We had mother’s night out last night and each of us brought a little something to eat for all of us to share while us mom’s gathered for fellowship and to games. I wanted to make something different with very little preparation. 
I am giving it a different name: 4 Ingredient DIY Thin Mint Cookies
2 cups semi-chocolate chips
2 tablespoons of vegetable Shortening
Crackers (I used whole wheat salted crackers)
3/4 teaspoon of pure peppermint extract
I doubled my batch which made a total of 48 mint cookies. If the batch is not doubled it will make approximately 1 1/2 dozen cookies.
Take the semi-chocolate chips and vegetable shortening and melt them in a microwave safe bowl for 1 minute. Then stir, if not fully melted then microwave for another 15 seconds.
Once the chocolate is fully melted add your peppermint extract and mix. Make sure you taste your mixture, if you prefer to have more pepperminty taste then add a bit more extract. Then dip the crackers in the chocolate. I used a fork which to dip the cracker in and then gently gave the fork a shake getting the access chocolate off the cracker. Then I added to my silicone baking sheet but if you do not have that then you can use parchment paper.
If the chocolate mixture starts to firm while dipping then place back in the microwave for another 15 seconds. Once the all the crackers are dipped in chocolate then refrigerate the crackers so the chocolate firms up.
I love the Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies and even though crackers are the base of this recipe they taste just like or even better than the Girl Scout Thin Mint’s which are so ridiculously priced and not affordable for my family.


  1. Oh yum, and so easy!
    thanks for sharing this!

  2. Those look delicious! Chocolate and mint is my favorite combo!

  3. Oh I have to make these!!! Thin Mints are my husbands favorite cookie! he would love to have some delicious homemade ones!

  4. Yum! I love thin mints. Thanks!

  5. OK, these look delicious and so simple to make! These would be great to make at Christmas. I’ve pinned it to my “cookies” board. Thanks!

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