Posted in Cookies, Holiday/Christmas, Recipes

Mock Thin Mints

I’ve baked cookies or made candy for the past ten years for Christmas. It is a tradition that was started by my grandma and mom. I remember past Christmases when they made various types of cookies and candy. They would then package them up and give them to friends and family for Christmas presents.

Since Christmas is quickly approaching, I needed to start thinking of my baking/candy-making list. The goodies I made last year hit the spot, so I think I’m going to be making most of those types of cookies/candy if not all of them. I’ve decided to post a week of these goodies in preparation for the Christmas baking season.

I’m posting the first Christmas “cookie” Mock Thin Mints. My MOPs group does a cookie exchange every December. A few years ago, one of the ladies brought these. I quickly fell in love with them.

Last year, I made them. My mother-in-law, a girl scout advisor, tasted them. She could not believe they were made from Ritz crackers. She told me that they tasted just like Thin Mints. Coming from her, that was a compliment.

Stars of the recipe

  • Bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. of mint extract
  • 1 sleeve of Ritz crackers
  • crushed candy canes


  1. Put a bag of chocolate chips with a teaspoon of mint extract in a microwavable bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips at 75% power for 1 minute. Stir. If not melted, put it in the microwave for 30 secs at a time, stirring each time, until the chips are melted.
  3. Dip Ritz crackers into the melted chocolate and then place them on a cookie sheet covered with wax paper or foil.
  4. Put crushed candy canes on top.
  5. Let the chocolate harden, and then put the cookies in a container.

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