May Be Silly...

Baking By BellaRosa Updated 17 Jan 2006 , 5:29am by BellaRosa

BellaRosa Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 4:42am
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So the holidays are here & I need room in my freezer. I have 4 boxes of GS Thin mints that have been there for a while. Needing the room...I got a wild hair & thought I might be able to use them in a cake or something. Any ideas? My family is tired of me pulling them out to just be eaten so I need to find something that I can get rid of them & they won't figure it out! lol

Has anyone ever used them for cakes or cheesecakes? I thought maybe a peppermint cake or cheesecake (not sure how that would taste icon_wink.gif ). Anyone ever done this? I have got to make room for all my baking I am starting next week for Christmas.

Bella Rosa

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mamafrogcakes Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 4:46am
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That's not silly....I thought you were coming on here to admit that you just went ahead and ate the 4 boxes! That would make room too! icon_biggrin.gif
I think they sound great in a cheesecake. There's really no "filling" in them so they would crumble nicely!

VACakelady Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 4:47am
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You can just send them to me and I'll find a suitable use for them. Mmmm, thin mints!!! I didn't get any GS cookies this year.

jdelectables Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 4:59am
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They would be great as a crust for peppermint cheesecake. I just made a great no-bake one this weekend. You could also garnish the cheesecake with the crumbs.

TexasSugar Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 5:42am
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I had an oreo cake recipe once. I'm pretty sure it was just a doctored cake using with pudding and egg and crushed oreos in it. I wouldn't see why you couldn't use those for something like that.

Or you could crush them up and mix them with buttercream or whipcream and use as a filling.

Cake_Geek Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 12:39pm
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They would make a great crunchy filling layer in an ice cream cake or on ice cream period!

cakecre8tor Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 12:41pm
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I just melt them now and poured them over brownies and then let it harden again - YUMMYYYYY!!!

m0use Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 1:07pm
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You could make candy like treat with them, crush the cookies up, mix them into softened cream cheese, form little balls, put in fridge to firm up, meanwhile melt down white chocolate chips, and then dip the formed balls into the melted white chocolate and then allow the dipped balls to set up...I have had these with oreo cookies once or twice and they are to die for!

MrsMissey Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 1:45pm
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..there you go m0use! That sounds like the perfect thing to do with them!!

ntertayneme Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 1:52pm
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Mmmm m0use, you're making my mouth water!! That sounds so yummy!

BellaRosa Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 3:05pm
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Thank you guys so much! Yep I am so hungry now! lol
Mamafrog - I have eaten so many. I am ashamed to admit exactly how many! lol I never have had them left until Christmas GS cookies go on sale again in January so I need to eat these before I buy more. lol

jdelectables - do you have a recipe for your peppermint cheescake? I would love to try it!

M0use - you know how to make a girl hungry! lol Those sound so good!

TY Everbody!

MrsMissey Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 7:20pm
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jdelectables..I would love the recipe for the peppermint cheescake too! icon_smile.gif

betycrker Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 7:25pm
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I'm thinking if you're making cheesecake use chocolate wafers to make the crust and then sprinkle the crushed thin mints on top of the chocolate crust then add the cheesecake filling.

Devonee Posted 8 Dec 2005 , 7:27pm
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I crushed up some chocolate mint cookies then mixed them with buttercream to make a filling and everyone loved it. Now that you have so many yummy ideas you are going to need more mints!

BellaRosa Posted 9 Dec 2005 , 12:52am
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yep Devonee, looks like I am going to have to stock up again next year for next Christmas! lol

Peggy Posted 9 Dec 2005 , 1:46am
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I do a filling in cakes that would be good with your thin mints.
Just crumble your cookies in a food processor or by yourself in a bag, then mix them with a whole tub of cool whip. You may need more depending on the amount of filling you want. Chocolate cake would be good with that, really anything sounds pretty good.

Peggy Posted 9 Dec 2005 , 1:48am
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I do a filling in cakes that would be good with your thin mints.
Just crumble your cookies in a food processor or by yourself in a bag, then mix them with a whole tub of cool whip. You may need more depending on the amount of filling you want. Chocolate cake would be good with that, really anything sounds pretty good.

jdelectables Posted 10 Dec 2005 , 3:49am
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Here's the Peppermint Cheesecake recipe:

1 1/4 c. chocolate wafer or oreo cookie crumbs
1/4 c. sugar
1/4 c. butter or marg, melted
1 (8 oz.) pkg. cream cheese, softened
1 (14 oz.) can sweetened condensed milk
1 c. crushed hard peppermint candy
2 c. whipping cream or cool whip

Stir together first 3 ingredients; press into bottom and 1 inch up sides of a 9-inch springform pan. Set aside.
Beat cream cheese at med. speed until creamy. Gradually add condensed milk, beating until smooth. Stir in candy.
Beat whipping cream until soft peaks form; gently fold whipped cream into cream cheese mixture. Pour into prepared pan. Cover and freeze 6 hours or until firm. Gently run a knife around edge of cheesecake to release sides of pan; carefully remove pan just before serving.

This was excellent. I actually used cool whip instead of the whipping cream and it tasted great.


BellaRosa Posted 10 Dec 2005 , 9:52pm
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YUMMY!!! That does sound so good! I think I have a new dessert for tomorrow night. lol

MontiBellesBakery Posted 10 Dec 2005 , 10:10pm
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Paula Deen made cookies on her show with something similar to thin mints. She make sugar cookie dough and shaped it into a roll and put them in the fridge to chill.

Once chilled, she sliced about a 1/4" slice for the bottom, put the cookie on it, and put a 1/4" slice on the top. Then she brushed them with egg (she used the whole eggs beaten) and topped them with pecans and baked them.

They looked wonderful and easy.

Cakemaster26 Posted 10 Dec 2005 , 10:11pm
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OT-love your avitar!!

m0use Posted 11 Dec 2005 , 1:43pm
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When I was writing about those cookie balls (that's the only thing I can think of what to call them) I made my own mouth water...they are soooo good. Ok, now I gotta make some! icon_eek.gif

icon_biggrin.gif I found the email from the guy who brought the treats into work!
Here ya go!


really simple even i could do it
1 package oreos
1 pack cream cheese
smash up oreos
mix together with mixer and dip in melted white chocolate
hersheys now has white chocolate chips that what i used.

BellaRosa Posted 17 Jan 2006 , 5:29am
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Thank you everyone that helped me out! I cleared all my thin mints out & just in tie to buy more. lol Everyone loved the cookie balls and peppermint cheesecake. I already have orders for next Christmas. whoo hoo

ty again

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