It’s Girl Scout Cookie season here in Austin. Last year Fuzz offered our neighbors the full range of flavors, but this year she’s selling a limited variety including Thin Mints, Caramel Delights and my favorite — Peanut Butter Patties. What’s funny is that in all her sales calls, only two people have asked for anything other than the three flavors she’s selling. The requested flavor? Peanut Butter Sandwiches. Not one person has said “Do you have any Shortbread?” or “Where are those Lemon Cookies?”
So this year we have lots and lots of Thin Mints and in honor of our inventory, I’m posting a re-posting the recipe for Thin Mint Chocolate Pie. It’s incredibly easy and over the years has become one of the most popular recipes here….or at least during cookie season.
Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint Chocolate Pie
- 1 box Thin Mint cookies 32 cookies
- 3 tablespoons melted butter
- 2 cups cold milk
- 2 packages instant pudding mix, 4 serving sizes each
- 1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
- 1 tub whipped topping, divided use 12 oz size
- Remove 10 cookies and set aside.
- Crush or process remaining cookies, then mix them with the butter. Press firmly onto bottom and up side of 9-inch pie plate.
- Pour milk into large bowl. Add both boxes of pudding mix and beat with wire whisk 2 minutes or until well blended. (Mixture will be thick.)
- Spoon out 1 1/4 cup of pudding into another bowl and stir in peppermint extract. Pour peppermint pudding mixture over crust. To remaining pudding mix, add in 1 cup of whipped topping. Spread the pudding/whipped topping layer of the mint layer.
- Chop remaining cookies and combine them with about 2 ½ cups (doesn’t have to be precise) whipped topping. Spread this mixture over the top. The pie might look kind of messy at this point, so clean up the edges.
- Chill for 4 hours or until set
- To garnish, place remaining whipped topping in a plastic zipper bag. Snip off a corner of the bag (about ½ inch up from corner) and squeeze whipped topping around sides decoratively.
- To make thin zig-zags, pour COLD chocolate syrup into a small zipper bag. Snip a very, very tiny cut off the bottom corner and drizzle away!
I’m selling girl scout cookies… Tell Fuzz GSCTX Seniors say “GOOD LUCK!”
I invented my own cookie pie recipe, then went online to see some other inspirations. I love baking, and usually make a new treat for my family every week so we always have something sitting around for after dinner snacks or something small to nab on our way out the door. It’s all Thanks-A-Lots and Peanut Butter Patties!
OMG!!! That I have to make…now I just need to find some girlscouts!!!!
UGH shortbread. Ohhh that pie looks good!!
You mean there are other Girl Scout cookies besides Thin Mints, Caramel Delights and Peanut Butter Patties?? My niece is a Daisy and compelled me to buy ten boxes of cookies…so I will definitely print this recipe for when they come in (March)!
I haven’t had any Thin Mints in a while. Couldn’t one substitue Keebler Grasshopper cookies for the Thin Mints? Guess I need to do a side by side taste test. I haven’t seen any girl scouts selling cookies in a couple of years. Used to be I tripped over them every time I entered a store or went to the voting booth.
Mmm, I’d buy Thin Mints just to make this pie! I actually just found GS cookies leftover from last year – I tried to make them last and then I forgot they were there – oops. Hope Fuzz has fun with he cookie sales!
We bought like 8 boxes from our neighbor girl over 2 months ago and she knocked on our door the other day and surprised us with the cookies we’d forgotten all about. We still have at least a box and a half of thin mints. I haven’t eaten ANY of any kind, because I know I’ll have a hard time stopping at just a few! 😉 The pie looks and sounds de-lish, but like Mimi, my husband probably prefers just eating the cookies!
I still want to make the chocolate marshmallow pie first. And I’m going to make an almost flourless chocolate cake today. And oh, there’s so much to do that doesn’t involve the kitchen…..sigh! 😉
The pie looks yummy, but I don’t think my husband would sacrifice his thin mints for it.
No order taking? Actual cookies for sale? We don’t have any Girl Scouts coming to the door. We just have to find them selling outside the local Walmart.
Oh, and according to my calendar, today is Chocolate Cake Day.
Really? No one wanted the shortbreads? Those are my favorite (and I can eat a whole sleeve at a time)!
Those lemon cookies were my favorites!
Kate, that’s awesome! Every year I say I’m going to print out recipes and give them to people with the cookies, but I never do.
This is a hit with our Brownies. I make it once or twice a year for their little celebrations, and they love knowing it was made with the cookies they sold.