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stack of ritz thin mint cookies
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Shortcut Grasshopper Cookies

Chocolate mint shortcut grasshopper cookies made with 4 ingredients! So quick and easy. Taste just like grasshopper or thin mints cookies and are made with Ritz crackers! 
Course Dessert
Cuisine American
Keyword girl scout, grasshopper, mint, thin mint
Prep Time 10 minutes
chill 15 minutes
Total Time 25 minutes
Servings 24 cookies
Calories 90kcal


  • 1 12 oz. package semi-sweet chocolate chips
  • 1 teaspoon oil canola or vegetable (or shortening)
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 24 Ritz crackers


  • Melt chocolate chips and oil in a microwave safe bowl or double boiler. If using a microwave, cook in 30 second intervals, stirring inbetween each interval, until chocolate is smooth and completely melted when stirred.
  • Stir in peppermint extract.
  • Dip crackers into chocolate and flip over. Use a fork to dip crackers and tap fork on the side of the bowl to allow excess chocolate to drip off.
  • Place dipped crackers onto a parchment or wax paper lined baking sheet.
  • Chill in refrigerator for 15 minutes, or until chocolate has hardened.



Cookies can be stored at room temperature, but are delicious frozen or chilled too!
May add an additional teaspoon of oil to warm, melted chocolate if it feels thick.


Calories: 90kcal