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Copycat Thin Mint Cookies

A homemade version of Girl Scout's Thin Mint cookies. Ritz Crackers are covered with a chocolate spiked with peppermint extract. These are almost better than the original thin mint!
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword homemade thin mints with ritz crackers, mint cookie recipe, ritz cracker cookies
Prep Time 20 minutes
Total Time 20 minutes
Servings 30


  • 10 oz Chocolate Melting Wafers (10-12 oz) or chocolate almond bark
  • 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 1 sleeve Ritz Crackers about 30 crackers

Parchment paper lined sheet pan


    • 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 a fork turn it around in the chocolate to coat completely.
    • Remove the cookie from the chocolate by laying it on the fork. Let the excess chocolate drip from the cookie. You can also lightly shake the cookie back and forth, this will also level the chocolate on top.
    • Place on a parchment lined sheet pan to dry/harden. This will take about 15-30 minutes.



    If your chocolate starts to get tacky while you are dipping the crackers place it back on the double boiler for a minute or two until the chocolate is smooth again.