Thursday, March 22, 2012

Chocolate Mint Cookies

Okay the Girl Scouts in my neighborhood delivered our boxes of Thin Mints cookies over the weekend and of course they were seriously gone in a day! What is with those cookies I ask you!  Everybody loves the Samoas, but I am very addicted to the Thin Mints.

So on my Facebook page today one of my friends put up this picture with the yummy recipe to go with it. I'm trying it!  I'm craving minty chocolate cookies ever since I downed the last sleeve of my Girl Scout Cookies. It was so weird because a day later I found 4 little cookies in a leftover sleeve my husband had been eating and I seriously felt like the Easter Bunny had just laid a Cadbury Egg in my basket! It is embarrasing!

I've got to get over this Thin Mint addiction I've got!!!  Especially because, well, you know what my doctor told me.....nothing greasy, fried or yellow! So I'm sure those cookies have something yellow and buttery in them. I'm not going to think about that today.  Those darn girl scouts. Hmph!

Kelly's Thin Mint Cookies for the severely addicted .....

Cookie bottom: 
1 Devil's Food Cake Mix (I like the ones with pudding in the mix the best)
1/2 cup oil
2 eggs

Mix cake mix, oil, and eggs together (do not follow the directions on the back of the cake mix- disregard them completely). Drop spoonfuls of dough onto baking sheet. Bake at 350 degrees for 6-9 minutes (don't cook any longer than that! You don't want them to be overdone!). Let cookies cool completely.

Peppermint Frosting: 

1/2 c. butter, softened (Uh Oh, it's YELLOW! OLD DOC WON'T LIKE THAT!) 
2 Tablespoons milk
2 c. powdered sugar
1 1/2 tsp. peppermint extract
Green food coloring (optional- I added about 8 drops to get the colors of green that I had)
Mix together all the ingredients (add more or less powdered sugar until you get the consistency you like). Spread on top of each cooled cookie.

Chocolate Topping:
2 1/4 c. semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 c. butter    (Oh NO, not again!)  
Melt chocolate chips and butter together in a double boiler OR in a microwave (I usually microwave for 30-second intervals, then stir and repeat until the chips are fully melted). Spread melted chocolate on each cookie- I have found that it works best to use the back of a spoon to spread the chocolate around.
Now they even have THIN MINT ICE CREAM!! What 's a mint fiend to do? 

Okay this recipe is a keeper.  If you have the darm Girl Scout Cookie cravings like I do. Thanks Kelly, our wonderful PTA President, for giving me a fix on my Thin Mint addiction.  

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