This week in WNY, Over 1.7 Million Girl Scout cookies will be delivered.
So, if you want to get creative with your cookies, how about a few Girl Scout Cookie recipes?  The official Girl Scout site welcomes you,

Grab a box—or two, three, or more!—of your favorite Girl Scout Cookies, then try out these easy peasy recipes courtesy of Taste of Home®. You can make your very own Girl Scout Cookie–inspired masterpiece to share with friends and family. Amazingly delicious!

Here are two that stood out to me, for sheer decadence:

thin mints

1) Mini Thin Mints® Mocha Ice Cream Sandwiches

Created by: Liz Sorenson

Prep: 15 min. Process: 40 min. + freezing

  • 2 cups half-and-half cream
  • 1-1/2 cups sugar
  • 3 tablespoons instant coffee granules
  • 1 teaspoon vanilla extract
  • 1 teaspoon peppermint extract
  • 4 cups heavy whipping cream
  • 1 package (9 ounces) Girl Scout Thin Mints® cookies
  • 1 cup chocolate ice cream topping

Stir together half-and-half, sugar, coffee granules and extracts until sugar dissolves. Stir in heavy cream. Coarsely chop 8 Thin Mints® cookies.

Fill cylinder of ice cream maker no more than two-thirds full; freeze according to manufacturer's directions, adding chopped Thin Mints® cookies during the last 2 minutes of processing. (Refrigerate remaining mixture until ready to freeze.) Remove from ice cream maker; mix in chocolate topping. Transfer ice cream to freezer containers, allowing headspace for expansion. Freeze until firm, 4-6 hours.

To make sandwiches, place 1 tablespoon ice cream between two Thin Mints® cookies. Yield: 1 dozen.

Or, if you like the Peanut Butter Patties, this recipe is adorable:

2) Nutty Caramel Turtles

Created by: Michele Kusma

Nutty Caramel Turtles is the Candies category winner of the 2015 National Girl Scout Cookie recipe Contest Sponsored by Taste of Home®. Congrats on a job deliciously well done!

Prep: 10 min. Bake: 5 min. + standing

  • 3 milk chocolate candy bars (1.55 ounces each)
  • 12 caramels
  • 60 pecan halves
  • 12 Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patties®/Tagalongs® cookies

Preheat oven to 250°. Break each chocolate bar into fourths. Place each piece 2 in. apart on a parchment paper-lined baking sheet. Top with one caramel.

Bake 5-7 minutes or until caramel just starts to soften. Immediately press one pecan half on one side for head; press four pecan halves onto each corner for legs. Place one Peanut Butter Patties®/Tagalongs® cookie over the top of each candy, pressing down to secure. Let stand until set. Yield: 1 dozen.

Here is the link to them all-Yum!



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