Since Christmas is quickly approaching, I've need to start think of my baking/candy making list. The goodies I made last year really hit the spot so I'm thinking I'm going to be making most of those types of cookies/candy if not all of them. I've decided to do a post a week of these goodies in preparation for the Christmas baking season.
The first Christmas "cookie," I'm posting is Mock Thin Mints. My MOPs group does a cookie exchange every December. A few years ago, one of the ladies brought these. I quickly fell in love with them.
Last year, I made them. My mother-in-law, a girl scout advisor, tasted them. She could not believe they were made from Ritz crackers. She told me that they tasted just like Thin Mints. Coming from her, that was a compliment.
Stars of the recipe
- Bag of chocolate chips
- 1 tsp. of mint extract
- 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
- crushed candy canes
- Put a bag of chocolate chips with a teaspoon of mint extract in a microwavable bowl.
- Melt the chocolate chips at 75% power for 1 minute. Stir. If not melted, put it in the microwave for 30 secs at a time, stirring each time, until the chips are melted.
- Dip Ritz crackers into the melted chocolate and then place them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper or foil.
- Put crushed candy canes on top.
- Let the chocolate harden and then put the cookies in a container.