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Saturday, November 29, 2008

Homemade Mint "Cookies"

My sister-in-law brought us some yummy desserts for our Thanksgiving. One item was a beautiful plate of cookies. On the tray were some flat, chocolate, delicious-looking cookies. When we asked her what they were she said, "Try them." They tasted just like Girls Scout Thin Mint cookies. She gave us the general recipe and it sounded like something you can make with your little ones. Easy and delicious--you gotta like that. I don't have all the specifics so I hope you can figure them out.


For the cookies you will need:

one box Ritz Crackers
one bag semisweet morsels
peppermint extract
Christmas sprinkles
waxed paper

First you melt the bag of chocolate morsels. She used semisweet chocolate, but you may use other kinds if you like. She said you can melt the chocolate in the microwave or stove, whichever you find easier. She wasn't sure how long to put them in the microwave, but it may say on the bag.

After the chocolate morsels are melted, add 1 to 2 drops of peppermint extract. You add it to taste. I would put one drop in and try it, add more if you like.

Then dip the crackers in the chocolate and set them on the waxed paper to harden. Put some sprinkles in the center before the chocolate hardens. She said she used a pair of tongs to dip the crackers in, but if a child is helping, they may squeeze to hard and break the cracker. I think it might be more fun to let them get a little chocolaty. Mm mm, love that chocolate.

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4 comments:

Nilz said...

It sounds so - easy to prepare and delicious to taste.
Thanks for sharing.

Miss Attica said...

Looks yummy! :-)

Miss Attica
missattica.blogspot.com

Jen said...

This looks like fun!! You know how I'm trying to get in the kitchen more with my girls, so we'll have to try making these! I just bought a bunch of kid baking supplies and a hat and apron for both of them for Christmas and a kid's cookbook!!

Jen

Jo said...

Thanks for the reminder! I made these before, but I used Wilton's Candy melts. Looks like these will be my 'special' Christmas cookie this year.