Yes, that's right: It's finally Girl Scout cookie season. To celebrate this long-awaited event, we took several boxes of cookies into the kitchen, and created three Girl Scout cookie-inspired desserts.
For our Thin Mints dessert, we ground the cookies in a food processor and added butter to create a minty chocolate cookie crust, which forms the base for a luscious mint chocolate cheesecake. This is the most involved of the recipes but it's also the most sophisticated and well worth a little extra time in the kitchen.
We combined Samoas, AKA Caramel deLites, with vanilla ice cream to create a cookie-studded ice cream cake, drizzled with caramel and chocolate sauce. It's super easy to make, and takes less than 30 minutes (plus freezer time) to put together.
Tagalongs, which are also called Peanut Butter Patties, were probably the trickiest cookie to turn into a dessert but thanks to an idea we found in this recipe from Lauren Chattman, we came up with this peanut butter mousse cake. Arrange the cookies however you like to create your own pop art-style design.
If you're anything like us, you look forward to Girl Scout cookies so much that you order perhaps a few too many boxes. Now you have a several more ways to enjoy them.