So ... I'm staring at two cases of Thin Mints in the back of my trunk, wondering how on earth I'm going to unload the things. I was a cookie selling champ when I was a Girl Scout, but times have changed. Twice when we knocked on a neighbor's door, they slammed the door in my seven-year-old daughter's face with a curt, "Not interested!"
What in God's green earth am I going to do with all these cookies?!
Let's have a contest! Submit your tip to me for the best, most creative way to use Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies by Monday, March 16. Winner gets ... a free box of Thin Mints! (Offer good in the U.S. only.)
1. Indoor S'mores: Put a Thin Mint on a microwave safe plate. Top with large marshmallow, then another cookie. Nuke for 20 seconds, or until marshmallow explodes. Cool and eat.
2. Thin Mint Shake: Put 1 C milk, 1/2 C frozen yoghurt or ice cream, 6 Thin Mints and a couple drops of peppermint flavor. (Drop of green food color optional.) Whirl in blender, and serve.
3. Crush cookies and sprinkle on ice cream.
4. Tea Party Tasties: Have a tea party with the little girl in your life, and serve TMs on a fancy china plate.
5. Mini Ice Cream Sandwiches: Put a tablespoon or so of your favorite non-fat frozen yoghurt between two cookies, and freeze until set.
6. Minty Parfaits: Alternate layers of chocolate pudding, Cool Whip, and crushed TMs in parfait glasses. Top with a whole cookie. Elegant!
7. Emergency "Snack Duty": (You know, when you were supposed to bring snack to a gathering or classroom function, and forget? Or does that only happen to me?) You might want to put a 10-pack of small water bottles back there, too ... for the same reason.
8. Happy Face Treats: Pipe little faces and hearts on each cookie with royal icing, and tuck them in lunch boxes to remind your kids (and their dad) how much you love them.
9. Hostess Gift: Wrap a box in foil and tie with a pretty green bow for your next St. Patrick's Day party!
10. Freeze, Louise! These things taste GREAT frozen ... stock up in March, enjoy all year round!