You can`t tell through your screen, but I am thoroughly excited about sharing this recipe with you. It has been in the works for months. I don`t really want to bore your with the whole backstory…but I`ll be quick (haha!), so you can get to eating these addicting cookies that are like Girls Scout`s thin mints, but not really. 😛
Not sure if you know, but I`m obsessed with thin mints. (And samoas, but they are not the star of the show today.) These wonderfully, addicting cookies only comes once a year. I swear, every year, I eat a whole box of thin mints and samoas myself. No lie. I always buy more than 1 box of each to share, but I pretty much down those cookies like nobody`s business. (I`m desperately hoping, I am not the only one here either!)
Anyhoo, I buy a lot so I can stash them in my freezer for the rest of the year (evidenced by Instagram). Plus, let`s be honest here. Thin mints are seriously the best from the freezer. Once I started eating them cold, from the freezer, I have not gone back. The mint is more apparent when it`s cold…for some reason?
I wanted to make my own for that sad moment where I`ve eaten all the thin mints, but I`m craving more. Sure, you can buy the Keebler`s take on them…but I`ve compared the two side by side. They`re slightly different. One cookie is thicker? Something, like that.
I knew if I made my own, it wouldn`t be exactly the same, but I wouldn`t mind since I made them! I saw recipes using Ritz crackers. But, thin mints are chocolate cookies…so one day, while I was snacking on some Oreos…I had a brilliant idea. Why not use only the chocolate cookie parts of Oreos to make thin mints? WHAT? I was mind-blown. It was going to be revolutionary. I told my sisters and they were like, “Do it! Do it!!” I was pumped!
However, I actually dislike working with melted chocolate. It gets so messy and I`m a neat freak…so I never jump at the idea of dipping things in chocolate. So, I just let the idea sit in my brain. Then, one day, I saw that the wonderfully, talented Izy, from Top With Cinnamon, had the same idea.
Devastated, I scrapped the idea and tried to figure something else. Then, I realized, I sometimes dip my thin mints in peanut butter. Because, why not, right? I already dip Oreos in peanut butter. Once, I cheered up a friend by giving him frozen thin mints and peanut butter and called it “happiness”. It totally worked, too! 😀
Long story, short: these cookies were born. They`re chocolate peanut butter cookies coated in mint chocolate! They`re basically the peanut butter version of thin mints. So, enjoy some “happiness” with a fellow thin mint + PB fan! 🙂