Thursday, March 17, 2011

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes

Happy St. Patrick's Day (click here for over 70 GREEN recipes from THIS WEEK'S CRAVINGS linky party), and boy do I have a special GREEN recipe for you today! This is OUT OF THIS WORLD! My daughter said this is the best cupcake I have EVER made. And considering I bake all the time, I take it that this is one of those FOREVER keep recipes. I first got my inspiration from another girl scout cookie cupcakes I made last week Peanut Butter Patty Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes and then another blogger Ladybird Ln linked up this recipe Chocolate Mint Cupcakes which is almost exactly what I was thinking. And so as the Irish would say.........

Kayley & Ashley
I really hope you ALL decide to make this DELICIOUS CUPCAKE... I guarantee you will not be disappointed. We made these for one of my girls BEST FRIENDS for her birthday (which was yesterday.... "SWEET" 18th Birthday Ashley)!

Ashlyn & Ashley

My girls have spent the last 5 years with Ashley (which they meet at their Jr. & Sr. High School). I know they are really gonna miss her next year (as they are Juniors and she is a Senior this year)!  It just won't be the same without her! Maybe with a little LUCK they will all end up at the same college!

Now onto this cupcake extravaganza.... and yes I've already txt'd and facebook'ed a few folks so I can try and buy some more girl scout cookies, CUZ WE ARE ALL OUT!!! And I know we will need to make these cupcakes again soon! (Now if only I could make a GLUTEN-FREE version, I guess I will have to get started on that too!)

Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes
from Tina Hudgens with Inspiration from Others

Chocolate Cake Mix, we used Triple Chocolate or Devil's Food Cake (follow directions on the back, then crush one tube of the cookies very finely and mix in the batter)

White Cake Mix (follow directions on the back; and then add 6 to 8 drops of Green Food Coloring to mixture)

Fill the mini-cupcake tin with half chocolate and half "green" cake mixture and bake as directed by the box. About 12-14 minutes. Cool and then frost.

Vanilla Buttercream Frosting
from Magnolia Bakery in New York City
frosting recipe updates 10-13-11

1 cup unsalted butter, softened
6-1/2 cups powdered sugar
1/2 cup milk
2 tsp vanilla
Green Food Coloring

Place butter in a large mixing bowl. Add 4 cups of the powdered sugar and then the milk and vanilla. On medium speed in an electric mixer, beat until smooth and creamy, about 3-5 minutes. Gradually add the remaining sugar, 1 cup at a time, beating well after each addition (about 2 minutes), until the icing is thick enough. If desired, add a few drops of food coloring and mix thoroughly.

Crush a few additional Thin Mint Cookies to decorate with. 


  1. These look so adorable, Tina! Thanks for the recipe, totally gonna try it out. I am now following you thanks to Wandering Wednesday and it would be so nice if you could share the love back on my blog:)
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    Happy St. Patrick's Day

  2. First of all, your daughter's essay was very inspiring and I voted for her. These cupcakes are going to force me to buy another box of Thin Mints. Hopefully they won't get eaten before I make the cupcakes :)

  3. Thanks for mentioning my recipe, and yours looks super delicious as well!


  4. I'm drooling! Need to make these. :)

  5. Those look so fantastic. Cannot wait to try them.

  6. Awesome!! Thin Mints are my favorite...this is a great recipe and perfect for today. The girls are just beautiful and it is clear that they are very close. Those friendships stay in our heart for a lifetime. Thank you so much for sharing with Full Plate Thursday and please come back!

  7. Fantastic! These are beautiful and I bet they taste awesome. Who doesn't love thin mints?

  8. OH man those look so good! I love to make cupcakes also over at

  9. I have a box of two of thin mints just waiting to be used. This sounds wonderful.

    I'd like to invite you to share this recipe on Sweet Tooth Friday. I hope to see you there.

  10. The cupcakes are yummy! I love cupcakes. See you again, mine is up - FTF103

  11. Feature Alert! Feature Alert! This was featured today over at Today's Top 20! Come Check it out!


  12. Hi there,
    These look like such a wonderful recipe amongst others that are on your blog. I love mint flavoured treats...

  13. Hi sis,

    Just looking at the pictures makes me want some right now...

    Mine is up at FTF #38

    Its me,
    Cielo of Brown Pinay

  14. Looks like a wonderful recipe! :)

  15. ooo man! Thin Mints are my favorite!!!

  16. What cute and fun cupcakes! :) They sound pretty tasty.

    Tnx so much for stopping by to link 'em up at my party this weekend! :)

  17. My husband would LOVE these cupcakes!! I think I'll surprise him with them. :)

    Thanks for sharing at What's Cooking Thursdays. Hope to see you there this week.

  18. Yum! These look amazing!
    Thanks for sharing on Cupcake Tuesday!

  19. Saw this cupcake at Cupcake Tuesday and it looks great! A wonderful use for Girl Scout Cookies!

  20. Love me some Thin Mints and some cupcakes so I know I would love them together! Great recipe! Thanks for linking it up to Inspiration Friday At The Picket Fence!


  21. OMGosh I love it!!! Can't wait to make these for the next time we have friends over :)

  22. Thanks for linking up with us last week. I featured this today! Come grab a button here! I'd love for you to join us again this week. Congrats on your feature!


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  24. I will definitely be making these in the future. I have a good sub. for GS cookies if you are unable to order them. (PLEASE KEEP SUPPORTING THE GIRL SCOUTS!!) Keebler brand Grasshopper cookies are almost identical in taste and texture to a Girl Scout Thin Mint.

  25. I have made these and they were great. The second time I tweaked them a little and added 3 TBSP. cream de menthe in the cake mixes and I made homemade cream cheese frosting with 3 Tbsp. cream de menthe. Everyone loved them and asked for more. I made them Friday for my grandsons band banquet and they were gone in no time. Thanks for the recipe.

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