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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: http://nadjarobbins.blogspot.com/