. Yep, Shirley is right, super creative! I bet a version that pulses the whole cookie with additional mint chocolate to bind, shaped and dipped could work too as a kind of cookie-truffle thing! I am keeping this idea in my back pocket for sure, thanks!

    • Definitely a back pocket keeper! Cookie balls would be great. Word of warning – once you get started on cake ball type things, it’s hard to stop. Perfect way to use up scraps though. Here I go again.

  4. Yum!


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