I have never been a fan of store bought cookies. Most of the time they taste artificial, expensive and are filled with crazy scientific sounding ingredients. Girl Scout Cookies are the one exception to the rule and I think everyone can agree that Thin Mints and Carmel Delights are the two best flavors. Baking your own cookies is so much better, because it is much more cost efficient and not to mention you know exactly what is going into the batter. Girl Scout Cookies though cannot be recreated. I have tried multiple times and there is just something in these that can’t be mimicked.
Sometimes it’s fun to mix things up a bit and use the cookies in different recipes. Here I created a mint milkshake with Thin Mint Cookies. Top with whipped cream, sprinkles and a Thin Mint Cookie for a delicious dessert.
Back in the day I was apart of the Girl Scout Organization. I stopped when I was about 12, but I still have found memories of camping trips in the northeast and selling cookies in my neighborhood. This is the last week of cookie sales so make sure to go out and support the Girl Scouts and buy a couple boxes of their fabulous cookies!
Ingredients:
2 1/2 cup vanilla ice cream
3/4 cup whole milk
1/2 tsp mint extract
3 drops green food coloring
Directions:
  1. Blend all ingredients together in a blender well, add Girl Scout Thin Mint Cookies, sprinkles and whipped cream for garnish