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Candy Sep 21, 2006 09:14 PM

I have been asked to participate in a Girl Scouts fundraiser in January. The catch is that I have to make something and in quantity using a case of Girl Scout Cookies for a tasting. I am kind of thinking of something like a Grasshopper Mousse Pie using crushed thin mints as a crust. There are the shortbread cookies and the cocoanutty Samoas too. It does not have to be a dessert, it can be anything I want to make. The request just came a half hour ago and it is still new. If I am going to do it I have to commit soon. Any suggestions? I generally cook from scratch and I am kind of stumped. Any old family favorites out there that incorporated cookies. I know there are ice cream and other sandwich cookies but I think they are looking for something more. Oh another requirement is that it contains chocolate.

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  1. DanaB RE: Candy Sep 21, 2006 09:28 PM

    You could make some variation of an ice box cake or triffle, using crumbled cookies, whipped cream or custard filling and fruit, etc.

    Here are a couple of example of these types of recipes, although the variations are pretty much infinite.

    http://www.epicurious.com/recipes/rec...

    http://www.cooks.com/rec/view/0,196,1...

    http://cake.allrecipes.com/az/Raspber...

    Edited to add: here's a link to the recipe for the original icebox cake, that used Nabisco chocolate wafers as the base:

    http://www.leitesculinaria.com/food_h...

    1. Katie Nell RE: Candy Sep 21, 2006 09:30 PM

      I think some kind of a caramel, chocolate, nut bar with the shortbread cookies for a crust would be pretty good... kind of like a Carmelita. http://www.cooksrecipes.com/bar/caram...

      1. Candy RE: Candy Sep 21, 2006 10:32 PM

        Thanks,I have been looking for ideas at Epicurious. I put in graham crackers to search under and I'm findng some stuff. I figured I could crush the shortbread cookies and substitute then for the crushed grahams. It is going to be an intersting project.

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          MuppetGrrl RE: Candy Sep 21, 2006 11:41 PM

          I'm thinking you could do a ton of things with the Trefoils! Shortbread!

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            Candy RE: MuppetGrrl Sep 21, 2006 11:51 PM

            That was what I was thinking. I was just stumped when first approached. I guess I needed to get my brain in the right place. Now instead of being reluctant I am more intrigued. I still welcome any suggestions.

          2. Carb Lover RE: Candy Sep 22, 2006 12:51 AM

            I hadn't eaten GS cookies in a long time, and then bought some new ones being sold in front of Fry's in Burbank a few years ago. They were a light, crisp lemon cookie shaped similar to a Nilla Wafer. I would make a lemon "tiramisu" and dip the cookies in lemonade instead of espresso or liqueur. You could put chocolate shavings on top. Let us know what you do!

            1. yayadave RE: Candy Sep 22, 2006 05:18 AM

              How about trefoils crumbled up on top of your famous tuna noodle casserole?

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                gus RE: Candy Sep 22, 2006 05:52 AM

                My mom makes fruit crisps sometimes where she substitutes shortbread crumbs for the flour (and oats). Perfect for boxes and boxes of Trefoils!

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