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Here’s How to Make the Ultimate 3-Layer Girl Scout Cookie

It’s Girl Scout Cookie season! I’d ask you which flavors you think are the best, but I already know your answer: Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. Out of those three, I’m fine with you having a favorite; however, my question to you is (say it with me now): “Why choose?” Make these Ultimate Girl Scout Cookies — three chocolaty layers of GS’s finest — and you will never have to make that choice again.

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The Ultimate Girl Scout Cookie

 

Ingredients

Bottom Layer:

  • 1.5 sleeves of Thin Mints
  • 4oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Middle Layer:

  • 1 box of Samoas
  • 2oz semi-sweet chocolate chips

Top Layer:

  • 1 box of Tagalongs
  • 1.5oz peanut butter chips

 

 Directions

  1. Line a 9×9 pan with non-stick foil (non-stick foil side up).
  2. Crush Thin Mints in food processor.
  3. Heat Thin Mint crumbs in microwave until the chocolate gets a little melty (30-second increments).
  4. Melt semi-sweet chocolate chips in microwave.
  5. Combine melted chocolate and crushed cookie and spread evenly onto bottom of foil-lined pan.
  6. Let cool to room temp. (You can speed things up a bit by sticking it in the fridge for 15 minutes, but you don’t want it to get too cold or else the layers may not stick together.)
  7. Repeat Steps 2 through 6 with Samoas and corresponding chocolate chips.
  8. Repeat Steps 2 through 6 with Tagalongs and corresponding peanut butter chips.
  9. Remove from pan and cut into bite-sized pieces. (I got around 48).

Whaaaaaat??? Talk about a trifecta of amazing. Here’s how it will play out in your head when you bite into one of these meta-cookies: “Hey, that’s minty! Oooo, peanut butter! And . . . is that coconut?!? THIS IS AWESOME!” Aren’t you glad you didn’t give up sweets for Lent?

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Restaurants

Girl Scouts of America Teams Up with Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar to Bring You Thin Mint Shakes

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Most of us know that Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies can only be properly enjoyed if frozen, the cool chocolate complimenting the minty flavors. Thus, the Thin Mint Shake, a Girl Scouts of America x Lazy Dog Restaurant & Bar collab, was inevitable.

Starting March 1st and continuing for the rest of the month, all Lazy Dog locations will offer the Thin Mint Shake for $4.95 each, with $1 going towards local Girl Scout Councils. The shakes feature a mix of vanilla ice cream and Thin Mints, topped with whipped cream and a garnish of fresh mint.

Just the thing to go with those Thin Mint Cupcakes.

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Hit-Or-Miss

Girl Scout Cookies Upgrade to ‘The Thin Mints Cupcake’

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Crumbs Bake Shop is collaborating with the Girl Scouts of the USA for National Girl Scout Cookie Day, February 8, by unveiling limited edition Girl Scout Thin Mints Cupcakes. The announcement temporarily halted things at the Foodbeast offices, as we’re major fans of freezing thin mints and dipping them in chocolate chip mint ice cream. The Thin Mints Cupcake features a chocolate devil’s food cake base stuffed with fudge and decked out with minty cream cheese frosting, topped with a Thin Mint Cookie for kicks.

Er, YUM. The cupcake sale goes from today til February 22 and will be sold at all 64 Crumbs Bake Shop locations nationwide. To find out where the closest shop is, check crumbs.com

Here’s to hoping the cupcakes taste just as good frozen.

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Sweets

Visualizing Girl Scout Cookie Sales…With Cookies

The topic of Girl Scout Cookies is a universal discussion point. Or so many would like to think (me included). With the sales of Girl Scout Cookies ramping up between the months of October through March, there will undoubtedly be an increased level of attention levied towards these uniquely distributed desserts. To get the ball rolling, the folks at Wired along with photographer Celine Grouard, have put together a visualization of the most popular Girl Scout cookies according to their most recent sales figures.

Oh yeah, those figures are represented in the above pictured pie chart by the very cookies they represent. Not a bad way to look at sales figures, don’t you think?

 

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Sweets

Girl Scout Cookie Truffles

Girl Scout cookie season has landed and apparently, the possibilities are a bit more endless than we initially thought. Usually, the extent of our Girl Scout Cookie snacking begins and ends with the breaking open of a Thin Mints box. According to our baking friend Becky, our cookie-snacking doesn’t have to flatline once we break the seal on the plastic packaging.

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Recipes

Homemade Girl Scout Thin Mints

Hate how Girl Scout Cookies are only sold once a year? Me too. Well, we do not have to suffer any longer. This Thin Mint recipe has the answer to our prayers. It looks amazing! Thin Mints are now year round. God, that sounds so nice.

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Sweets

Girl Scout Cookie Season

Girl Scout cookies have been around since the 1930’s and no matter how bad the economy gets, they still just fly off those little tables out front of your local grocery store. Let me introduce you to the cookies, incase you don’t know. Thin mints, Samoas (Caramel), Tagalongs (Peanut Butter Patties), Do-Si-Dos (Peanut Butter Sandwich), Trefoils (Shortbread), Daisy Go Rounds, Thanks-A-Lot (Shortbread with fudge), Lemon Chalet Cremes, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, Dulce de Leche, and Lemonades. If you haven’t ever had 1 (which I doubt) get out there, support, and enjoy!