Homemade Thin Mint Cookies

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!

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Ingredients:

  • 30 Ritz crackers
  • 2 cups melting chocolate, use a good quality like Ghiradelli
  • 1 1/2 teaspoons peppermint extract

Directions:

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!)

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