Monday, February 11, 2013

DIY Thin Mints

My friend Sarah shared this recipe this past Christmas at our annual cookie exchange.  With girl scout cookie season on the way, I decided to share her recipe now for DIY thin mints.  These just use a few basic supplies, and they were really tasty.  So....once you've gone through your box, you won't have to despair until next year. 
Homemade Thin Mint Recipe (Makes 1 1/2 dozen)
Ingredients:  18 ritz crackers, 1 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips (melted), 1 T vegetable shortening, 2/4 t. peppermint extract
Instructions:  Line a baking sheet with wax paper.  Combine chips and shortening and head for 1 min to melt.  Stir and heat 10-15 seconds burst until chocolate stirs smooth.  Add peppermint extract to the melted chocolate.  Dip 1 cracker in the chocolate.  Coat it and remove with a fork.  Allow excess to drain off fork tines.  Place on wax paper and repeat.  Place tray of finished cookies in fridge to harden. 
....and then, thank your friend for sharing a great recipe.  Thanks again, Sarah.  :O) 


Rita said...

Thanks for the recipe....I think. ;-)

Not sure if it's a good thing that I could eat these all year.