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Girl Scout Cookie Recipe Challenge

eatsdc Feb 26, 2005 08:31 PM

Hi there-

So my Girl Scout cookies have arrived at the same time my patner and I are catering desserts for a casual benefit concert . I'm whipping up a pistachio/pineaplle pudding cake and a few other goodies, but was trying to think of a creative way to work in some Thin Mints or other cookies.

Past hits have included crushing them and sprinkling them over vanilla ice cream. Any other bright ideas?

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    Emme RE: eatsdc Feb 26, 2005 11:18 PM

    A trifle with crushed cookies or layered cookies is always good.

    You could also bake a bundt shaped cake, cut it in half horizontally, dig a two inch tunnel around, and fill the trench with frosting mixed with crushed cookies. Then frost the entire cake and sprinkle with crushed cookies.

    You can use the shortbread or any other cookies to make a crumble topping for a crisp. The peanut butter would go well with apple.

    You can also crumble the cookies and use them to make a pie crust.

    Thin mints crushed are a great addition to a sugar cookie recipe.

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      eatsdc RE: Emme Feb 27, 2005 10:12 AM

      Wow-- thanks Emme.

      Definitely some good ideas there!

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      kc girl RE: eatsdc Feb 27, 2005 12:12 PM

      You can use them whole as the bottom crust in cupcake papers for a cheesecake on top or a piped dollop of mousse on top; choice for a flavor of each are many and varied but include pistachio mousse or cheesecake, lemon mousse or cheesecake, chocolate praline mousse or cheesecake, orange mousse or cheesecake, marscapone mousse or cheesecake, chocolate mousse or cheesecake, blackberry and lime mousse or cheesecake, . . .

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        emdb RE: kc girl Feb 27, 2005 03:15 PM

        Ooooohhhh. Samoas/Caramel Deelites, crushed into a crust, with a coconut cream cheesecake on top. Oooooh. Where'd I put my coconut milk?

      2. Dommy RE: eatsdc Mar 6, 2007 11:43 AM

        Bringing this post back to life because it's girl scout cookie season again!! :) Any and all Baking with girl scout Cookies recipes and ideas wanted!!


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          Katie Nell RE: Dommy Mar 6, 2007 12:31 PM

          Don't forget about this post too: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/32789...

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          bite bite RE: eatsdc Mar 16, 2007 09:27 PM

          Recipes from a Girl Scout Cookie cooking competition:

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            HillJ RE: eatsdc Mar 6, 2010 05:38 AM

            NPR ran an interesting story on baking with girl scout cookies. NPR link included here.

            1. Chocolatechipkt RE: eatsdc Mar 8, 2010 09:28 AM

              An old thread revived, but it reminds me that I made a very yummy thin mint ice cream last summer. I used David Lebovitz's custard-style chocolate ice cream and mixed in crushed thin mints.


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                cheesecake17 RE: Chocolatechipkt Mar 8, 2010 10:13 AM

                I had fantastic sugar cookies with chopped Samoas mixed in.

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                somervilleoldtimer RE: eatsdc Mar 16, 2010 07:36 PM

                I would probably use Thin Mints as the basis for the old-fashioned "cake" constructed of sweetened whipped cream and thin chocolate wafers.

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                  HillJ RE: somervilleoldtimer Mar 19, 2010 05:10 AM

                  Actually, the thin mints don't soften like the chocolate wafers do!

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                    somervilleoldtimer RE: HillJ Mar 20, 2010 03:06 PM

                    Ah, I'm sure you're right. *sigh*

                2. Seeker19104 RE: eatsdc Mar 21, 2010 08:42 PM

                  A number of years back there was a restaurant challenge in Philadelphia for chefs to use Girl Scout cookies in dessert recipes.

                  The winner was an excellent tiramisu using shortbread cookies.

                  Yes, after the judges sampled the winners, the public got to partake of the remains!

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                    gala RE: eatsdc Mar 20, 2011 04:52 PM

                    Just got a box of thin mints. And the quality was so inferior to the thin mint of yesteryear, the only thing I can think of doing with them is giving them away to someone with less tastebuds. How do you take the best cookie on the planet and turn it into some tasteless dollar store clone? Really disappointed. Waited all week to open the box this weekend. I think I'm going to try either making my own or look for brands that are similar.
                    Here's a suggestion to the girl scouts. Let some store like Target or Walmart carry them and take over quality control .Because too obviously no one is doing it now.

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