If you can’t get enough of those minty cookies, then you need to make these baked donuts! Thin Mint Donuts taste like the real thing!
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Girl Scout Cookie Donuts
What is your favorite Girl Scout cookie? For me, it’s a tie between Thin Mints and Caramel De-Lites (or Samoas).
Thin Mints are incredibly addicting! The chocolate cookie is infused with fresh mint flavors. I took that idea and made a donut that tastes just like the cookies!
These are the tools that you will need in order to make the donuts. They make the entire process super easy!
How To Make Thin Mint Donuts
These are basically a chocolate cake done with mint chocolate frosting. The entire thing tastes like a Thin Mint cookie!
You can either skip these tips and scroll down to the printable recipe card or enjoy the step-by-step photos. I hope they help you out!
This recipe is completely from scratch. If you want to save time and use a brownie or chocolate cake mix, feel free to switch things up.
All the exact ingredient amounts are in the printable recipe card, but here is what you’ll need from the store for the donuts:
- Buttermilk – you can can make your own with some milk and vinegar
- All-Purpose Flour – use gluten-free flour if you are celiac or intolerant.
- Baking Powder
- Baking Soda
- Cocoa Powder
- Coconut Oil
- Vanilla Extract
And this is what you need for the chocolate mint frosting:
- White chocolate chips
- Coconut oil
- Mint extract
- Green Food Coloring
Baked Donuts Tips
Even though it might seem intimidating to make donuts from scratch, it is actually pretty easy!
Just mix all of the ingredients in a large mixing bowl. You can use an electric mixer. I discovered that a stand mixer is so easy that I never went back to my handheld one again.
Then, use a piping bag to fill the donut pan. Only fill each one about 2/3 of the way. These donuts rise and fluff up as they bake!
After just 8 minutes, the donuts will be completely cooked! You will know they are cooked when a toothpick comes out clean.
Look at the photo below – you can see how large they become as they bake.
Let them cool of completely before you add the icing. If you don’t, the icing will melt and become more of a glaze.
I dipped the donuts into the green icing and then let them sit on a rack like the one below. The icing will drip off, so place the rack on top of some parchment or wax paper for easy clean-up.
To get the chocolate drizzle look, I just used a fork to drip chocolate icing across the donuts. You can also use a fine-tipped piping bag if you want.
How To Store Homemade Donuts
Store homemade donuts the same way that you store the kind you buy from the bakery. These can be kept on your countertop for up to 3 days. I suggest keeping them in an airtight container so that they don’t become stale.
- 3/4 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 Coconut Oil, melted
- 1 tsp Vanilla Extract
Chocolate Mint Icing
- 1 1/2 cups White Chocolate Chips
- 1 tsp Coconut Oil, melted
- 1/2 tsp Mint Extract
- Green Food Coloring (a few drops)
- Preheat the oven to 350 degrees. Grease a donut pan.
- In a large mixing bowl, add flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder and salt. Stir until combined. Add in the coconut oil and the buttermilk and stir until fully mixed.
- Use a piping bag or a plastic freezer bag with the corner cut, pipe the batter into the prepared pan, filling about 2/3 full.
- Bake for about 8 minutes, or until donuts are fully cooked when a toothpick comes out clean. Allow the donuts to cool for 5 minutes in the pan then remove to allow them to cool the rest of the way.
- 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. Dip the donuts into the melted chocolate covering them about half way up the sides.
- Allow the excess chocolate to drip off and set them on a wire rack to fully cure. Repeat with remaining donuts.
- 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.
Nutrition Information:Yield: 6 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 401Total Fat: 19gSaturated Fat: 13gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 5gCholesterol: 10mgSodium: 477mgCarbohydrates: 52gFiber: 1gSugar: 35gProtein: 6g
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