Friday, February 24, 2012

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies- Knock Off Recipe

I did do a post on this
in my early days of blogging.
But~because I made these
again today as a
Special Treat
for MyHero,
I decided it was a recipe
worth repeating.

These are
and you only need

First of all you need
Andes Mints.
Now, just in case there are
any NON COOKS out there,
I will say that you need to
UNWRAP all those little suckers!
Then, put them in a microwave safe dish
and nuke them until they are melted.
My oven takes about 1 minute and 20 seconds.
Stir the melted chocolate so it
is smooth, baby, smooth.

Then unwrap a sleeve of
Yes, that is right-
Ritz Crackers.
Dip each one into the melted
chocolate using a fork and
shaking off all the excess

 put them on a
cookie cooling rack.
WHY?  Did you ask me WHY?
Well, because they come off looking like this!
Yeah- live and learn from a blond!

Sooo..Instead of doing that
BUTTER a piece of tinfoil.
When cooled you can pick the
cookies up and they look like this.
The one on the left is the top,
the one on the right is the back.
Now - if you want the real thing
you can always go here.

What's the
about these cookies?
Watching someone eat them.
He will get right on it...
right after he finishes the roll in his hand!

Now...let's see....I made him
cookies- He OWES me.
I'll take cash or a gift card-
His Choice!

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Karen said... post! And I LOVE thin mints, this is a great knock-off recipe!... thanks for sharing.

outjunking said...

One recipe I might can do!

Cotton Peony said...

I'd eat the mints before they had a chance to melt!!! My favorite holiday candy idea.

Thanks for sharing, now I'm craving!

with love,
Cotton Peony

Susie said...

That recipe sounds easy enough that Emma pooh may want to help make some. Diana, you trickster. xoxo, Susie

Gail said...

Oh man they are my favorite cookie! Thanks for sharing the recipe. I have pinned this recipe!!!! Hope you have a wonderful weekend, Gail

Pam said...

Yum. I love those cookies so much I can't buy them or I eat the whole entire box within 2 minutes. But if I make them then I would have to wait until they cool at least. Great recipe.

Anonymous said...

oh yum, these look soooo good,

Mark said...

If I see another Girl Scout cookie, I'm gonna scream!

Patty Patterson said...

I just buy them already made. Walmart's Great Value brand taste like the real thing, only they're cheap. They have a version of the Peanut Butter Patties, too!

Debbie said...

I think when I tried making these last time, I ate most of the mints!!!

Nellie said...

I predict some future shopping time for you, Diana!:) Thanks for this tasty idea!

artbywendy said...

Fun! I have also made these using a bag of milk chocolate chips and mint flavoring with the ritz... I love knock off recipies!

Red Rose Alley said...

Those look so delicious, Diana. Mint Girl Scout cookies are my favorite! I saw Sweet Cheeks little video and started to laugh. Kids say the funniest things. Oh, I was the designated driver at the wineries. My husband got to spend some time with his sister. I was too busy taking pictures. hehe
~Sheri at Red Rose Alley

Gina said...

Oh yes, thanks for sharing with us....I love Thin Mints!

Kaybe said...

Good Lord, is there any end to the use of Ritz Crackers. I agree anything sits on a Ritz especially chocolate.

Marti said...

Wow, an easy way to feed my addiction. Thanks.

SavannahGranny said...

Just want you to know that I am "Sweet Cheeks" first follower. I wanted to be able to say I knew her when!

This recipe looks great. I think it is a work a trip to the store for Andes.
Have a great weekend. Ginger

My Grama's Soul said...

what a yummy idea....I'm going to make these.



Nezzy said...

How great is this. I've spread peanut butter between Rita and dipped them in both chocolate and white chocolate but have never heard of the thin mint version.


God bless ya sweetie and have a fantastic weekend!!! :o)

camp and cottage living said...

Yum I love those minty cookies!
The samoas are my favorite. I saw a site were they have 80 different recipes.
Have a great weekend Diana!

Patti said...

I'm glad you shared this recipe again, because I wasn't a reader of your blog the last time you posted it. Therefore, this is my first exposure to this wonderfully easy recipe.

With GS cookies about $4 a box now, I don't buy them anymore. I will definitely be trying this yummy-sounding recipe.

Thanks so much for sharing.


Debby said...

I ordered 12 boxes of cookies.....and I can't eat any of them. But my grnddaughters are brownies.
We are surviving. Hubby doing okay. I got us home. Now just resting up and healing. I am ready to feel better.
I wouldn't have thought of the ritz crackers. Your Hubby has such a cute smile.

Donna said...

Oh, so that's what I've been doing wrong - leaving those dang wrappers on!! Even though the blond has turned gray ...

Not really! Gotcha though, didn't I?!!! Should I have given you a "Drinking Alert" first? Well, that would have taken the fun out of this funny ha ha!

We'll talk!
Great idea!
Blessings for a wonderful weekend!

Zoey said...

Those cookies look delicious! Who knew they would be so easy to make?

Kathleen said...

Love the Thin Mints from GS. We keep them in the freezer.
I will have to try your version. I have a bag of Andes mint chips so I won't have to open all those pieces of candy! :)

classic • casual • home said...

YUM. you know how to keep your man happy, too.

Suzanne@Meridian Road said...

I'm going to try these tonight! YUM!

momto8 said...

thank you for is easy and looks great. I am going to try this for a treat. I bet your hero likes them!!

Julie Harward said...

OK, I think I could eat a whole sleeve of these..YUM! Thanks for sharing a simple and delish cookie! ;D

Rebecca said...


What a fabulous thing to make. My hubby's in big trouble. His fav treats!

Suzann said...

Those look so yummy!!!! I hope you had a great vacation in Florida, could you send some of the cooler weather down here? 86 degrees here today, I miss the winter :(
Have a great weekend!!!
Suzann ~xoxo~

Blondie's Journal said...

You always have the best recipes, Diana. These look wonderful and they are a favorite of the hubs. I have to try them!

Have a wonderful weekend, my friend!


Miss Gracie's House said...

Those look delish!! I'm so pinning this:)...
Have a great weekend!

Jettie said...

but I'm cutting back on sugar.

Betsy@ coastal-colors said...

Yummy! I love Thin Mints! This looks soooo good! Thanks for sharing such an awesome recipe!

jessica said...

Ooooooh!! Thanks for sharing this recipe! I don't care for these cookies much, but my husband LOVES them! I'm gonna love making them for him!


I love this recipe, lol! So much to make with the grandgirls even! Thanks sweet lady for your lovely visit and kind comment. Love and have a great weekend.

Sweet Melanie said...

Well how neat is this! I love those little cookies...I'm gonna have to try that for sure! Thanks for stopping by....I sure will let you know about my surgery date(it's March 7 at 7:30am) I know God will take care of me, but it is always wonderful for prayers to come my way...I love prayers! Wouldn't be here without them! Thank you so much!

Cheryl~ZanyMayd said...

Yum, Yum, Yum.... My favorites, I think maybe a dish of these & a tall glass of milk may get me thru this gloomy day.... Then I won't be missing springtime so much~ Thanks for sharing...

Gypsy Heart said...

Quick & easy! The grands would love these. Thanks so much for sharing.


Grace InAZ said...

HOw funny...I love your wit! I bet those cookies are downright yummy! I think I need to try them when my kitchen remodel is finished!
Hugs, GraceinAZ

thistlewoodfarm said...

What an awesome idea! I have been reading your posts and you are so much fun!

thistle :)

Pandora said...

GREAT recipe! Thank you!