Thin Mint Mini-Cheesecakes Recipe

Sunday, February 27, 2011

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Can you handle one more Girl Scout cookie recipe?  I hope so, because I have one more to share – and it’s a good one, too.  The other day I told you about what a sucker I am for cute little Girl Scouts.  After buying ten boxes of cookies from my little niece Sammie, I thought I was safe.  Well,  this morning Mr. SGCC and I were outside starting our spring planting and who do you think showed up.  More adorable Girl Scouts, that’s who.  And they were toting a big old wagon loaded with cookies – lots and lots of cookies.  As they tugged and pushed that wagon up my driveway, their angelic little faces beamed and hope sprung eternal in their eyes.  I froze in my tracks.  I needed more Girl Scout cookies like I needed a hole in the head.    Mr. SGCC was no help either.  He just stood there, mute, with that “deer in the headlights” look on his face.  Oh, yes he did.   My own, personal Perry Mason, who weaves words for a living, was speechless.    So, I did the only thing I could do under the circumstances.  I bought two boxes of Thin Mints.

And, then I took them inside and made cheesecake.  Sigh…  

Since I already had some cream cheese in the fridge left over from my Tagalong Crescents, it seemed like the logical thing to do.

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Instead of one big cheesecake that nobody would probably eat except me, I decided to make mini-cheesecakes so that I could at least give some away.  Unfortunately, I hadn’t  expected them to turn out so great.   After I tasted one, giving them away didn’t seem like such a hot idea.

These tasty little morsels are super easy to put together and they take hardly any time at all.  The Thin Mints are used to make a crumbly, chocolate cookie crust and are also added to the cheesecake batter, along with cream cheese, eggs, sugar and chocolate chips. The cheesecakes are then baked in muffin tins, making them the perfect little portion-controlled snack.  Unless of course, you live with a teenager who is always watching her figure and a man who doesn’t eat sweets.  In that case,  the entire burden of eating them will fall upon you.   I know, it’s a heavy cross I bear, but I do my best to get by.

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Everyone knows that chocolate and mint go together like PB&J.  Swirling them into a dainty, luscious little cheesecake is pure fabulosity!

So go out and make some little Girl Scout’s day. Buy some Thin Mints and make these mini-cheesecakes. The kids will love them, and you will too!

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Enjoy!

28 responses to Thin Mint Mini-Cheesecakes Recipe

  1. On February 27, 2011 at 10:02pm, Rachelle said...

    Ah man, those looks SOO good! I love them in little size!

  2. On February 27, 2011 at 10:12pm, Jason Loucks said...

    This is brilliant! I have four boxes of Thin Mints coming and I’m going to have to try this.

    • On March 01, 2011 at 10:59am, Susan said...

      Thanks! Let me know how they turn out. :)

  3. On February 27, 2011 at 10:38pm, tia @ buttercreambarbie said...

    i bet this tasted amazing!

  4. On February 28, 2011 at 12:31am, Priyanka said...

    Looks amazing

  5. On February 28, 2011 at 2:04am, Rosa said...

    Those look delicious and so pretty!

    Cheers,

    Rosa

  6. On February 28, 2011 at 2:51am, Coleens Recipes said...

    Oh my word, I am SO in trouble now…these look fantastic!!!

  7. On February 28, 2011 at 10:06am, Karen@Mignardise said...

    Fantastic idea! Even just using the cookies as a crust would help get rid of some of the MANY boxes I was forced to buy (from my own daughter).

    • On March 01, 2011 at 11:01am, Susan said...

      I remember those days. Thought I was safe when she left the program. But, now I still buy from all of the rugrats in the ‘hood! ;)

  8. On February 28, 2011 at 1:46pm, Delishhh said...

    You are so funny! I have 6 boxes sitting in my pantry right now, i was wondering that i should do with the cookies. These look fabulous!

    • On March 01, 2011 at 11:01am, Susan said...

      Six boxes! You can make a lot of cheesecake with those! ;)

  9. On February 28, 2011 at 3:22pm, Suzy said...

    Oh my God what are you trying to do to me??? I’ve finally got out of the habit of ordering a case (yes, a case) of Thin Mints from some lucky Girl Scout each year, and now I find this recipe to make CHEESECAKE out of the cookies?!?!?!?

    Looks like I’m sending another lucky Girl Scout to camp this year.

    • On March 01, 2011 at 11:02am, Susan said...

      Lol! Think of it as a public service! ;)

  10. On February 28, 2011 at 4:27pm, Anita Menon said...

    The photos are amazing!!! I am sure they must tasted divine. A fresh flavour of the mint with cheese cake, its bound to be a winner.

  11. On February 28, 2011 at 4:30pm, Rachel (S[d]OC) said...

    Curse those Girl Scouts. I don’t even like those cookies, but I can never say no to them because I remember what it was like to feel be a girl scout and feel the pressure to tell those stupid cookies because if you didn’t, the troop would not be able to go on that cool camping trip or whatever it was we were supposed to be doing for our big activity that was never as great as promised. I buy the cookies and make my husband eat them.

    Make them into a cheesecake and now you’re talking! I would eat Thin Mints in this form for sure. They look gorgeous!

    • On March 01, 2011 at 11:04am, Susan said...

      Hehehe! You crack me up, Rachel. I couldn’t force them down my husband’s throat if I tried! :D

  12. On March 01, 2011 at 1:40am, Anne Galivan said...

    Just so you and your readers know: Keebler Grasshopper cookies taste just like GS Thin Mints. So you can make this recipe year-round!

    • On March 01, 2011 at 11:04am, Susan said...

      Yay! Great idea! Thanks! :)

  13. On March 01, 2011 at 2:26pm, Kate said...

    I just said to my husband two days ago that I should figure out a Thin Mint cheesecake recipe! You read my mind! Thanks!

  14. On March 02, 2011 at 4:11am, amish baby crib said...

    The cupcakes are so pretty! I envy you for creating this! So nice and it really looks so delish.

  15. On March 03, 2011 at 6:50am, Avanika (Yumsilicious Bakes) said...

    Those cheesecakes look amazing Susan. No girl scouts here, but I’m sure I could find something similar! Gave you a stumble :)

  16. On March 04, 2011 at 1:18pm, Rose Sterling said...

    Wow! This looks so perfect and full of nutrition. I’m sure that my grandmother will love this. I will bake some of your cheesecakes for her since she always does that for me when I was younger and this is the time that I will do it for her.

  17. On March 06, 2011 at 7:04am, Piano Schoenhut said...

    It’s my first time to do a minty flavored cheesecake. I think my hubby will love this since he always loves minty foods like candy or chocolate mints, bubblegum and even minty ice cream. LOL. He will surely like this.

  18. On March 07, 2011 at 12:22am, Nisha said...

    Hi. I am getting ideas for a bake sale raising money to send my niece to Africa to volunteer. Is it okay to use your name and blog info on little recipe cards? These look FABULOUS, and I am absolutely certain they will be a top seller. Can’t wait to try it! Thanks so much for sharing!

  19. On April 20, 2011 at 11:14pm, margaret said...

    I do not have access to the thin mint cookies. What could i use as a substitue. The recipe sounds great and i would like to try it. Do they freeze well?

  20. On April 25, 2011 at 11:10pm, Jenni (Traveler for Good) said...

    I made a half batch this weekend – just a taste. They turned out great. Not too sweet and just right for a little dessert. I posted a picture of my finished product on my blog.

    First time visiting your blog – great find!

  21. On March 06, 2012 at 5:02pm, Louise said...

    Oooooo! Two of my faves in one treat! Congratulations on being selected for this week’s Sweet Sixteen Collection! That’s how I found your blog! So glad I did!

  22. On March 26, 2012 at 12:01am, Julie said...

    I made these delicious looking cupcakes tonight. I have quite a few boxes of Thin Mints left from last year. I am a Girl Scout leader and got stuck with the leftovers from last year. The cookies are still good but we can”t sell them.
    I’m going to make them again but increase the powdered sugar. My daughter and I thought they could be sweeter. But the were really easy to make and look great.
    Thanks for posting your recipe!

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