Thin Mint Cookies

Today, I’ve teamed up with a bunch of bloggy friends to bring you a virtual Cookie Exchange!  I don’t know about you, but I use to dread the thought of the cookie exchange each year.  Seriously, a dozen cookies per person?  If you make cut out cookies and ice them, that could take a LONG time.  Thankfully, my dad had a recipe for these DIY Thin Mint Cookies that is super quick and always a big hit!

thin mint cookies

This Thin Mint Cookie recipe is GREAT for kids!  Lots of stirring and dipping (and tasting)!  And since it hardly takes any time, they won’t get bored.


Ritz Crackers

Almond Bark (Milk Chocolate)

Peppermint Extract

The chocolate to peppermint extract ratio is eight ounces to 1 tsp.  {Each block of chocolate is two ounces – 4 blocks = 8 oz.}

Place your chocolate in a microwave safe bowl.  Cook on high for 90 seconds.  Stir.  Continue to melting in 15 second increments until the chocolate is the right consistency.  I have found that 90 seconds is plenty.

Once the chocolate is melted, add the peppermint extract and stir until well blended.

Lay out some wax paper and begin dipping your crackers into the chocolate peppermint mixture.  {I use the cute snowflake Ritz Crackers so they look festive!}

Let the excess chocolate drip off and then place on the wax paper for the chocolate to harden.

thin mint cookies

Let dry for about 15 – 20 minutes.

Each 8 ounces of melted chocolate covers about 3/4 of a sleeve of crackers (about two and a half dozen).  I can usually whip through the whole box in under an hour.

Tip:  Don’t use the broken crackers.  They get the chocolate all lumpy and then they won’t look as pretty.

thin mint cookies

Now you have some tasty Thin Mint Cookies to make for your cookie exchange!  {And you don’t have to wait around on the Girl Scouts to bring you cookies!}

Now, I hope you’ll check out some other fabulous cookie recipes to try this holiday season from some very talented bloggers!

Andes Mint Cookies from Artsy Fartsy Mama

Snowman Oreo Truffles from Repeat Crafter Me

Cereal Wreaths from Bear Rabbit Bear

Mocha Cookies from One Artsy Mama

Christmas Mice from Happy Hour Projects

Mars Bars Squares from Becoming Martha

Thin Mint Cookies from Create.Craft.Love

Soft Gingersnaps w/Pumpkin Dipping Sauce from Ladybird Ln

Marshmallow Chocolate Squares from Jessie Street Designs

Peppermint Bark from Wait ‘Til Your Father Gets Home

Spiced Chocolate Bark from Chase the Star

Are you drooling yet?  I am!

About Jill @ Create.Craft.Love.

Jill Fritz is a full time outside the home working mommy turned craft blogger. She offers craft/DIY tutorials for Pinterest addicts, craft junkies, DIY fanatics and busy mamas. Jill started Create.Craft.Love. as place to showcase her craftiness and to encourage others to do the same. Create.Craft.Love is a place where passion and creativity collide!


  1. I love the idea of using ritz crackers! I love that salty/sweet combo…then add the mint and i’m pretty sure that’s perfection!

  2. Wow, I would have never dreamed they were RITZ crackers, I am going to have to try this out, I think I have all of the ingredients, SCORE!

  3. These look so yummy and easy to make. I’ll be putting these on my list! Thanks!


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