Can you believe that there’s a way to make thin mint cookies in the comfort of your own home? Well, I mean I’m sure that it was possible, but I had no idea that you could make them with only 2 ingredients! That’s right, only two ingredients!
Want to know something even better? You don’t have to bake these cookies at all! This recipe is perfect for a busy mom.
All credit for this recipe goes to my mother-in-law’s best friend, Ruth. Apparently she has been making these cookies every year around Christmas time, and this was my first year participating in the tradition.
Anyways, back to the cookies. They are serious so delicious. I really can’t taste the difference between this copy cat recipe and the actual thin mint cookies.
And, don’t take this post the wrong way, I’m definitely not saying that you shouldn’t support your local girl scouts. You absolutely should support them! I’m just saying that this is a quick alternative when girl scout cookies are not in “season”. I think these cookies are an awesome treat during the holiday season. They will definitely be a hit at your next cookie exchange!
Before we get started, let me just list a few things that you will need:
- Candy melter (or your preferred way of melting the candy)
- Parchment paper
- Cookie trays
- Small ziplock bags (optional for decorating)
- A box of Ritz crackers
- Dark chocolate mint candy wafers (I found some at A.C. Moore)
- White vanilla candy wafers (optional for decorating)
- Sprinkles (optional for decorating)
- Melt the dark chocolate mint melts in a candy melter or by using your preferred melting method
- Place a piece of parchment paper on top of a cookie sheet
- When the chocolate is fully melted, dip a Ritz cracker into the pot and toss the cracker around until it is fully coated in chocolate.
- Using a fork, lift the cracker out of the pot and tap it along the side of the pot to shake off the excess chocolate, then place the cookie onto the parchment paper.
- Repeat until the entire tray is full and place the tray in the refridgerator until chocolate is fully hardened (about 10 minutes or so)
- Melt the white wafers and spoon some into a small plastic baggie
- Cut a tiny piece of the corner of the bag to make a small hole (similar to a pastry bag)
- Squeeze white wafers onto the cookies in a zig zag motion
- Immediately after putting the white design on the cookie, shake some sprinkles on top of the cookie before the white candy hardens
- Once you're finished decorating the cookies place them back in the fridge for another 10 minutes or so