Craving > Girl Scout Thin Mint Mini Pies Plus Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

by heidi on March 16, 2012

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I was never a Girl Scout.

I guess I either didn’t make the cut, or I just had my fill with being a Brownie, the lower tier in the scouting world. Brownies were to Girl Scouts like Skipper was to Malibu Barbie. Just. Not. Quite. As. Cool.

Thus, I never had the “opportunity” to hit the street, begging door to door, asking kind hearted souls to take pity on a skinny-legged 7 year old sporting a skewed emblem-bellished sash trying to make her troops sales goals.

This was back in the day before kids were discouraged to talk to strangers and parents took the sign-up sheet to the office to guilt their co-workers into supporting their kid. *Full Disclosure: I did just this same thing just this week with the cookie tub fundraiser for my daughter’s school. Um, thank you co-workers.

But different from the wrapping paper drives and the soccer team camp fundraisers, Girl Scouts is celebrating its 100th year of teaching our young ladies skills and grace that actually do lead them into young adulthood armed with some semblance of a higher moral ground and conscience for others and the environment. Oh, and I think you’d all agree they ROCK the cookie world.

Foodie Crush Chocolate Pie

I’m sure part of the allure of the Girl Scout cookie is its rarity, only available to satiated our yearlong cookie obsession during the seasone when we’re all looking for a little break from our post-holiday diets and need some serious cookie hoovering time.

My favorite cookie? The Thin Mint. Straight from the freezer. Or just from the sleeve. Or in any form that presents itself. So what am I supposed to do with these 4 packages of Thin Mints begging to be consumed?

And that’s what inspired me and Smudge to create a quick and easy homage to the Girl Scouts in the form of her favorite dessert…say it with me…Pie!

Chocolate Thin Mint Mini Pie

Yield: 12 mini pies

Chocolate Thin Mint Mini Pie

Ingredients

2 packages Keebler® Ready Crust® Mini Graham Cracker Pie Crust
1 3.4 ounce package Chocolate Jell-O Instant Pudding and Pie Filling
1 cup whipping cream (not ultra-pasteurized which is harder to whip)
1/4 cup powdered sugar
1 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
18-20 Thin Mint cookies, about 1 1/2 sleeves or 1 1/4 cup, crumbled (these can crumble pretty finely. I keep them pretty chunky)

Instructions

  1. In a medium size bowl, prepare chocolate pudding per package directions. Chill in refrigerator while preparing whip cream.
  2. To prepare whip cream, place cold heavy cream, powdered sugar and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. With an electric hand mixer, stand mixer with whisk beater attachment or hand whisk (which I prefer), beat cream at slow speed, slowly increasing speed to avoid splashes as cream thickens.
  3. Continue beating until soft peaks form. Slow beat speed at tail end of mixing so you don’t beat too long for cream to turn into butter.
  4. Pull pudding from refrigerator and gently fold 1 cup—or half—of the whip cream in with the pudding. Spoon pudding into graham cracker pie crusts to 1/4” below the lip of the pie crust (pudding will plump once whip cream is added to top.) Top pudding with 1 tablespoon or more of crumbled thin mint cookies. Top mixture with dollops of whip cream. Refrigerate for up to 1/2 hour or overnight before serving.
  5. **optional pudding ingredient add-ins: raspberries, strawberries, bananas or nuts
http://www.foodiecrush.com/2012/03/craving-girl-scout-thin-mint-mini-plus-girl-scout-cookie-recipes/

If you’re looking for a full-size pie recipe, adapt the recipe with a 9” graham cracker crust and fill as needed. Or you can check out these full-size variations from Completely Delicious and My Baking Addiction

While checking out the www for other Girl Scout cookie recipe tributes, many recipes replicated the delicious taste and recipe of each of the cookies, and yes, they looked divine.

But for this post I want to showcase ideas on how to use your Girl Scout cookies to their maximum tastability. Once you’ve run out of milk for dipping. So now, here are a few tasty recipes from some very talented food bloggers.

Jackie from Domestic Fits brings a breakfast  respite to the crunch and munch of the popular Girl Scout cookie featuring a vanilla cookie laced with coconut and chocolate laced with caramel by creating Girl Scout Samoas Waffles Recipe With Coconut Caramel Sauce

Barbara brings together the cripsy but chewy elegance of macarons with the gooey coconut goodness of the 2nd most popular GSUSA cookie in Barbara Bakes Samoa Macarons

Brenna combines the minty goodness of Thin Mints with cakey love in Ingredient’s of a 20 Something’s Thin Mint Cupcakes via Langes Fadchen, Faules Madchen,

And speaking of goo, Jenny of Picky Palate’s Thin Mint Gooey Cake Bars  take magic cookie bars to the next level with a crispy crust topped with minty love.

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Averie @ Averie Cooks March 16, 2012 at 1:09 am

Wow….I love ALL kinds of Girl Scout cookies but you just showcased my faves. I’m hungry!

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Sneh | Cook Republic March 16, 2012 at 5:51 am

This is such a sweet and decadent dessert Heidi … Simple too. Thanks for sharing and have a lovely weekend!

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Megan @ Country Cleaver March 16, 2012 at 8:31 am

Ohhh how I love GS Cookie Time! I made a wicked batch of Thin Mint brownies with minted cream cheese. I had the best of intentions in taking them to work for my guys – but somehow they didn’t last that long… Darn. (not.)

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Annalise March 16, 2012 at 11:02 am

Thanks for the link! Your little thin mint pies look delicious! Sadly, my thin mints are all gone. Perhaps I’ll snatch up a few more boxes before they disappear till next year.

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Zee March 16, 2012 at 11:56 am

These thin mint pies look amazing and so does all the recipes of the link up.. Thanls for sharing such pretty pictures and wonderful recipes!:)

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Vanessa @ Life Undeveloped March 16, 2012 at 12:44 pm

Why are girl scout cookies so flippin’ good?!

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Barbara @ Barbara Bakes March 16, 2012 at 1:05 pm

Thin Mints are my hubs favorite, I’m sure this pie wouldn’t last long at our house. Thanks for the link love!

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Paula @ Dishing the Divine March 16, 2012 at 8:14 pm

I love these ideas! That thin mint pie looks to be my favorite. I’ll take three. You can drop them off at my house any time tonight that is convenient for you. Wouldn’t want to put you out….

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Becky @ Project Domestication March 17, 2012 at 9:44 am

So far, I’ve resisted purchasing this year but these recipes may lead me to break my streak. Your pie looks great!

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Jeanine March 18, 2012 at 2:31 pm

I was always so mad that my parents wouldn’t take my fundraising order forms to work like the other kids’ parents would :)

I wish I could dip a spoon right through this screen and eat this pie now!

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Jennifer | Mother Thyme March 18, 2012 at 8:45 pm

Oh goodness this looks fabulous! I haven’t had my hands on thin mints in so long but this pie has me craving for some!

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Kristen March 19, 2012 at 7:16 pm

You are KILLING me with these Girl Scout cookie recipes. Oh my. I have two cookie sellers and I will say the cookies never make it past the box to my mouth for recipes.

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Kulsum at JourneyKitchen March 20, 2012 at 1:52 am

such a sinfully delicious post!

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The Missing Lokness March 29, 2012 at 1:03 pm

Wow… This pie looks amazing. Now, I got new excuse to get some more thin mint before they are gone.

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