Thank you Girl Scouts of North Texas for the complimentary cookies to assist this recipe!
It’s that time of year again, when troops of young ladies and their leaders await, table full of delicious goodness, for you to exit the grocery store or drive by, hoping that you’ll stop and buy a box (or a dozen). I love seeing the girls get excited as they work hard to sell their cookies, not just to raise money but also to learn great leadership and entrepreneurship skills. If you’re looking to do something a little different with your box of tastiness this year, try a new twist to one of the favorite Girl Scout Cookies with this amazing and super easy to make Thin Mint Pudding Cookies recipe!
The Girl Scout Cookie Program runs January 11th – February 24th, so be on the lookout for your local troop so you can nab some boxes (or check out TexasCookieTime.org to order some) and give this new recipe a try. And I totally won’t judge if you eat a Thin Mint or two while these bake, because life’s about enjoyment, right? 😉
Yield: about 3 dozen Thin Mint Pudding Cookies
- 1 1/2 sticks Butter, softened
- 3/4 cup Light Brown Sugar, packed
- 1/4 cup Sugar
- 1 small pack INSTANT Vanilla Pudding (3.4 oz)
- 2 Large Eggs
- 2 tsp. Vanilla Extract
- 1 tsp. Baking Soda
- 1/2-1 tsp. Mint Extract
- 2 1/4 cup All-purpose Flour
- 1 cup (about 1 sleeve) Thin Mints, crushed
Note: to really get my Thin Mints crushed, I put them into my blender.
- Preheat oven to 350 Degrees F. Spray or line 2-3 baking sheets, set aside.
- Mix the butter, eggs, light brown sugar, regular sugar and pudding mix until smooth. Add in the vanilla, baking soda, and mint extract and mix again until smooth.
- Mix in the flour until everything is well combined, then gently fold in the crushed Thin Mints until evenly incorporated.
- Roll into 1″ balls, then place on cookie sheet, flattening just a bit.
- Bake for 8-10 minutes, then remove and allow to cool 2 minutes on the cookie sheet before removing to cooling rack. Do not overbake.
These taste amazing – soft and chewy, with a great flavor just like Thin Mints! Now, I had my Thin Mints crushed to a fine powder (because the blender), but you can do larger pieces if you want it more like chunks instead of all throughout your cookie.
Next to Samoa’s, Thin Mints are my absolute favorite Girl Scout Cookie – and I love enjoying them as-is and also in these delish pudding cookies. Plus, it makes them go further, so you can take them to a party or get-together without having to use ALL your Thin Mints!