They had the chocolate cookie base and the thin chocolate layer, but between them they had a thin layer of mint candy, like one might find in a peppermint patty or Junior Mint. The chocolate cookie base had a slight ridge around the outer edge, so the mint candy fit inside that, and one could scrape one's teeth across the mint-and-chocolate-layer and come to a satisfying halt at the proscribed edge, and then nibble one's way around the entire outside eating the chocolate off the cookie before putting what remained into one's mouth as a whole and entire unit.
They don't make 'em like that anymore. And it's not that I couldn't make them at home; there are recipes out there for it, or at least for the various parts that can be put together to create something of the same nature (except for the ridge; I'd have to...stamp them out, or something, to get the ridge), but it's the nostalgia of not having to make it, of having this Perfect Mint Cookie delivered effortlessly unto my mou...
I have spent far too long on this blog post trying to find a picture of one of the older Thin Mint style boxes for a featured image on this post. I have failed and punted to a modern box pic, but while trying, I found the Canada's Girl Guides have PROPER GIRL SCOUT THIN MINT COOKIES!!!!
THIS CHANGES EVERYTHING
I NEED YOUR HELP