Rediscover Girl Scout cookies with new recipes

Rediscover Girl Scout cookies with new recipes

Thin Mints can be transformed from cookies to brownies for a new twist on the classic flavors. Tribune News Service

Whether your late nights in Gorgas are filled with raw veggies and granola or Panda Express, it is time to honor everyone’s favorite time of year: Girl Scout cookie season. If devouring Thin Mints by the sleeve isn’t your favorite way to celebrate this time of year (or even if it is), here are a few recipes to transform the cookies and still hold onto their classic flavors.

Thin Mint Brownies

Super chocolatey (and still minty-fresh)

Ingredients:

1/2 box of crushed Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies

1 box of brownie mix

2 eggs (3 eggs for cake-like brownies)

1/4 cup of water

1/2 cup of vegetable oil

Crush Thin Mints into medium-sized chunks, and then mix all the ingredients by hand. Spread batter evenly in greased 13 by 9-inch baking pan. Bake in center of oven at 350 degrees for 30 to 35 minutes.

Recipe from Little Brownie Bakers

Tagalongs Milkshake

Simple, delicious and peanut-buttery

Ingredients: 

1/2 box of Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies

6 cups of vanilla ice cream

1 cup of milk

1 can of whipped cream

Place all ingredients together in a blender and let KitchenAid do the work. Top with whipped cream and crumbled cookies if you’re feeling fancy.

Recipe from Little Brownie Bakers

Thin Mint Cookie Truffles

Everyone loves Oreo balls, but you can have those any day of the year. Try this recipe for a new twist. 

Ingredients:

1 package of Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies

1/2 package (4 oz.) of cream cheese, softened

1 (12 oz.) bag of green mint chips

First, crush the Thin Mints into crumbs. If you don’t have a food processor, put the cookies in a Ziploc and crush them with a hammer. Mix in the cream cheese, and then form the mixture into 1-inch balls. Put the truffles on a cookie sheet and refrigerate for about 30 minutes. The last step is the candy coating. If you can’t find green mint chips, vanilla candy coating or white chocolate chips work just as well. Now you just have to wait for the coating to set. 

Recipe from Six Sister Stuff

Do-si-dos Peanut Thai Chicken

If you’ve had your fill of sweets and still have a few boxes lying around, try this savory take on a Girl Scout classic.

Ingredients:

8 Do-Si-Dos Girl Scout cookies

2 pounds boneless, skinless chicken tenderloins

Teriyaki glaze

1 box of Pad Thai noodles

Thai peanut sauce

wooden skewers

First, grill the chicken on the skewers, brushing occasionally with teriyaki glaze. Prepare the Pad Thai noodles according to package instructions. Serve the chicken with four of the cookies crushed on top. Mix the rest of the crushed cookies in the peanut sauce to serve on the side or over the chicken and noodles. 

Recipe from Little Brownie Bakers

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