Welcome to Fast Fix Friday! We made it through another work week! There is no better way to celebrate than to make a delicious fast fix recipe. This week’s fast fix is what I am calling a Skinny Minty. Oh my gosh are you going to love this.
So we all know that there is a certain organization for young women that sells boxed cookies as their national fundraiser. I think everyone has their favorite cookie that you buy from them every year. Mine happens to be their chocolate mint cookie. In fact, those little chocolate mint cookies are their best-selling cookie, and with good reason. They are delicious! The problem is that they only sell them once a year… I know!! They hook us on their cookies and then they take them away. It’s cruel really. However, I have foiled their diabolical plan. I have this week’s recipe to hold me over until the next time that they go on sale. Not only that, but these are nicer to my pocketbook than the others. Pair that with being easy and fast to make. I mean really. It’s a win, win.
The first thing that you need is a box of vanilla wafers. The next ingredient is a package of chocolate chips. I use semi-sweet chocolate chips, but you can use whatever you love. I like to use a splash of heavy cream in mine as well, but you don’t have to do that. Last, but not least, you need peppermint extract.
Step one in making the skinny mintys is to melt the chocolate chips. You can do this in the microwave, but I’m a little old school about this part. I always melt mine in a double boiler on the stove-top. As my chocolate starts to melt I add my splash of heavy cream into the melting chocolate. As I said before, you don’t have to do that at all. I just like it because I feel like I get a smooth consistency when I dip the cookies. Next, add the peppermint extract into the chocolate. It doesn’t take much. I would rather have you put some in (drops) and taste and then add more if needed. You can always add more but you cannot take it out once it’s been added. Just keep tasting it and adding peppermint until you feel that it makes your taste buds happy. This reminds me of something the Queen Bee’s mother told me. She said Dana make sure when you are cooking, to taste the food as you go. You might not be a skinny cook, but you will be a good cook. I’m not sure I agree with her totally, but I thought tasting as you go was good advice. Now, you are ready to dip the cookies into the chocolate. Coat them completely and then either put them on a parchment paper lined baking dish, or on a rack to let the chocolate set. That’s it! Once the chocolate cools you are ready to eat.
I you are a lover of chocolate mint I really think you are going to love these Skinny Minty cookies. I like to keep them in the freezer. They are just so cool and refreshing. Please let me know if you love this recipe as much as I do. Until next Fast Fix Friday, keep your days happy, and your chocolate minty…. and as always stay glamorous.