Monday, November 3, 2014

Easy Homemade Holiday Thin Mint Cookies

These easy no-bake cookies are perfect for the holidays and are a homemade replica
of Girl Scout Thin Mints cookies! All you need are Ritz crackers, bittersweet chocolate
(or semi-sweet), peppermint extract (make sure you use peppermint extract and not 
peppermint oil), and vegetable oil. 

Ritz crackers 20-25
Bittersweet chocolate 6oz
Peppermint extract (not oil) 1/2 to 3/4 teaspoon (per 6 oz of chocolate) 
1/4 teaspoon vegetable oil
Holiday cookie sprinkles (optional)

Other Supplies Needed
cookie sheet with lip on edge (such as jelly roll pan)
wax paper or parchment paper
double boiler
two forks

1. Line cookie sheet with wax or parchment paper.
2. Melt chocolate in double boiler, stirring until smooth.
3. Stir in vegetable oil and peppermint extract.
4. Place a Ritz cracker into the chocolate and use a fork to flip the cracker, coating it on 
both sides and on the edges with chocolate. This is easiest to do with two forks. 
5. Use a fork to lift the cookie out of the chocolate and while holding it above the chocolate, 
allow excess chocolate to drip from the cookie and back into the double boiler.
6. Carefully slide the cookie from the fork onto the wax paper covered pan.
7. Sprinkle with holiday cookie sprinkles (optional).
8. Place in refrigerator to set. 

Note: if you do not have a double boiler you can melt your chocolate in a microwave in a 
microwave safe bowl. Place chocolate in bowl and microwave for 20 seconds and then stop 
and stir. Repeat until chocolate is melted. Be careful not to overcook.

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