Wednesday, March 6, 2013

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies Brownies

You can't miss them. Every street corner, every park, every office is filled with girls in green uniforms and/or mothers and fathers hawking the taste of the season: Girl Scout Cookies.

Girl Scout Cookies are hard for me to pass up. I was a Brownie and a Girl Scout, and I used to pound the pavement selling and then delivering door to door. Those were different times, but not the cookies. I still love them. Anyway, by this time of year,  I have a cupboard filled with Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints.. well, not the cupboard for the Thin Mints. I put them in the freezer. I've been freezing my Thin Mints for more years than you can imagine. Not that they're being frozen for future times. I just think they taste best that way. It's no secret that my favorite cookies are Thin Mints. Last year on the 100th Anniversary of the Girl Scouts, I posted a recipe for Thin Mint Truffles. So easy and delicious.

So this year, I thought I'd post a recipe for Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies Brownies.  Plenty of other ways to use Girl Scout Cookies. Be sure and scroll down for more tips!

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies Brownies

Ingredients
3/4 cup sweet butter
3/4 cup dark chocolate, chopped
2/3 cup unsweetened DARK cocoa powder
1-1/2 cups sugar
1 cup flour
1/2 teaspoon baking powder
pinch of salt
1/2 teaspoon Madagascar vanilla extract
4 eggs
1/2 Box Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies, crushed into small chunks

Directions
1. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
2. Butter 9”x9” square baking pan.
3. In double boiler over low heat, melt butter and chocolate together and remove from heat.
4. In separate bowl, combine dry ingredients.
5. When chocolate/butter mixture has cooled a little, whisk in eggs and vanilla.
6. Note: it is important to cool chocolate/butter mixture or eggs will cook.
7. Add the rest of the dry ingredients and whisk to combine.
8. Pour batter into prepared baking pan.
10. Bake for 40-45 minutes or until a knife inserted into center comes out clean.

Other things to do with Girl Scout Cookies:
Crush them up and use them as ice cream toppings, in cakes and cookies, truffles and brownies.
Girl Scout Cookies are also great to use as pie crusts, in the same way you'd make a chocolate wafer cookie crust or graham cracker crust. Yum.

So which cookies did you buy? 

Here's a list of the 2013 Girl Scout Cookies:
Do-Si-Dos: Peanut butter sandwich cookies
Dulce de Leche: Caramel chip cookies.
Samoas: (aka Caramel DeLites) Vanilla cookie covered in caramel. and topped with coconut and chocolate (Frank's favorite, although he often calls them samosas).
Tagalongs: Cookie coated in peanut and chocolate.
Thanks-A-Lot: Shortbread cookie with a chocolate bottom.
Thank U Berry Munch: Cranberries and white fudge chip cookie.
Thin Mints: This one needs no introduction!
Trefoils: Shortbread
Savannah Smiles: Lemon cookie in powdered sugar that commemorates 100th Girl Scout anniversary.
Lemonades: Tangy lemon cookies.
Limited Edition this year: Mango Crèmes with NutriFusion: Coconut and vanilla cookie with a mango crème filling. Enhanced with nutrients.

2 comments:

Elizabeth -SugarHero! said...

These sound amazing! Thin mints are already incredible, so I can only imagine how good they are when mixed into brownie batter. Now to track down some girl scouts...

beautifulgardener said...

Wow! These sound divine. I have several boxes in my freezer, too. I sold G.S. cookies for MANY years, and remember when they were $.35-$.50 per box!