Mint Thins

Mint Thins are a perfect treat to enjoy on a cold winter night and fun to serve at all those holiday parties.  These Mint Thins are impressive and simple to make without making a million dishes and breaking the bank or taking hours to accomplish something that will be eaten in a matter of hours or even minutes.  The only down fall? not being able to stop eating the cookies!

Mint Thins by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

Who loves girl scout cookies?  Well I love girl scout cookies especially Mint Thins, I can easily eat a whole box in one sitting and not necessarily a long sitting either.  Have you started to notice how pricy they are getting for such a small box?  These cookies are amazing and now there’s a recipe that is almost exact replica of Mint Thins and are amazing, especially exciting to have the nice mint flavor cookies for Christmas.

Mint Thins by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

Mint Thins are a mixture of cool mint and delicious chocolate that literally melts in your mouth.  With this recipe it not only is easy and requires simple ingredients  but makes a perfect neighbor or friend gift without hours of baking or shopping to find inexpensive gifts.

Mint Thins by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

Ingredients

  • ¼ cup whipping cream
  • ¾ cup chocolate chips
  • 1 package chocolate almond bark, divided
  • ¾ teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 2 9-oz. packages of chocolate wafer cookies

Directions

  1. In a small saucepan bring whipping cream to a simmer over medium heat. Place ¾ cup chocolate chips in pan, stirring constantly until smooth.  Remove from heat and stir in extract, let cool for a minute.
  2. Spoon a small amount onto one side of a cookie, place another cookie on top. Let harden in the fridge for about 30 minutes.
  3. In a microwave melt the package of almond bark in 30 second intervals until smooth.
  4. Line a cookie sheet with waxed paper.
  5. Dip cookies in melted almond bark and place on the cookie sheet.
  6. Let harden and enjoy.

This Mint Thin recipe is also really good for interchanging flavors.  Instead of peppermint extract you can change it out to orange, raspberry, or even pomegranate.  Different flavors makes different cookies and different exciting treats, these extracts are sometimes found just at a normal grocery store but pomegranate and anything real fancy will be found at a specific baking store.

Mint Thins by Nikki Christiansen for Busy Mom's Helper

 

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