Saturday, November 15, 2014

Mock Thin Mints (Reposted from my Cooking Blog) with Pictures



Christmas time is coming.  At my house that means baking and creating.  This is one of Know-it-All's favorite Christmas treats. So when I told him I was wanting to make some treats, he asked me to make some Mock Thin Mints.

I was part of a MOPs group from the time Know-it-All was two until his brother was five.  For a couple Christmases, we had a cookie exchange.  We would provide copies of the recipe.  This was one of those cookies.  It's been a family favorite ever since.

Here's what you need to make the Mock Thin Mints:





That's it - 3 ingredients maybe 4 if you put crushed candy canes on top of the Mock Thin Mints.

Step 1:  Place chocolate chips in a microwaveable bowl.

Step 2:  Pour 1 tsp of peppermint extract on top of the chocolate chips.

Step 3:  Melt the chocolate in the microwave - 50% heat for 1 minute, stir, and then continue at 50% heat for 30 seconds at a time, stirring each time until it's melted.  (Don't put it in the microwave for too long.)

Step 4:  While the chocolate is melting, line a cookie sheet with aluminum foil.

Step 5:  After the chocolate is melted, dip each round cracker in the chocolate making sure to get the whole cracker covered with chocolate.  Place on the foil. 

Step 6:  After you've dipped all of the crackers into the chocolate, sprinkle crushed candy canes on each Mock Thin Mint.  (optional step)

Step 7:  Let set and then enjoy alone or with coffee or a big glass of milk.


Recipe:

Stars of the recipe:
  • 16 oz. bag of chocolate chips
  • 1 tsp. peppermint extract
  • Ritz crackers or another round cracker
  • crushed candy canes
Steps:

  1. Put the bag of chocolate chips with a teaspoon of peppermint extract in a microwaveable bowl.
  2. Melt the chocolate chips at 50% power for 1 minute.  Stir.  If not melted, put it in the microwave for 30 secs at time, stirring each time, until the chocolate chips are melted.
  3. Dip the crackers into the melted chocolate and then place them on a cookie sheet covered with foil.  (You could also line the cookie sheet with wax paper or parchment paper.)
  4. Put crushed candy canes on top.
  5. Let the chocolate harden and then put the cookies in a container.
  6. Makes around 20 Mock Thin Mints.



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