Saturday, December 14, 2013

Cookies for Santa Blog Hop

Yummy!!! Welcome to the Cookies for Santa Blog Hop!

Hello and thanks for hopping today.  You should have arrived from Sandy's blog  If you did not there is a complete list at the bottom of this post.  You can also go to the beginning  Thanks to Lisa for hosting another great hop!  Now for my (mom's recipe):

These are my thin mint cookies.  My mother gave me the recipe.  She enjoys trying to duplicate famous recipes.  These are even better than Girl Scout cookies although maybe not as pretty.  I use the block of candy melt from Walmart but the Wilton melting chips at Michael's or Joann's are also fine.  I add more mint than the recipe calls for because it is so good!  My mother did most of the experimentation to get the right recipe.  The base of the cookies are Ritz crackers.  It is imperative to use candy chocolate because regular chocolate will not harden.  Basically, a one pound to one teaspoon peppermint extract, more or less to taste.  Melt the chocolate in the microwave according to the directions on the package. Stir.  Add the peppermint extract and then zap another 30 seconds and do a final stir.  Discard any broken or chipped crackers and dip the rest, one at a time in the chocolate and place on wax paper to harden.  I do this in small batches to not let the chocolate harden during the process.  I am ALWAYS asked to bring these goodies to parties and events at all times of the year, but my mom makes these as a Christmas cookie.  Next up is Nadja:
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  1. I have had these cookies and you are right YUM!!!! Thanks for the hop! Have a Merry Christmas! email utb 01 @ att dot net

  2. Mint cookies using cheese crackers? Who'd have thunk! I def. have to give this a go. Thanks so much for sharing such a unique recipe! I loooooove those GG mint cookies so can't wait to try this! TFS! :-)

    1. Ritz do not have cheese in them Ladybug. Ritz are just plain round buttery crackers.

  3. Mmmmmm those look and sound sooo yummy..... will have to try these Merry Christmas to you and yours :) lindaplusthree at yahoo dot com

  4. Your cookies look yummy.
    isoscia at aol dot com

  5. TFS this awesome idea!!! Yummy!!
    Have a wonderful day,
    ♥ Crafting With Creative M ♥

  6. These cookies sound and look YUMMY! I will have to try them! I love the Girl Scout Thin Mints!