Easy Girl Scout Thin Mints
These were the hit of my cookie exchange this year. So many people asked me for the recipe that the Wal-mart shelf was emptied of the Andes bits. There is a basic recipe on Zaar but I added the morsels to make the color more like the original cookies. Bet you can't eat just one! I made 5 dozen cookies in 45 minutes, including clean-up time.
- Ready In:
- 1 (12 ounce) package mint chocolate chips
- 4 ounces semisweet chocolate morsels
- 60 Ritz crackers
- colored sprinkles (optional)
- Melt mints and morsels in microwave or double boiler.
- Dip Ritz crackers in chocolate mixture ( I use my little ice tongs to make it easy).
- Place on wax paper lined cookie sheet.
- If you want to decorate cookies with sprinkles, you have to do it before the chocolate dries -- after every 3 or 4 cookies.
- When sheet is full, refrigerate for 15 minutes.
- Peel cookies from wax paper (can be used again for next batch).
- Store in tightly sealed container in the refrigerator. They go fast. I've kept them as long as a week if they were well hidden.
- The computer wouldn't let me put it in the list of ingredients, but I use Andes Mint Bits found in the baking aisle.
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This recipe was a hit everywhere I took them this Christmas! One thing I highly recommend doing is using the chocolate melting disks that is sold in craft stores in the candy section. I used Wilton brand Dark Chocolate Mint disks and they work wonderfully. There really is a difference in taste and texture.
I haven't made the recipe myself but I have eaten them and they are fabulous! I will definitley be making them next Christmas. I have to note the I was leary of the ritz crackers but you would never know that there was a salty cracker as the base. (Martha Stewart made these on her show recently but called them Ritz Mints.)
I wasn't able to find mint chocolate chips in my local grocer so I used 2 bags of regular chocolate chips and 2 table spoons of mint extract. Tasted REALLY good. Not sure if you can get 60 cookies out of this recipe though? I used more chocolate chips than what was called for and only got 40, although my first 50-10 cookies I was too liberal with the chocolate probably accounting for 10 on the cookies anyway. This recipe is real easy to make and tastes pretty close the original! Thanks!