Do you remember your first copycat recipe? Discovering that feeling of wonder when you realized that you could make that favorite drink or dessert yourself, and then have it ANYTIME you wanted? And for cheaper than buying it?
Gosh, I don’t remember what my first copycat recipe was, but I still relish the feeling that comes whenever I find a recipe that makes my wildest and tastiest dreams come true. When I find myself saying, No way! These taste exactly like those! it’s a good recipe, and a good day. Not only do those recipes allow you the freedom to keep your money and eat your favorite foods too, they allow you to tinker with the recipe to tailor it to your tastes, make it even tastier to you, and for some, this is beneficial because then they can make it healthier, or free from an ingredient they’re allergic to. Needless to say, I love copycat recipes, and here’s one I came across recently – Easy Homemade Thin Mint Cookies.
Has Girl Scout Season come and gone already? It’s a fleeting season, a time where we sit by the door with a watchful eye, just waiting for them to knock. Then, of course, we have to play nonchalant when they turn their cherub faces up and ask to give us mouth-watering treats to donate to a good cause. Pffft. Those scouts think it’s hard to sell cookies, but we’re just playing hard to get. We all know if they turned around and headed back down our porch steps we’d leap after them, fall at their feet, and beg for the contents of their little red wagon. Wait, do they still do that? Anyway, by the time we rouse ourselves from our sugar-induced comas, we’re thinking, “Where are all the cookies?” Oh…right, those moved location, from the cupboard to the hips. But it’s wintertime, and we all need a cold night cuddle-time pick-me-up, and what’s everybody’s favorite? Thin Mints. I’m about to ruin your healthy eating habits – and show you how you can make your own batch with this Easy Homemade Thin Mint Cookies recipe. And it’s really easy, really cheap, and really scrumptious.
Easy Homemade Thin Mint Cookies Recipe:
Prep time: 20 min
Serving size: 15 cookies
Easy Homemade Thin Mint Cookies Ingredients:
- 8 oz Semi-Sweet Baking Chocolate, or 1 cup semi-sweet chocolate chips
- 15 Ritz crackers
- 1 Candy cane or 5 peppermint candies
- ¼ tsp Peppermint Extract
- Prepare a cookie sheet with wax paper.
- Crush up peppermint candy.
- Melt chocolate bars slowly in the microwave or on the stove.
- Add peppermint extract and stir in.
- Drop the crackers into the chocolate, scrape off the extra chocolate, and place on wax paper.
- Sprinkle with peppermint candy crumbs.
- Set in fridge for 20 minutes.
Don’t they look delicious?
Yep, I ate the whole batch myself…in about 10 minutes.
These are a perfect quick snack for an indulgent munch night. The recipe doubles and even triples easily if you use chocolate chips. Trying them out might put the Girl Scouts out of business, but at least you’ll have your favorite cookie year round!
Know any other Girl Scout cookie copycat recipes?
What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie?