March 3, 2009

Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint Mini-Cheesecakes

We're totally cake-less this week, although I'm sure my Tuesdays with Dorie friends have baked up some amazing treats this week. For excuses I'll just say strep throat and 103 fever kept me away from the oven. However, these little Girl Scout Cookie treats are quick and delicious. I've been saving these photos to post for a while and with those little girls outside the supermarket testing the most devout among the new years resolutioners, it's time.

I literally had to fight my brother in laws off with a spatula to keep them from devouring these before the girls had a chance. You'll love them. And forgive me for skipping this week's cake- I'll be back soon, I promise! With good news too!

PS I didn't hear back on my last address so I have a new third winner for the giveaway... email me your address asap and I'll get all of those sent out! :)

1freshstart said...
Ha! We make protein shakes every morning... frozen strawberries,1% milk and soy protein, couldn't do it without our blender!
Oatmeal can be pretty scary- just don't buy the microwave packets... TOTALLY different texture. If you get the traditional cook stuff - it's kinda nutty and good.
~Cat
February 17, 2009 9:05 AM


Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookie Cheesecake Cups
adapted from Picky Palate
1 sleeve Thin Mint Cookies, ground in food processor or blender (or Mint Oreos)
3 Tablespoons melted butter
8 oz softened cream cheese (Neufchatel reduced fat works great)
1/2 Cup sugar
1 egg
2 Tablespoons Sour Cream or Butter Milk
5 Thin mint cookies coarsely crumbled

1/4 Cup Chocolate, chopped
3 Tablespoons heavy cream
6 Thin mint cookies, crumbled (for top of cups)

Preheat oven to 300 degrees F. Combine ground cookies and butter in a medium bowl. Drop about 1 Tablespoon of cookie mixture into 24 mini cupcake tins prepared with liners. Press crust into cups with back of a spoon.

In an electric or stand mixer cream the cream cheese and sugar until well combined. Add egg and sour cream until well combined as well. Stir in crumbled cookies. Pour cheesecake mixture into cupcake tins filled almost to the very top. Bake for 25-28 minutes or until cooked through. Remove and cool for 15 minutes. Melt chocolate in microwave on very low heat, stirring occasionally, until smooth. Stir in heavy cream until smooth and shiny. Spoon over each cheesecake cup and sprinkle with additional crumbled cookies.

30 comments:

  1. These are perfect portion controlled bites! I love the way they look... No wonder you had to fight them off with a spatula!

    I hope you're feeling better. Strep made its way through my classroom. I keep waiting for the inevitable signs of a sore throat!

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  2. These look heavenly! they would make me feel better! Hope you get well soon.

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  3. I better find me a girl scout! These looks amazing!

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  4. These are so amazing. I have book club next week. I think I am going to take these instead of my muffins. I just have to remember to buy the mini liners! Thanks for sharing this. I, too, skipped on the cake this week.

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  5. Those are so cute and such a great idea!!

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  6. What an amazing idea. I love it! I'm pretty sure I could eat waaaay too many of these little cheesecakes. Chocolate, mint, cheesecake...a match made in heaven, no? It's so funny; I just posted about a chocolate mint cheesecake on my blog, and now, you totally have me wanting to try this one!

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  7. Those look absolutely delicious! :)

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  8. Oh my word. I WAY overbought Thin Mints this year (actually, I do every year) -- they are my downfall. I am co-hosting a baby shower on Saturday and might just bring some of these along in addition to the other dessert we have planned. I hate to share my Thin Mints, but it's for a happy cause. These look incedible!

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  9. GOODNESS! Yummy! Can't wait to make these sometime.

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  10. Cuteness overload! Those look so cute and delicious.

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  11. You always get me drooling every week! Those are amazing!! And Matt is right, you've gotta love the portion control!

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  12. These look so good! I love girl scout cookies, especially the coconut caramel ones.

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  13. Yummy! I'll have to give those a try. I'm sure my husband would love them.

    Hope you're feeling better. I woke up with the crud this morning... sore throat... whole nine yards.

    Can't wait for the package! Thanks Anne! I can totally use that nalgene bottle.

    ~Cat

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  14. OH NO!!! Did I miss the girl scouts? These look delicious!

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  15. Thin mints are a major weakness of mine. Can't have them in the house because I will plow through them like there's no tomorrow!

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  16. How fantastic is this?! I love it! And I hope you are feeling better!

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  17. I hope you're feeling better! I had strep throat about a year and a half ago--I couldn't believe how sick I got! It's so much worse as an adult than as a kid.

    Your mini cheesecakes look awesome!

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  18. i did not buy enough girl scout cookies for all these recipes I keep finding!

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  19. These look just right for a quick sweet bite. No crust, right. I wonder how it would be if you used one cookie at the bottom of each as a crust and didn't mix in the crumbs. Just a thought. Will have to buy some cookies now....

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  20. They have to be scrumptious....they have thin mints in them. Yummo and bite sized too. That's dangerous.
    AmyRuth

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  21. My mouth is watering.
    Oh!
    My!
    Gosh!

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  22. Those look insanely good!! I think everyone's been sick these past 2 weeks. That cheesecake looks like a cure though ;)

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  23. i will have to try these...as 2 boxes of thin mints showed up in my house yesterday!!!

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  24. Wow.. these look adorable and sound fantastic. I just found your blog,how have I not found you before. I Love your blog. You are loaded with good stuff!!

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  25. Yum! I always mean to bake with GS cookies, but they disappear too fast in our house :) I scrolled through your blog, and everything looks delicious!

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  26. Darn those cute little girl scouts!! I swore I would not buy them this year (only because I love them too much and eat the whole box), but the little girls are just too sweet and always convice me to buy them. So I shelled out my $4.00 and bought the thin mints. Great way to use them. I am printing out your recipe.

    shannon

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  27. I can't wait to try this recipe! I just bought 20 boxes of Thin Mints and I think I can give up a few to try something new. I also like to crush them and mix them in with vanilla ice cream. (By the way, it's brothers-in-law. I know, that sounds weird, but it is correct.)

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  28. Oh my goodness that looks so delicious

    http:www.cobrapest.com

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  29. Those do look yummy. I love how lovely the top looks, very pretty!
    ~ingrid

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  30. Wow, these look soo good - I have to try these I have some thin mints wanting to be used in the freezer right now.

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