Are the Girl Scouts still at your local grocery store, tempting you each time you go shopping? I'm sad to see mine go! I love, love, love the Girl Scouts' Thin Mint Cookies. I could eat the whole box in one sitting. And have you tried the ice cream? To die for. Okay, so what do you do when they're gone and you have to wait a whole year to get more? Why make your own, of course! They're easier than you think, and taste almost exactly the same! You won't believe what the "cookie" part is.
Thin Mint Cookies Recipe
*Ritz Low Sodium Crackers
*1/2 package dark chocolate chips
*1/2 package milk chocolate chips
*Peppermint extract/flavoring (NOT mint, you want the peppermint)
1. Melt your chocolate chips in a glass bowl in the microwave. Start by microwaving them for about two minutes. Stir well and microwave in 30-second increments, stirring after each time, until smooth. Add your peppermint flavoring (1-2 teaspoons, to taste).
2. Dip your crackers in the chocolate to cover. This can get messy, so you may want to use a fork to push the cracker down into the chocolate and lift it out. Try to make it a thin layer.
3. Lay each dipped cracker on a piece of wax paper. Allow to cool until chocolate is dry. They peel easily off the wax paper. That's it! Enjoy! This recipe yields about 2 dozen cookies.
If Thin Mints aren't your fave, try the Samoas featured by another great blog, Baking Bites. She has the recipes for all the Girl Scout cookies. Check it out!
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