So I have been tagged by my friend Eric Desmarais in the Virtual Christmas Cookie Exchange. So I bring you the following recipe:
Thin Mint Crackers
1 pound bittersweet chocolate
80 buttery round crackers
1/2 teaspoon peppermint extract
1. Using a double boiler method, melt the chocolate coatings over hot tap water for 15 – 20 minutes. Stir . Do not cook or get water into the chocolate.
2. After it is melted, stir in a couple drops of peppermint flavor into the chocolate.
3. Dip crackers into the melted chocolate and then place onto a cold cookie sheet and put into the refrigerator to set. (A freezing tray to rest the dipped cookies will keep the bottoms neat looking.)
4. In a few minutes take them out and package in candy cups. The cookies are best kept at room temperature or a cool dry place away from any odors.
As you can probably tell, I’m not a huge fan of cooking or baking or overly complicated things. So go forth and have simple, no-bake cookie cracker things!
Sadly I don’t know that many creative people with blogs, so I shall tag only my brother, Peter Cantelon, who probably won’t do it (boo).