I love a good cupcake, especially ones that combine one of my favorite cookies with a delicious and moist cupcake. Yummo! One of my most favorite cookies is the Thin Mint from the Girl Scouts. I decided to recreate this famous cookie, and make a cupcake. So let me introduce you to my Thin Mint Cupcakes. When cookie season comes around (and if you love these cookies just as much as I do, you understand what I mean by cookie season) I stock up on as many boxes that will fit in my car. I wanted to recreate the cookie taste in a cupcake and the end results were simply delicious.
A few facts about the Thin Mint cookies from Girl Scouts:
• Thin Mints are a crispy chocolate wafer dipped in mint chocolate.
• Thin Mints are the top selling Girl Scout cookies.
Not only are my Thin Mint Cupcakes delicious, but they are also easy to make. The cupcake is made with chocolate and mint while the icing is made with mint. There is no right or wrong way to make or even frost a cupcake. This is a fun activity that kids can participate in, or can be dressed up for a party or brunch. These cupcakes are simple! All the ingredients you will need are listed below.
To make the cupcake you will need:
• 1 3/4 cup flour
• 2 cups sugar
• 1 cup cocoa
• 1 1/2 tsp baking soda
• 1 1/2 tsp baking powder
• 1 tsp salt
• 2 large eggs
• 1 cup whole milk
• 1/2 cup oil
• 2 tsp mint extract
• 1 cup boiling water
To make the frosting you will need:
• 2 cups unsalted sweet cream butter (softened)
• 5 cups powder sugar
• 2 tsp mint extract
• 8 tbsp heavy whipping cream
• green gel food coloring
Now it’s time for us to make this delicious goodness!
- Preheat your oven to 350 degrees and line your pan with green cupcake liners. Really any color would work, green is just cuter.
- Mix all of the cupcake ingredients together until they are mixed thoroughly. Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
- Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water. Note: the batter may be a little runny, it’s ok. Scoop the batter into the cupcake liners until they are 3/4s full.
- Pop them into the oven for 20 to 25 minutes. You know the drill, stick a toothpick in and if mix comes out, bake a little longer. Let them cool down completely before you try and frost them.
Now, let’s make my homemade frosting!
- Combine all the ingredients, except the gel food coloring, and mix until well combined. If frosting is too thin, add in 1/2 cup of sugar. If frosting is too thick, add in 1 or 2 tbsp of heavy cream. Once your frosting is perfect, add a couple of drops of green food coloring and stir well.
- Spoon the frosting into a pastry bag with a star tip. Frost the cupcakes, starting at the base and working in a circular motion.
- Place a Thin Mint cookie on top.
I hope you love my Thin Mint Cupcakes as much as my family did. If you would like to print out this recipe to keep in your recipe binder, you can use the recipe card below.
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