Girl Scout Cookie season is here. While eating out of the box is delicious, here’s a recipe to get a little creative with your cookie eating. A Girl Scout cookie favorite, Thin Mints serve as the topping on the chocolate chip cookie “pizza.” Melted white chocolate is drizzled on the top.
- 9 tablespoons unsalted butter, softened
- ¾ cup packed light brown sugar
- ½ cup granulated sugar
- 2 eggs
- 2 teaspoons vanilla
- 2 ¼ cups all-purpose flour
- ¾ teaspoon baking soda
- ¼ teaspoon salt
- 1 12-oz. package of semi-sweet chocolate morsels (or dark chocolate/mint baking morsels)
- 10 Thin Mint Girl Scout cookies, cut into quarters
- ¾ cup white chocolate morsels
- ¼ teaspoon peppermint extract (optional)
- Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
- Beat butter, brown sugar and granulated sugar in a large bowl until light and fluffy. Add egg and vanilla; beat well. Stir together flour, baking soda and salt in a separate bowl. Gradually blend into the butter mixture. Stir in semi-sweet baking morsels.
- Butter two 9-inch cake pans. To make cookie removal even easier, cut out 9-inch circles of parchment paper and line the bottom of the pans. Grease top of parchment paper.
- Divide batter evenly between the two cake pans. Press Thin Mint pieces gently into the top of the batter, distributing evenly.
- Bake for 15-20 minutes, until golden brown and slightly firm. Cool the pans on wire racks.
- Melt the white chocolate morsels in the microwave or by creating a double boiler. If you like, add a bit of peppermint extract. This will give it just a little extra flavor and will also give the chocolate a smoother texture.
- Using a spoon, lightly scatter the melted white chocolate over the cookie pizzas. Allow to cool completely and remove from cake pans. Use a pizza cutter to cut into triangles and serve.
- If making in advance, store in the refrigerator for freshest results.
To find Girl Scout cookies in your area, you can use this helpful website. Simply enter your zip code, and it will give you locations in your area that will have booths set up that day. If you’re in the Bucks County, PA area, here are a few spots that commonly have booths this time of year: ACME on Street Road in Feasterville, WaWa on Rosewood Avenume in Trevose and Willow Grove Mall in Montgomery County.
While semi-sweet morsels alone are just fine for this recipe, using mint baking morsels will give it a little extra peppermint flavor. This combination can be hard to find once Christmas is over; however, you might find them on clearance. The Neshaminy Target in Bensalem, PA often has bags of Nestle® Toll House® Dark Chocolate and Mint Morsels in their clearance section.
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