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Posted March 27, 2012
Cookie business: Turn excess cookies into new treats

I Googled “Girl Scout Thin Mints” the other day.

Immediately I had a list of websites with recipes that promised homemade cookies as good as Thin Mints.

I don’t need to know how to make my own Thin Mint cookies. My daughter is a Girl Scout. A shortage of cookies is not a problem for my family.

What I need are recipes that use these cookies in a different way.

It took some searching, but I found scores of recipes that list Girl Scout cookies as ingredients.

Yes, there are quite a few desserts that feature the annual treats, but I also found some less sugary snacks that could possibly fool you into thinking you’re eating something healthy.

That is, if you ignore the fact that the recipe centers around a cookie.

As Girl Scout cookie season draws to a close, instead of stocking your freezer with Caramel deLites and Shortbread cookies, consider using them to create new treats. If you run out, you know the cookies will be back next year.

Until then, there’s always Google and its copycat recipes.

Peanut Butter Patty / Tagalong Girl Scout cookie bars. (Liz Martin/The Gazette-KCRG)

Girl Scout Cookie Peanut Butter Patty Cake Bars

  • 1 box yellow cake mix
  • 1 stick butter, softened
  • 1 egg
  • 1 cup chocolate chips
  • 1/2 cup creamy peanut butter
  • 1 14-ounce can sweetened condensed milk
  • 10 to 12 Girl Scout Peanut Butter Patty cookies, coarsely chopped

Preheat oven to 350 degrees. Line a 9×13 inch baking dish with foil and spray generously with non-stick cooking spray.

Place cake mix, butter and egg into a large bowl, mix until dough forms. Press dough into the bottom of the prepared baking dish. Top with chocolate chips. Stir sweetened condensed milk and peanut butter until well combined and pour over dough. Top with chopped Peanut Butter Patty cookies.

Bake for 23 to 25 minutes. Let cool completely, cut into squares, and serve.

Source: Kevinandamanda.com


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