Each year, those cute little Girl Scouts hit the tables in front of Walmart, hit you up at work and knock on your door and look at you with begging eyes. Their goal? To get you to buy a box of cookies. While it is good to support a worthy organization and of course it is hard to say no to those adorable girls, there are other times of the year where you might want a batch of thin mints and not be able to get your hands on a box, because it isn’t Girl Scout cookie season. This recipe to can help satisfy your craving for Girl Scout thin mint cookies. They’re so delicious and satisfying that you that you may just want to take along a batch to your next get together.
- Mint flavoring
- Chocolate chips stick with milk chocolate for the best taste and semi-sweet
- Ritz crackers
- Wax paper
- Glass bowl
Place the bag of chocolate chips into the glass bowl. Microwave on high for 1 minute, stir and then microwave in 20-second increments, stirring between each until the chocolate is completely melted. You can also use a double-burner, which is actually preferable as the chocolate will stay melted as you work with it, but don't go out and buy one special.
Stir in one teaspoon of mint flavoring and mix thoroughly with the chocolate.
Dip the crackers into the chocolate, coating completely and lay on the wax paper with a little room between each cracker so the chocolate doesn't run together.
Allow to cool complete and the chocolate to harden. You may want to place in the refrigerator.
Jazz Up the Recipe
This is a simple, easy, but delicious recipe. If you want to jazz it up a bit more you can add some festive touches to the cookies.
- Melt white chocolate and drizzle over the completed cookies in any pattern of your choice. This works best with a plastic candy bottle with a small tip, but you can also use a plastic baggie and snip the corner.
- Add food coloring to the white chocolate in one or more colors and drizzle over cookies in a pattern.
- Add sprinkles to the tops of the cookies before they cool completely and they will melt into the top a bit and create a unique pattern. You could also sprinkle on colored sugar, which is available in the cake section of just about any grocery.
- Stamp a small emblem into the top of a partially hardened, coated cookie. You can do this with mini cookie cutters, cookie presses, stamps or a small toothpick to etch an initial or other item.
Get creative and have fun with these cookies. Because the recipe is so simple, it is easy to add a few additional touches and create a unique cookie that can be your signature piece.
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