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Monday, February 23, 2009

Girl Scout Cookie Fix

I know that we are all patiently (HA!) awaiting the arrival of our ever-treasured, always enjoyed Girl Scout cookies. How long do we have until they get here? One week? Two? It seems like an eternity.

Anyway, I've included a pretty good "pretend" Thin Mint recipe that I found online a couple of years ago. No, it doesn't taste exactly like Thin Mints, but it can really satisfy those cravings:


Thin Mint Crackers
SUBMITTED BY: Kim
BY: The Messy Cook
"Just like the Girl Scout cookies!"

Original recipe yield 80 cookies

INGREDIENTS

1 pound bittersweet chocolate
80 buttery round crackers
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract

DIRECTIONS

Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate coatings over hot tap water for 15 - 20 minutes. Stir . Do not cook or get water into the chocolate.
After it is melted, stir in a couple drops of peppermint flavor into the chocolate.
Dip crackers into the melted chocolate and then place onto a cold cookie sheet and put into the refrigerator to set. (A freezing tray to rest the dipped cookies will keep the bottoms neat looking.)
In a few minutes take them out and package in candy cups. The cookies are best kept at room temperature or a cool dry place away from any odors.


This recipe is really easy to make with few ingredients. And, in the long run, it's actually cheaper than buying the real thing. One side note --- buy a NEW pair of tweezers to use just for dipping into the chocolate. It makes the task so much easier.

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