If you love a certain kind of Girl Scout cookie but want to eat it all year round, try this fabulous knockoff recipe.
Skinny Mint Cookies are super easy to make and taste like the Girl Scout's treat, but they're bigger!
The chocolate wafer cookies I use are Nabisco's Famous Chocolate Wafers. Those are the cookies used for Old Fashioned Chocolate Dessert too. For the picture, I found these fabulous mint flavored plain chocolate cookies called Anna's Chocolate Mint Thins. They're spectacular with this treatment.
Get your kids to help make this recipe. It's very easy, there are no food safety issues, and it's a lot of fun to make. You may want to buy more Andes candies if the kids are going to help, to have extra for eating.
- 2 cups semisweet chocolate chips
- 2 cups milk chocolate chips
- 20 unwrapped Andes candies (chocolate mints)
- 1/8 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 (9-ounce) package plain chocolate wafer cookies
In a medium microwave-safe bowl, combine the semisweet chocolate chips and milk chocolate chips. Microwave on high power for 1 minute; then remove and stir.
Return the bowl to the microwave and cook on 50% power for 1 minute longer; remove and stir again. Continue microwaving at 50% power and stirring until the chips are melted and the mixture is completely smooth.
Remove the bowl from the microwave and stir in the chocolate mint candies until smooth.
Add peppermint extract and stir until combined.
Dip the cookies, one at a time, into the chocolate mixture. I drop them into the chocolate, then remove them with a fork. Gently shake off the excess chocolate and place each on waxed paper to cool and set. Store in cool place in an airtight container at room temperature.