Whenever this time of year comes around, I greedily snatch up as
many boxes of cookies as I can knowing that it will be another year
before I get anymore. Occasionally, I end up short-changing myself
on a certain variety and find myself longing for that particular
box come September. You may also just have forgotten to order one
of your 'favorites' and in that case - I'm here to help!
Pinterest is the perfect way to snag recipes that are "copycats"
of the originals. My all-time favorite and one of the most popular,
Thin Mints, are simple to make and taste delicious. I happened to
make these for a Christmas Cookie Exchange and found their texture
and taste were spot-on.
When you first search, you'll come across this pin in
which your cookie comes out looking identical, but you end up
adding a few ingredients, some more steps and frankly, the simpler
Instead, I opted to take this copycat
pin using Ritz crackers (WHAT?!) and this four-ingredient
copycat is a GO! Using Ritz crackers, semi-sweet chocolate chips (I
used dark chocolate to mix it up), vegetable shortening (I used
butter), and peppermint extract (plain mint extract is also fine),
you can create your very own Thin Mints at home. The insides may
not look the same, but they taste just as delicious.
Did I also mention that you can mix-up boatloads if you need a
quick treat for a family party or gathering? When you make your
grocery run this week, stop and get the ingredients to make these.
I dare you.
Have a craving for something other than those chocolate minty
treats? Why not try Samoas -
caramel, coconut, and chocolate, oh my! or the yummy chocolate
covered peanut butter Tagalongs.
Maybe you like things simpler like these Thanks-a-Lot
shortbread chocolate dipped creations.
The long and short of it is that Pinterest has a plethora of
copycat recipes just waiting for you to try. Pin the recipe and buy
the ingredients this weekend - you won't regret it! Feel free to
pin your creations and tag us.
See more of Samantha's stories here.
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