Thin Mint Cookies do not last long at our house. Even with good intentions they only seem to last a week or two, at most. One cookie at a time they disappear quickly. That is why we really love these copycat thin mints. We can have them anytime anywhere, anywhere without having to wait on the girl scouts!
These cookies could not be easier to make. You don’t even have to turn on the oven which makes them a great summer dessert. Just melt a little chocolate, add peppermint extract, open a sleeve of Ritz crackers, dip, and done! That is my kind of dessert.
I use Ghirardelli dark chocolate melting wafers to make my thin mints. You could also use chocolate bark or a milk chocolate candy making wafer. Whatever you are using just make sure that you use a chocolate that will firm up as it sits. Do not use chocolate morsels, they will not set up the way you want it to.
Sometimes we like to put a sleeve of our girl scout thin mints in the freezer. This copycat version would be great in the freezer too. But, if you are not into frozen cookies just keep them in an airtight container on your counter. However, one by one they won’t last long!
These cookies also make a wonderful food gift.
- At Christmas we like to give these out in little holiday tins.
- Great addition to a food basket gift. They would go great in a coffee, tea, or chocolate themed basket.
- May Day is right around the corner (May 1st). Does anyone remember handing out may baskets when you were little? These would make a great May Day treat!
- Add to a new mom basket.
- Wonderful dessert if you are taking a meal to a family.
- Perfect new neighbor treat.
I hope you try these copycat thin mint cookies in your kitchen!
- 10 oz Chocolate Melting Wafers (or chocolate almond bark)
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers
- Melt the chocolate wafers over a double boiler. Bring a small pot of water to a boil. Fit a glass or metal bowl snuggly in the top of the pot, making sure the boiling water does not touch the bowl. Place the chocolate in the bowl and stir while the chocolate melts.
- Off the heat stir the peppermint extract into the melted chocolate.
- One at a time, place the Ritz Crackers into the chocolate. Using two spoons turn it around in the chocolate to coat completely.
- Remove the cookie from the chocolate by laying it on one fork. Let the excess chocolate drip from the cookie.
- Place on a parchment lined sheet pan to dry/harden.