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Thursday, March 1

Girl Scout Cookie Cupcakes!!!!!!!

As you know I own a cupcake bakery, but you may not know that I LOVE Girl Scout cookies.  I would eat boxes and boxes except Hubby doesn't let me.  LOL  So I decided to combine my loves into Girl Scout cupcakes.  I picked 5 variety of cookies: Thin Mints, Savannah Smiles, Tagalong, Do-Si-Do, and Samoas. 

I also think that the first step to cooking or baking is he Semi-Homemade approach.  Take a box cake mix or dinner kit and spice it up and make it your own!  So instead of posting a bunch of recipes, I decided to instead post a way to take either box mix or your fave cake recipe and make it Girl Scout cookie flavor.

Thin Mints!!  Start with chocolate cake batter that is ready to be scooped.  Using a standard ice cream scoop, fill it about 3/4 full with batter and place in cupcake tin.  Then crush some Thin Mint cookies {KID job!!}and sprinkle on top of the batter.  Bake as directed.  For the frosting take a plain vanilla or if you are making homemade buttercream {2 sticks butter, around 3 cups powder sugar, and 3 tablespoons milk makes an awesome frosting} leave it plain- just butter and sugar and add about a cup of crushed Thin Mints cookies.  BEST frosting ever!!!  Frost cooled cupcakes with the frosting and sprinkle with more  crushed Thin Mints.

Do-Si-Dos!!!  This one is really easy.  Make vanilla batter and after scooping into cupcake pan, sprinkle 5-6 peanut butter chips on the batter.  For the frosting it is a peanut butter frosting.  You take a vanilla can frosting and add about 1/2 cup peanut butter.  Or you could make the buttercream and add about 1/2 cup of peanut butter.  Frost the cooled cupcakes and add 1/2 a Do-Si-Do on top.

The Savannah Smiles!!  Make lemon cake batter and add a sprinkle of fresh lemon zest to the top of each scooped cupcake.  Then either  use a tub of cream cheese frosting or make you own {if you make the above butter cream use 1 stick of butter and one 8oz cream cheese brick} add to the frosting more lemon zest {about 1 lemon} and a teaspoon or 2 of lemon juice.  I also add a few drops of yellow food color to make it look festive!!  Frost you cooled cupcakes and let sit 20 minutes or so.  Then dust the top with powdered sugar.  

Tagalongs!!  Make chocolate cake batter and just like for the Do-Si-Do's add peanut butter chips.  then we are frosting with the same peanut butter frosting.  Then put in the freezer for 15-20 minutes.  We are going to dip them into a chocolate ganache and if the frosting isn't frozen to the cake it may jump "ship" and land in your ganache.  Best ganache {I have found} is 1 1/2 cups chocolate chips and 1 cup heavy cream. Heat cream {on stove top} until bubbles start to form around edge.  Then pour cream over chocolate chips and let sit 1 minute.  Mix up til smooth and creamy.  Take cupcakes out of freezer and dip into slightly cooled ganache.  Try not to eat all of them!!

If you have made it this far you are a maser baker!!  So now comes the mother load: Samoas!!!!!!!  By far my fave Girl scout cookie!!  Make regular vanilla cupcakes and bake as directed.  When cooled, core and fill with caramel.  I use a large round piping tip to core them but the handle of a wooden spoon works just as well.  You want a thick caramel so I suggest either making your own or buying Hershey's Caramel Topping {has a silver lid}.  That's what I use when I am too lazy or busy to make my own caramel.  Then you need to dunk them in the chocolate ganache from the Tagalongs.  Then sprinkle then with sweetened coconut {toasted or un-toasted; it's up to you} and drizzle with more of the caramel.

And it is just that easy!!  So what are you going to be making? One of my select flavors or a different one? Girl Scout cookies are available in 11 flavors so you have plenty to choose from!!  I would love to see your ideas or pictures of any Girl Scout cupcakes you make!!  You can post a link in comments  or post a picture on my facebook wall.


Blogger SaraJane said...

How about you send me 37 dozen of the Samoas? Thanks!

March 1, 2012 at 1:22 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Only 37... Are you sure? SQUASHY!!

March 1, 2012 at 2:53 PM  
Blogger penguinsandladybugs said...

I'm pretty sure I drooled on my keyboard. YUM-O! How fun to make these cupcakes! Did you notice they changed the names of the Samoas this year? Can't even remember what they call them now....nice to see you KNOW your GS cookies ;)

March 1, 2012 at 7:31 PM  
Blogger My SoCal Life said...

oh my word, it's 9:45pm and i could eat every single one of those !!

March 2, 2012 at 12:45 AM  
Blogger My SoCal Life said...

oh my word, it's 9:45pm and i could eat every single one of those !!

March 2, 2012 at 12:46 AM  
Blogger Jill said...

Oh those cupcakes look devine!!!! particularly the Samoas!
Thanks for sharing these!

March 2, 2012 at 2:49 AM  
Blogger Kristin Hodnett said...

I am not a good baker, but I will have to give all of these a try. I don't even know which ones to start with. Who would have thought you could make girl scout cookies even better?

March 2, 2012 at 7:39 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Here in TN they left them the same. I think. LOL I had a box but ate them all. Hmm now I want to go buy another box to see if they did change the name and I just missed it.

March 2, 2012 at 10:09 AM  
Blogger Allison said...

Good Luck! Like I said the best way to start is just grab a box mix and make it awesome!!

March 2, 2012 at 10:10 AM  
Blogger Starlene said...

Ooooohhhh, these are gorgeous! I am unable to eat gluten but my husband will love them. And it's Girl Scout time, so thanks for sharing this timely post with us!

March 2, 2012 at 10:45 AM  
Blogger Hopkins family said...

They all look delicious but I won't be making any anytime soon. Baking is not my forte. I really wish you well in your business endeavors.

March 2, 2012 at 11:09 AM  
Blogger My Little Bit of Life said...

These look divine. I think the peanut butter frosting might change my mind about frosting. I love the "Semi-Homemade" way. Great ideas, thanks so much.

March 2, 2012 at 3:52 PM  
Blogger Katy said...

My fav cookies are the shortbread ones. How to make cupcakes out of that?! I also love Samoas and yours look much better than the fru-fru ones I ate recently--too much coconut and not enough cupcake.

March 2, 2012 at 4:15 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yummy, these all look nice! I think I'd love to try the peanut butter ones. I sometimes make peanut butter cookies and they are huguely popular! The cupcake version sounds great too.

March 2, 2012 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Eschelle said...

man this makes me want to live in teh states, our girl guides have the crappiest cookies...

March 2, 2012 at 6:46 PM  
Blogger Victoria M said...

Oh I love the Thin Mint GS cookies! I will give this a try thanks for the recipe.

March 2, 2012 at 9:35 PM  
Blogger Tony Greene said...

How about a baker's dozen sent here too?

March 3, 2012 at 11:36 AM  
Blogger Erin O'Riordan said...

This is a brilliant idea! Though, personally, I'm a little burnt out on Girl Scout Cookies, having two Girl Scout nieces.

March 3, 2012 at 1:28 PM  
Blogger About JollyJilly said...

I have just started making cupcakes so I will love to try this out. I am always thinking of making them more interesting. thank you for sharing it looks yummy

March 3, 2012 at 3:08 PM  
Blogger Busy Mom on the Go said...

These look delicious!! I love the idea of using girl scout cookies on a cupcake - it actually sounds like you described my perfect heaven! We are looking for cute and creative recipes like this one at Busy Mom on the Go. If you would like an opportunity to be a guest blogger please submit to contactus @ busymomonthego (dot) com.

March 3, 2012 at 4:39 PM  
Blogger Jamie O. said...

Yum, I want to try them all. Thanks.

March 3, 2012 at 8:05 PM  
Blogger Kangaroo Mama said...

OMG, those look way too yummy to be only read on a computer! If you're ever looking for a taste tester, my family and I are here for your testing needs...we're totally sacrificial like that! Thank you for sharing the creative recipes and hope to see more from you!

March 3, 2012 at 8:17 PM  
Blogger Robin said...

You must have had so much fun thinking up these clever cupcakes! I'll bet they were tasty, too. Do you have any left?

March 3, 2012 at 9:57 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

oh my goodness these looks absolutely delicious. Tagalongs are my favorite, so I might have to try this one out.

March 3, 2012 at 11:14 PM  
Blogger Changes Next Exit said...

Oh my gosh, those all look delicious!

March 3, 2012 at 11:26 PM  
Blogger Jewellz said...

They look nice.

March 4, 2012 at 2:10 AM  
Blogger Julie said...

My favs are the Thin Mints. I can't make these because I would eat every last one of them in one sitting.

March 4, 2012 at 10:40 AM  
Blogger Glenda said...

WOW how neat to own a bakery I would be so fat I could not walk. I think I will just buy all the items to make them all and invite the girls over and we have a huge party and make cookies and just relax and have fun thanks to you.

March 4, 2012 at 1:36 PM  
Blogger QueenB said...

thin mints are my weakness.

and i have to be on the red carpet for chimpanzee in like 6 weeks so i guess i'm going to make your cupcakes after my trip!?!

March 4, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Mrs. Accountability said...

I think my family would enjoy the Thin Mint ones, but the Savannah Smiles cupcakes look really delicious. You have a cupcake bakery? Wow! That is so cool and now we know why your cupcakes look so professional. :-)

March 4, 2012 at 4:56 PM  
Blogger Viva said...

Fantastic ideas! I'm going to bookmark this and try the thin mint ones.
-Viva recently posted Homemade Pizza Dough

March 4, 2012 at 6:20 PM  
Blogger Warrior MAMA said...

I am so sending this link to my cupcake obsessed friend! What a great idea!


March 4, 2012 at 8:26 PM  
Blogger Anjanette said...

I haven't had girl scout cookies in years and years, but my mom and I LOVED thin mints while I was growing up - we'd buy a dozen boxes a year and freeze them. :)

March 5, 2012 at 10:08 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

i used to sell those things when i was a kid - and NOW we get the recipe..... :D

March 5, 2012 at 1:57 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

You are torturing me! Stop it, stop it! I am 20 weeks preggers and they ALL look great to me. YUM YUM YUM!!

March 5, 2012 at 3:37 PM  
Blogger UntrainedHairMom said...

Oh my gosh..these sound awesome! My fave's are the thin mints and tag a longs!

March 5, 2012 at 6:39 PM  
Blogger Amanda said...

Fabulous. I just gained 5 pounds. Thank you.

March 5, 2012 at 6:48 PM  
Blogger life...just saying said...

Such a good idea. The Tagalongs are def calling my name.

March 5, 2012 at 7:28 PM  
Blogger Dawn Storey said...

Oh. My. I totally want every one of these cupcakes! Wow. Thank you for sharing these great ideas! I'm just glad pictures on the screen have no calories!

March 5, 2012 at 8:42 PM  
Blogger Emily said...

Wow!! Those all look so amazing. My girls will be in love. :)

March 5, 2012 at 9:37 PM  
Blogger Kerry Fountain said...

YUM! This has been the first year in probably over 10 years that we do not know someone selling girl scout cookies. While I definitely miss the cookies I am also somewhat thankful that we don't have to buy any this year too!

I might have to try your samoas cupcakes though. They are hands down our favorite girl scout cookie.

March 6, 2012 at 10:56 AM  
Blogger Corinne Rodrigues said... tempted me to go out and get some cupcakes which I'm not supposed to eat!

March 6, 2012 at 11:29 AM  
Blogger Nikki said...

Oh wow, those all look amazing!! Now I need to run out and grab more Girl Scout cookies before they're gone for the year.

March 6, 2012 at 1:53 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Better hurry. Sales end 3/11!!

March 6, 2012 at 2:12 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

At least they were virtual pounds!!

March 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Baby wants some cupcakes. LOL ;)

March 6, 2012 at 2:13 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Thanks! Our bakery is lots of fun but lots of hard work and long hours. The secret to piping frosting is the bigger the tip the easier it is to pipe!!

March 6, 2012 at 2:24 PM  
Blogger Allison said...

Thank you so much for your sacrifice. LOL Luckily with 5 kids, we always have someone around to taste things!!

March 6, 2012 at 2:25 PM  
Blogger Unknown said...

I will have to try to make some of these cupcakes. My kids love cupcakes and the Samoas my mother in law would love. Thanks for the great recipes

March 6, 2012 at 2:58 PM  
Blogger Deedra Hickman said...

oh yummy! I wish you were my neighbor so I could help you taste test those!

March 6, 2012 at 3:54 PM  
Blogger Adelina Priddis said...

Oh yummy yummy yummy!! Hubs won't even let me buy girl scout cookies, lol. But I may just have to to make some of these. Thin mints are by far my face girl scout cookie.

March 6, 2012 at 7:12 PM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

Yum! I just finished off the last box of girl scout cookies - it's nice to have these recipes for when you can't get them.

March 6, 2012 at 7:36 PM  
Blogger Steph said...

These look sooooo good. Thin mints are my favorite. Yummy Yummy Yummy!!!

March 6, 2012 at 8:49 PM  
Blogger Kecia said...

I love the idea of turning the girl scout cookies into cupcakes! I really only like the Trefoils, but my family would love these recipes.

March 6, 2012 at 9:22 PM  
Blogger Dianna@practicing frugal said...

Oh how I love Samoas. The cupcakes look awesome.

March 7, 2012 at 12:32 AM  
Blogger The Cookinglady said...

Your cupcakes look fantastic, great idea. I haven't had gs cookies in years, and I was a girl scout myself. Great post, will be back to check out more of your recipes

March 7, 2012 at 8:14 AM  
Blogger Britni @ Our Eventual Homestead said...

Ooh, perfect timing! I have a few boxes of Thin Mints in the freezer!

March 7, 2012 at 9:24 AM  
Blogger Suzy Myers said...

Yum! And to run a bakery! Awesome! Thanks so much for the great baking ideas!


March 7, 2012 at 10:21 AM  
Anonymous Anonymous said...

I could eat a whole box of thin mints in a day, will definitely have to try the recipe, thanks!

March 7, 2012 at 11:16 AM  
Blogger Allie Rambles said...

It is that time of the year!! My daughter is a Girl Scout Cadette. And frankly, don't tell anyone, I don't like GS cookies. I love cookies but homemade. I am thankful every year that my taste-buds don;t crave them. Because a case of Thin Mints is downstairs right now in the freezer.

BUT those cupcakes look real yummy! i can "do" GS cookies if I had the cupcakes ever year. LOL.


March 7, 2012 at 1:04 PM  
Blogger bakergirl said...

OH how creative. I will have to follow you. I am always up for new ideas in the baking catagory. Lets share some recipes. Thanks for being so creative and showing us that there are alternatives to the every day cupcakes. Blessings.

March 7, 2012 at 2:29 PM  
Blogger Becca said...

You have talent! These look absolutely delicious. Samoas are my favorite too. :)

March 7, 2012 at 3:01 PM  
Blogger Wendy said...

YUM! Your cupcakes look super tasty!

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March 7, 2012 at 3:51 PM  
Blogger KC said...

I love Samoas! My fav too! I need buy some girlscout cookies here soon before they stop selling them. Gotta try your recipes! Yum!

March 7, 2012 at 4:19 PM  
Blogger Maura said...

I just ate the last of my thin mints today! I should have saved them for these cupcakes! YUM!

March 7, 2012 at 4:22 PM  
Blogger Katie said...

I love it. Do-si-Do's are my all time favorite cookie. I will have to try that recipe out.

March 7, 2012 at 8:38 PM  
Blogger Layne said...

drooooooool...samoa cupcakes

March 7, 2012 at 9:12 PM  
Blogger Michelle said...

Wow you are awesome! I'm hungry now!

March 7, 2012 at 9:21 PM  
Blogger Yannie said...

Those really looks delicious and I'm drooling. Oh I should start making cupcake to ease my craving.

March 7, 2012 at 9:27 PM  
Blogger Just Jaime said...

I love Tag-a-Longs, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas and Thin Mints. I'll take some of all of them please!

March 7, 2012 at 9:50 PM  
Blogger Carrie said...

They all look great, but Samoas are definitely my favorite!! Can't wait to try making the cupcakes!

March 8, 2012 at 9:53 AM  
Blogger Tiffany said...

WOW! Those look amazing!

March 8, 2012 at 1:30 PM  
Blogger marye~ said...

You are truly evil! I'll take two of everything!

March 8, 2012 at 6:13 PM  
Blogger tonyknuckles said...

I'll have all of what's shown on the page and more...please?

March 8, 2012 at 9:54 PM  
Blogger Stephanie said...

wow. Thanks for showing how easy it is to adjust a simple item (boxed cake mix) and make something wonderful. Sounds soo good.

March 8, 2012 at 11:27 PM  
Blogger SalemMomma said...

Ok, you owe me a new keyboard! This one is absolutely covered in drool! lol Thanks for sharing, I'm so trying at least one of these! Maybe the Thin Mints one, since I'm the only one who likes those... ;)

March 9, 2012 at 2:19 AM  
Blogger AMBER EDWARDS said...

WOW, those are definitely PIN able! And you included all of my favorite girl Scout cookies!

March 10, 2012 at 8:23 PM  
Blogger LaVonne @ Long Wait said...

I love those cookies! And making cupcakes with them? Yummy! I will Pin this post for sure, since I have a cupcake board on Pinterest.

March 10, 2012 at 11:51 PM  
Blogger mymothermode said...

Oh how I do miss those old cookie names. We have a garage stocked with my daughter's GS cookies for sale and I can't wait for the temptation to leave! Also, at $4 a box, I appreciate that not all of these recipes use the actual cookies.

March 16, 2012 at 2:26 PM  

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