Thursday, February 16, 2012

Thin Mint Cookie Balls


Thin Mint Cookie Balls!

There really isn't much more to say!  Except that I made these a year ago.  Forgot to take photos before I ate them all, and then never got around to making them again until this week.

But boy are they yummy!


Very similar to the Oreo Balls that everyone loves!  And similar again to my Nutter Butter Cookie Balls I posted about last year.  

But made with yummy, delicious, amazing Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies.  Or, Keebler Grasshopper cookies if it isn't Girl Scout cookie time :)


Thin Mint Cookie Balls
Yield:  approx 22 cookie balls


Ingredients:
  • 1 box Thin Mint Cookies (or Keebler Grasshopper cookies)
  • 4 oz Cream Cheese, room temperature
  • 1 package Milk Chocolate Chips (semi or dark would work as well if that is your preference)



Directions:

  1. Use a food processor to finely chop/crush your cookies.
  2. Use a stand mixer to mix your cream cheese and cookie crumbs.  If you don't want to get your stand mixer dirty however, or don't have one, you can also combine these ingredients with your hands.  This will create a thick, rich dough.
  3. Roll into balls using approximately 1 Tbs of dough per ball.  Let cool in fridge for approx. 15 minutes.
  4. Melt chocolate in a microwave safe dish on 50% power for 30 seconds at a time, mixing in between.  See here for more chocolate melting tips and tricks.
  5. Dip balls in melted chocolate, tapping off excess.  Place on wax paper or foil.  
  6. If you like, you can take your fork or knife to drizzle additional chocolate on the top on the balls.  
  7. Leave your cookie balls on wax paper or foil until chocolate is set.  You can place these in the fridge if you are impatient and want the chocolate to set quicker :)
I have tried both dark chocolate and milk chocolate coating and prefer the milk chocolate, but you really can use whatever you prefer!

These really are very rich cookie balls so you might need a glass of milk to go with these.  But they are oh-so-yummy!  

I loved them, my kids loved them, my husband loved them!  They are really delicious! 




Happy baking!

PS - for those of you who have noticed I have been doing a lot of baking ideas, don't worry...I have a whole stash of craft projects coming up too!  I have been creating more then I have time to post right now!!

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38 comments:

  1. OHHH so SWEET!!! Chocolate is my weakness, sooo I am going to have to make these and share with all of my friends.

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  2. These look terrific!
    I'll try them for my next party.

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  3. OH MY Goodness!!! I bet those are to die for!! YUm! Have a wonderful weekend!

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  4. Those look amazing! The trick would be to somehow not eat that box of thin mints first. . .

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  5. My husband would go crazy for these! I'll have to make sure he ordered some Thin Mints for himself this year.

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  6. Those are my favorite girl scout cookies....now I have another reason to buy them..thanks for the recipe:)

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  7. I agree that not eating the box of thin mints might prove difficult. More reason to order more:-) These sound great!!!

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  8. wow, those are gorgeous! Saw your post on Serendipity & Spice's linky party. Pinning this and I'm your newest follower.

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  9. AH yum!!! My mouth is watering. Thanks soooo much for sharing!

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  10. These look so good! I may have accidently eaten a sleeve of thin mints last night. Wonder if I can half the recipe and use the other sleeve?

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  11. My mouth is watering! I would love for you to come by and link up to my Recipe Party at The Sweet Spot!

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  12. I have made this using Oreo cookies. I would love it if you shared this here:

    http://juliejewels1.blogspot.com/2012/02/show-your-stuff-11-animal-cracker.html

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  13. I NEED to buy a box of Thin Mints now!! Thanks for sharing this yummy idea:D

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  14. Your blog is darling! Thanks for the fun idea -- we love to make these for classroom parties!
    www.thehomemaderenegade.com

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  15. These look very pretty and veeeeeeeery delicious!

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  16. oh my - they look yum and at first I feared that I would have to use a package of Girl Scout thin mints! LOL... Pinning and trying. thanks for sharing the recipe!

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  17. These sound so good, prob not good for my hips though lol. I would LOVE for you to link this up to My Favorite Things Party going on all week! Stopping by from the Tip Me Tuesday Party. I hope you will stop by & link up!
    Much love,
    Iffy
    StayAtHomeNation.blogspot.com

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  18. These look great, I can't wait for the girl scouts to deliver my order so I can try them out!

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  19. yum!!!!!!!!! i want to make some.....now where's that girl scout so i can order some?

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  20. Those look really good. I have a recipe that I am going to make this week to make my own Thin Mints, so I may have to try this as soon as I make those!

    http://www.thejohnslife.com/BabycakesBlog/

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  21. Oh yum! These look just too good!


    Thanks for linking to a Round Tuit!
    Hope you have a fabulous week!
    Jill @ Creating my way to Success
    http://www.jembellish.blogspot.com/

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  22. These look great! We have our Kitchen Fun and Crafty Friday Link Party going on now and would love for you to share this! http://kitchenfunwithmy3sons.blogspot.com/2012/02/kitchen-fun-and-crafty-friday-link_16.html

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  23. These look so pretty and yummy! I haven't had Thin Mints in forever, but the Keebler Grasshopper cookies are one of my absolute faves! Pinning this! :)

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  24. Mmmmmm! I didn't get ANY girl scout cookies this year! Of course the year I'm pregnant and would devour them ;) Lol But this is a must-make with the Keebler cookies- fab recipe!! Thanks for sharing :)

    ps: Featuring ya tomorrow!
    xoxo

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  25. How on earth did you get those to look so perfectly professional?! Nicely done. :)

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  26. Oooh, yummy, yummy!! Thanks for sharing at my party! Can't wait to see what you link up next week :)

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  27. You're going to be featured on my blog tonight!
    http://www.raisingoranges.blogspot.com

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  28. nice idea.. thanks for sharing.

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  29. Oh my gosh, I haven't had any girl scouts come sell to me yet...this might be the first year that has ever happened!!

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  30. Chocolate and mint is my favorite combo! I will definitely be trying these! YUM!!

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  31. I have a lil 9 year old neighbor who is my cooking pupil. We made these today and they are unbelievably good. Very, very easy to make and they turned out exactly as pictured. If a 9 yo can make them, surely we all can. I highly recommend these.

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  32. I made these today with my little 9 yo neighbor cooking pupil. They are extremely easy to make and are unbelievably rich and delicious. They turned out just like the picture. We only made one addition and that is we drizzled melted white chocolate on them. If a 9 yo can make them, surely we all can.

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