Saturday, December 4, 2010

Random Recipes-Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

I’ve wanted to make this type of cookie for quite some time as I LOVE anything chocolate mint...but I’ve never known which recipe to try.  We made this recipe this afternoon...actually the kids are still working on themJ....and I LOVE them.  I love the taste & I love how easy they are & that the kids can nearly make them themselves!  All I did was melt the chocolate & scrape off the bottoms for them! 

They will definitely become part of our traditional Christmas time cookies.  I know it seems weird to combine crackers & chocolate...which is why I didn’t try these last year!...but they are AMAZING!

“Thin Mint” Chocolate Peppermint Cookies

1 lb. Milk chocolate “melting chips”
(the recipe I found used dark chocolate, but I prefer milk chocolate)
Note: I didn’t actually meaure my chocolate, I just melted it...added enough peppermint flavor & am going to keep doing crackers till it’s gone.
2 sleeves Ritz crackers
½ tsp. Peppermint extract
Note: You can taste the chocolate & add more peppermint if you like.

IMPORTANT: the extract must be an oil flavor, not a regular peppermint extract

·       *Lay wax paper out on a counter, table or cookie sheet
·       *Melt chocolate at 50% power in the microwave, stirring often
·       *Remove from the microwave when there are still a few lumps & stir to melt the rest
·       *Add peppermint extract & stir well
·       *Dip the crackers, one at a time in the chocolate, coating both sides, using a fork to lift them out

·       *Use another fork to scrape off the excess dripping off the bottom

·       *Set them on wax paper & allow to harden

·       *You can leave the cookies plain or you can put something on top immediately after dipping them (so the chocolate is still soft)...we put a small chunk of candy cane on top of each, but there’s lots you could doJ

I hope you enjoy them as much as we do!!


Beckie Muirhead said...

LOVE this post, Heidi!

Cheri said...

Looks like so much fun! Max "helped" me make gingerbread the other day. Well, really i just gave him a little blob of dough and he mutilated it while I made gingerbread. But, one day he'll actually help. :) So nice to see pics of the kidlets.