It's the time of year for those cute little girls with boxes of cookie goodness to find you and rip you off.
Don't get me wrong I don't have an issue paying for something I like, but last year my Husband and I bought a case of thin mints and I was pretty sad to see that the amount of cookies was much smaller from previous years. So being my frugal self I figured I would try to replicate them.
So I found a simple recipe that was easy and would be good. While I was right on both counts they didn't taste like thin mints, more like a york peppermint patty cookie. So it was a miss on what it was supposed to be, but a surprise hit in another way.
It might be weird to think of using a Ritz cracker, but I have a great recipe for mock toffee that uses saltines and you can't even taste it because all the other flavors take over the cracker flavor.
I am pretty obsessed with containers of any kind and labeling... How cute is my chocolate chip jar!!!
So it was just 4 ingredients. Ritz crackers, semisweet chocolate chips, shortening and peppermint extract. Easy Peasy!
York Peppermint Cookies ... formerly Thin Mints
18 Ritz Crackers
1 c. semi sweet chocolate chips
1 TBSP shortening (this is just to make the chocolate smooth)
3/4 tsp peppermint extract
Melt the chocolate and shortening, stir in extract (and don't spill the bottle 3 different times like I did, I very clumsy) Dip the crackers and place on wax paper.
They are yummy! ENJOY!!!