Tasty Thin Mints Donuts

Last Updated on February 25, 2021 by Michele Tripple

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With this thin mints donut recipe you can have all the minty goodness of your favorite girl scout cookies in the form of a soft sweet donut! You don’t want to miss out on this chocolate and mint perfection!

Thin Mints Donuts Recipe

thin mints donuts with chocolate chips

I didn’t think it could get any better than thin mint girl scout cookies, but these thin mints donuts are absolutely incredible. 

My husband and I have to fight over the last cookie every year because they are so irresistible. But now that I have this donut recipe, I can have my girl scout cookies fix whenever I want!

These baked chocolate donuts are covered in a creamy mint icing and drizzled with rich dark chocolate. Trust me, it doesn’t get any better!

And for all my fellow donut lovers out there, don’t forget to check out my apple cider donuts and my air fryer donut recipe!

Thin Mints Donut Recipe

3 thin mints donuts stacked on a white cake

Serves: 6

Prep time: 15 minutes

Cook time: 8 minutes

Total time: 23 minutes

Ingredients

ingredients for thin mints donuts

For Donuts

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted

For Mint Icing

  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Dark chocolate, chips or bar

The Following Tools Will Be Helpful When Making These!

How to Make Thin Mints Donuts

  • To make your donuts, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. 
  • Grease a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside. 
  • Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt to a large bowl. Stir to combine. 
  • Add the buttermilk and coconut oil and fold together the mixture until it’s fully mixed. 
  • Fill a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the batter and snip a hole in the end.
  • Pipe the batter about ⅔ full into the donut pan and bake for about 8 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. 
  • Let the donuts cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  • While the donuts cool, you can make your mint glaze. Put the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and add the coconut oil. 
  • Microwave for 1 minute and stir well. Microwave again for 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate is completely melted. 
  • Add the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring. Stir the icing until smooth and creamy.
  • Dip each cooled donut into the icing about halfway up the sides and return the donut to the cooling rack so the icing can set.
  • To add a chocolate drizzle, melt dark chocolate the same way you did with the whole chocolate and use a fork to drizzle some of it on top of each donut. 
  • Let the donuts set a final time and they’re ready to enjoy!
overhead shot of thin mints donuts

Tips Tricks and FAQs

3 thin mints donuts stacked with chocolate drizzle
  • You don’t want to skip the cooking spray for baked donuts! There’s nothing worse than making something amazing and having it stick to the pan, and this batter sticks really easily. Adding a liberal coat of nonstick spray will really help them come out better. 
  • Melting the chocolate slowly is really important. I know it takes longer, but make sure that you microwave the chocolate in thirty second increments. If you heat it too fast you’ll risk it seizing which is almost impossible to fix. 
  • Toppings are essential on donuts to my family! Plus, it’s a fun step that even your kids can do if they want to help. We love putting andes mints, thin mints, or even oreo cookies in a large Ziploc bag and crushing them up with a rolling pin. Sprinkle some of the crushed topping on top of the donuts while the chocolate is still wet and your donuts are sure to impress! And if you don’t want to add the extra step, you can top with chocolate chips too. Yum!

Can I use anything other than a donut pan?

Having a donut pan on hand is a must in my house because we make them so often. They’re not too expensive and a great addition to your kitchen tools.

But if you don’t find yourself making donuts often, then there is a trick you can try! Grab a large muffin tin and roll up tubes of aluminum foil. Place a rolled segment of foil in each muffin tin and pour the batter along the outside in the shape of a donut.

They may not be perfectly shaped, but they’ll work in a pinch!

Storage

Room Temperature

If kept airtight at room temperature, these donuts last about 2-3 days. 

Freezer

But you can also freeze them! Place them in a freezer safe bag or container and pop them right in your freezer. They’ll last anywhere from 3-4 months. When you’re ready to eat them, just pull them out to thaw for a few hours and enjoy. 

Check out these other great donut recipes:

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2 thin mints donuts stacked up
Yield: 6

Thin Mints Donuts

3 thin mints donuts stacked on a white cake

With this thin mints donut recipe you can have all the minty goodness of your favorite girl scout cookies in the form of a soft sweet donut! You don’t want to miss out on this chocolate and mint perfection!

Prep Time 15 minutes
Cook Time 8 minutes
Total Time 23 minutes

Ingredients

  • 1 cup all purpose flour
  • ¼ cup sugar
  • 1 tsp baking powder
  • ½ tsp baking soda
  • 1 tbsp cocoa powder
  • ½ tsp salt
  • ¾ cup buttermilk
  • 2 tbsp coconut oil, melted
  • 1 ½ cups white chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp melted coconut oil
  • ½ tsp mint extract
  • Green food coloring
  • Dark chocolate, chips or bar

Instructions

  1. To make your donuts, start by preheating your oven to 350 degrees. 
  2. Grease a donut pan with nonstick cooking spray and set it aside. 
  3. Add the flour, sugar, baking powder, baking soda, cocoa powder, and salt to a large bowl. Stir to combine. 
  4. Add the buttermilk and coconut oil and fold together the mixture until it’s fully mixed. 
  5. Fill a piping bag or a Ziploc bag with the batter and snip a hole in the end.
  6. Pipe the batter about ⅔ full into the donut pan and bake for about 8 minutes or until you can insert a toothpick and it comes out clean. 
  7. Let the donuts cool for about 5 minutes in the pan and then transfer to a wire rack to cool completely. 
  8. While the donuts cool, you can make your mint glaze. Put the white chocolate in a microwave-safe bowl and add the coconut oil. 
  9. Microwave for 1 minute and stir well. Microwave again for 30 seconds at a time until the chocolate is completely melted. 
  10. Add the mint extract and a few drops of green food coloring. Stir the icing until smooth and creamy.
  11. Dip each cooled donut into the icing about halfway up the sides and return the donut to the cooling rack so the icing can set.
  12. To add a chocolate drizzle, melt dark chocolate the same way you did with the whole chocolate and use a fork to drizzle some of it on top of each donut. 
  13. Let the donuts set a final time and they’re ready to enjoy!

12 thoughts on “Tasty Thin Mints Donuts”

  1. Okay, see, this is why I can’t have new year’s resolutions around weightloss. This is AMAZING and something I want to make like yesterday for me to enjoy! Thanks for sharing the recipe and reaffirming my desire to not have a resolution but instead a word of the year lol

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  2. While Samoas are my personal favorite, I am in love with all Girl Scout cookies.. so this is definitely on the menu for the coming week

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