Saturday, September 27, 2014

3-Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies

There are times when I crave Girl Scout cookies.

I mean, I gotta have one.

Not even kidding.

Right now!

(I'm not the only one right?)

I was in one of those "I will die without a Thin Mint" moods, but there was not a Girl Scouts to be seen.  What's a cookie deprived mom to do?

Hop onto Pinterest, that's what!

I found a terrific little recipe from Averie Cooks.  It only requires three ingredients and I just happened to have them on hand.  YAY!

All you will need is Ritz crackers, peppermint extract, and semi-sweet chocolate chips.  (Recipe at the bottom of this post.)  

When I bit the cookie, put it down, then proceeded to take this picture my hubby laughed at me.  Hey, I could have popped the whole thing into my mouth!  The things I do for this blog...

Hubby also said that he would have preferred milk chocolate over semi-sweet.  I will have to give that a try next time I am in a Thin Mint mood.

Bud had no complaints.  (I love chocolate-y baby faces.  Don't you?)

3-Ingredient Thin Mint Cookies
(By Averie Cooks)
18 Ritz crackers
1 c semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 t peppermint extract
*optional, but recommended - 1 T shortening (I used coconut oil instead and it worked just fine)

Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.  Make sure to clear out a space to fit the cookie sheet in the refrigerator.

Using a microwave-safe bowl, combine the chocolate chips and shortening.  Heat on high for 1 minute.  Stir and heat for 10-15 second intervals until chocolate becomes very smooth.

Add 1/2 t peppermint extract to the melted chocolate and stir.  (For more mint flavor add another 1/4 t.)

Place one cracker in the chocolate.  Coat the cracker and remove with a fork.  Allow the excess chocolate to drip back into the bowl before placing the cracker onto the parchment paper-lined sheet.  Repeat with all cookies.  Place in the refrigerator to allow the chocolate to harden.

These cookies really hit the spot!  Give 'em a try (you won't regret it).  

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