Tuesday, February 11, 2014

Sweets for Your Valentine Sweet… Using Girl Scout Cookies



So, Valentine’s Day is this Friday (2/14) and you are trying to come up with something cute, simple and unique for your Girl Scouts (or maybe yourself) to give to a Valentine. Well as Girl Scouts in the midst of Girl Scout Cookie Season, we are inclined to come up with some Valentine’s Day Gift Ideas that involve Girl Scout Cookies.

Here is our Idea: Some Sweets for Your Sweet… using Girl Scout Cookies!

Last Monday, when the GSNC Office was closed for a snow day, we were busy at home in the kitchen baking, trying some of those Girl Scout Cookie recipes that you can find on Little Brownie Bakers website or on Pinterest. We narrowed down the recipes to two that definitely were the office favorites.

Thin Mint Brownies:

Just like a Thin Mint, Little Brownie Bakers came up with a chocolaty, minty recipe that is really simple and easy for girls to make. Before you begin making your Thin Mint Brownies, take 1 sleeve of Thin Mints and put them in the freezer for a little while (this way they are easier to break up later on). Now, to get started on the recipe… Take a box of your favorite brownie mix, 2 eggs (3 if your prefer cake-like brownies, ¼ cup of water, ½ cup of vegetable oil and 1 sleeve of crushed Thin Mints Girl Scout Cookies and mix all the ingredients together into a mixing bowl using a wooden spoon or a whisk. Note, the batter will have some chunks of Thin Mint Cookies, this is okay. Put the batter into a greased baking pan. Bake the brownies at 350 degrees. The timing depends on the size of the baking dish you use, so take a look at the back of your brownie mix box for the baking time estimate.


Making the Thin Mint Brownie Batter 
Completed Thin Mint Brownies


Mini Samoa Cheesecakes
These Mini Cheesecakes don’t have to only be made with a Samoa Girl Scout Cookies; they can be made with your favorite type of Girl Scout Cookie. We found the recipe for Mini Girl Scout Cookie Cheesecakes on the blog Sugar Derby. The recipe makes roughly 18 mini cheesecakes by using cupcake pans. First, you place cupcake liners into the cupcake pan. Then place your favorite type of Girl Scout Cookie in the bottom of each cup cake liner. Then place the cheesecake filling on top of the cupcakes. We used Sugar Derby’s Cheesecake Filling recipe and it was delish, but if you have your own cheesecake filling that you prefer, you could probably use that recipe too. Thanks Sugar Derby for a great treat!


Beginning of Mini Samoa Cheesecake Recipe
Completed Mini Samoa Cheesecakes


The Card

 

Please know Girl Scouts of Nassau County has no affiliation with the blog Sugar Derby other than we found a recipe of theirs on Pinterest and thought it looked tasty and was worth a try.

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