GRAND RAPIDS, Mich. (WOTV) - Whether you were suckered into buying them from a neighbor, or you were boosting your daughter's sales like me, you probably have a few boxes of Girl Scout cookies in your cupboard. While I love busting open a box of Thin Mints or Samoas (my personal fave), I've always wondered if there are any dessert recipes incorporating these delicious treats? Apparently Rachael Ray was thinking the same thing, because I ran across three to-die-for recipes in this month's issue of "Every Day with Rachael Ray."
If you can keep your cookies in the cupboard long enough, here are three fun recipes to try.
Thin Mint Cookies and Cream Pie
In a food processor, grind 24 Thin Mint cookies. Pulse in ¼ cup melted butter and press evenly into a 9 inch pie plate. Refrigerate for 30 minutes. Whip 1 cup heavy cream with ¾ cup confectioners' sugar until stiff peaks form. Then fold in 12 crushed cookies and spread the mixture into the crust. Top with softly whipped cream and some more crumbled cookies. Slide whole cookies into the filling around the edges.
Trefoil Apple Crisp
Slice 4 apples into 12 wedges each and spread in the bottom of an 8x8 baking dish. Using a fork, mix 12 crushed Trefoil cookies with 1 stick of butter, ½ cup packed light brown sugar, ½ cup granulated sugar and ½ tsp. cinnamon and sprinkle over the apples. Bake at 375 degrees until the topping is golden brown, which is about an hour.
Tagalong Peanut Butter Parfait
Layer 1 cup of vanilla or chocolate ice cream in a parfait glass with ¼ cup chopped nuts, 2 tbsp. of hot fudge sauce and a few crushed Tagalong cookies. Top with whipped cream and stick a cherry on top.
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