Semi-Homemade Thin Mint Cookies are one of my favorite easy cookie recipes that tastes just as good as the cookies you purchase from your neighborhood Girl Scout every year. I mean, these cookies are so good, you may never need to answer that doorbell again...well, unless you're a fan of their other cookie flavors.
Let me show you how easy this copycat recipe is to make in your very own kitchen.
Are you a fan of Thin Mint Cookies from the Girl Scouts? Those cookies are dangerous! I have been known to eat the whole box in a day or two. Well, little did I know how incredibly easy it is to make these cookies here in my own kitchen.
I'm a huge fan of anything chocolate and mint. These cookies satisfy that craving for me and I know they will for you as well. They're made with Andes' Thin Mint Baking Chips, however, you can easily make the melted chocolate mint on your own.
I was also very surprised to learn that the semi-homemade thin mint cookies are made with buttery Ritz crackers dipped in melted chocolate. Who knew?
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Where Can I Buy Thin Mint Chips?
I went to quite a few stores before I found the Andes' Thin Mint Baking Chips. All I had to do was wait until the week before Christmas for them to appear in my local grocery store. You can also purchase them online through Amazon.
Baking Tip: If you can't find Andes' Thin Mint Baking Chips, try melting chocolate candy melts according to the label directions and then stir in ¼ teaspoon mint extract or peppermint extract. Taste the melted chocolate to make sure it tastes minty enough for you.
- 1 package Ande's Mint Chips
- 36 Ritz Crackers
- White Melted Chocolate; optional
It doesn't get any easier than just melting the mint chips and then dipping the crackers! You can dip the crackers one at a time or a few at a time, just try not to overcrowd the bowl.
Use a fork to lift the cracker out of the melted chocolate. Tap the fork gently on the side to allow the excess chocolate to drip off.
Gently place each chocolate covered cracker on a baking tray that's been lined with parchment baking sheets. Do not put the melted chocolate crackers on top of a baking cooling rack. Trust me on this, okay?
Place the cookies in the refrigerator to set quickly or you can leave them on the counter at room temperature until they are completely hardened.
Don't they look amazing? I really can't believe that by simply dipping a buttery Ritz cracker in melted mint chips turns into something so delicious.
How to Decorate the Cookies
These cookies are ready to go just as they are, however, since it is Christmas, I wanted the thin mint cookies to look a little festive. I quickly melted some white chocolate almond bark and added it to my plastic drizzle bottle.
Place a few squares of white chocolate almond bark or white chocolate candy melts in a microwave safe bowl.
Melt in 30 second increments, stirring after each time until the chocolate is completely melted and smooth.
I like to use these decorating drizzle bottles to get a thin line of melted chocolate. I used a funnel to add the melted chocolate to the drizzle bottle. Then just started drizzling the melted chocolate over the thin mint cookies by quickly going back and forth.
Another fun idea would be to add a few colorful Christmas sprinkles on top. Just make sure you do that immediately after adding the melted white chocolate or the sprinkles won't stick.
Again, let them dry and harden completely before storing.
How to Store and Freeze Thin Mint Cookies
You can also freeze the cookies by flash freezing them first on a parchment line baking sheet for about 30 minutes. Once the cookies are frozen, remove from the baking tray and place in either a freezer-safe container or freezer-safe plastic bag.
Again, you should layer the cookies between parchment paper.
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- 1 - 10 ounce package of Andes Creme de Menthe Chocolate Mint Baking Chips
- 36 Ritz Crackers
- Line a baking sheet with parchment paper. Set aside.
- In a microwaveable safe bowl, melt the chips in 30 second increments, stirring after each increment until completely melted and smooth.
- Begin dipping the crackers into the melted chocolate being careful not to over-crowd the bowl.
- Use a fork to lift the cracker out of the melted chocolate and then gently tap the fork on the side of the bowl for the excess chocolate to fall off the cracker.
- Place the cracker on the baking sheet that's been lined with parchment paper and allow to harden completely.
- Drizzle white melted chocolate on top to decorate.
If you can't find the mint chips, you can make chocolate flavored with mint yourself by melting chocolate candy melts according to the label directions. Then stir in ¼ teaspoon mint extract or peppermint extract.
Taste the melted chocolate to make sure it tastes minty enough for you.
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Nutrition Information:Yield: 36 Serving Size: 1
Amount Per Serving: Calories: 64Total Fat: 4gSaturated Fat: 2gTrans Fat: 0gUnsaturated Fat: 2gCholesterol: 2mgSodium: 40mgCarbohydrates: 7gFiber: 0gSugar: 5gProtein: 1g
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