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I was inspired by cousin talking about some yummy Thin Mint Cupcakes that she was making. I didn’t have a recipe but these turned out wonderful anyway. I shared some with my Phoenix Rice Krispies Challenge Team and sent some with hubbyman to work….everyone seemed to like them. Warning: These are very chocolatey and rich. You will need a glass of milk to wash one down.
Okay, so I realize you might not have a box of Thin Mints left in the freezer, so feel free to use Keebler Grasshopper Fudge Mint Cookies. They taste the same and the recipe works just as well with either cookie.
Thin Mint Cupcakes
1 chocolate cake recipe (or box chocolate cake mix), prepared according to directions without baking
1 box Thin Mints
1 recipe Chocolate Mint Frosting (recipe follows)
Prepare cake recipe according to instructions, do not bake yet. Preheat oven to 325. Line 24 cupcake tins with paper liners and lightly spray with nonstick cooking spray. Coarsely chop about 20 Thin Mint cookies (about the size of a pea). Add cookies to the cake batter and mix well. Evenly scoop batter into prepared cupcake tins. Bake for about 20 minutes or until toothpick comes out clean. Allow to cool several hours before frosting.
Chocolate Mint Frosting
1 cup shortening
1 cup butter, room temp
2 lbs powered sugar
1 tsp vanilla extract
1/2 tsp mint extract (or peppermint extract)
1/2 cup dutch-processed cocoa powder
1/4-1/2 cup water
Combine shortening, butter, and extracts in a large mixing bowl using a medium speed on a stand mixer. Beat in cocoa powder. Slowly add in powered sugar. Beat slowly and add a tablespoon of water as needed to allow frosting to mix well. Add in water one tablespoon at a time until the frosting is a good consistency for spreading on cupcakes.
These look and sound delicious!!! It’s just a little yucky that thinmints aren’t available all year. Seriously, when I buy girl scout cookies, I stock up for the whole year and keep them in the freezer for as long as I can! Best cookies ever 😀 Nice post, I can’t wait to give it a try!
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Um….Keebler’s Grasshoper cookies taste just like thin mints…just sayin’ LOL!
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These look wonderful and so delicious! I am going on a hunt for Thin Mints!
I love thin mints! Wish I had a box right now, I’d definitely make these cupcakes:-)
These sound sinfully rich & delicious!
Jamie Bartley says
These sound delicious.
I;m dying over here.
who doesn’t love a extra chocolatey warning? count me in. i cannot wait to make these…now i am craving them…see what you did 🙂 thank you for sharing with tuesday night supper club.
this sounds like a much better recipe than the last one I tried using thin mints. Yum!
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Ooh, these look delish!
Yummy! I want one right now 🙂
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These were delicious!!
Yum! Thin Mints are my favorite cookie! Thanks.
Those look incredible!
Jaime @ PJ's Pastry Shoppe says
These sound amazing!
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What wonderful a looking cupcake. I love chocolate and mint together. Cannot wait to make these.
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These thin mint cupcakes look divine. I love chocolate and it sounds awesome that these cupcakes are rich and chocolaty! Hm…sound totally perfect with a glass of milk! 🙂 Thanks for sharing.
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These look great!
U did girl cuz!!!! Think I might have to make some very soon! Thanks for the credit 😉 love u! I put in my request for vacation!!!!
Libby's Library says
Oh – but I do have boxes of Thin Mints in my freezer – I can’t wait to try these. Thanks so much for sharing!
Belinda @zomppa says
OHH!! I want to EAT these!
OHH! I want to make these