It’s that time of year when you probably have a half a dozen opportunities to buy Girl Scout cookies. I know there are kids at school, kids at church, and kids in the neighborhood who would love to sell to me. I used to be a scout too and I would knock myself out selling cookies to everyone I knew in the neighborhood and at church.
Now I am really going to date myself, but when I started selling cookies around 1970, a box cost about 50 cents! Now in my area, cookies are going for $3.50 a box and that is for a very small quantity of cookies! One of my daughter’s favorite cookies is the Thin Mint. If you are a lover of mint and chocolate, it is probably one of your favorite’s too!
Recently I discovered a recipe for 3 ingredient Thin Mint cookie that really caught my eye. I tweaked the recipe a bit, which had originally come from Kraft foods. The crackers taste nothing like crackers when they’re dipped in the melted chocolate. They just become the perfect crunchy inside of a cookie!
- 30 Ritz crackers
- 2 cups melting chocolate, use a good quality like Ghiradelli
- 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract
Melt chocolate in microwave in 30 second increments until chocolate is smooth and glossy.
Stir in peppermint extract and blend well.
Dip crackers one at a time in the chocolate mixture and place on wax paper to dry.
Store in airtight container.
May keep in refrigerator or freezer. (They taste even better frozen!)