Girl Scout Thin Mint Scones

Thursday, March 8, 2012

Thin Mint Scones
Girl Scout Thin Mint Scones

My friend's daughters were selling Girl Scout cookies. My favorite time of the year! I helped them and left the order form out at work (along with this cute photo of the girls!) and sold 81 boxes of cookies at a couple work places! Um, I may or may not have purchased a bunch of said cookies. You know, supporting youth. I'm all for it.
Thin Mint Scones
Cream scones. Thin Mints. Match made in baking heaven!

Thin Mint Scones
I made the scones in the evening and cut them into 16 small squares. I put them on this 1/4 sheet pan and wrapped it tightly with plastic wrap. Then I froze them overnight. In the morning, you can just pop them in the oven (spread out on two 1/2 sheet pans) for a little longer than the recipe's recommended baking time. In my rush, I forgot to put the egg wash and sanding sugar on the scones before baking so your finished scone may look a bit different.

Thin Mint Scones
I chopped up less than one sleeve of Thin Mints (about 12-14 cookies). It was a little less than 1 cup...enough to give a Thin Mint taste with a few cookies remaining to eat while they bake! :)

Thin Mint Scones
Adapted from: Cream Scones from the Art and Soul of Baking (page 152). This is a very good book - find it on Amazon or in your library.

2 cups (10 oz) all-purpose flour
1/4 cup (1 3/4 oz) granulated sugar
2 1/2 t baking powder
1/4 t salt
1 stick butter (4 oz) (cold, cut into pieces)
1 cup (8 oz) heavy whipping cream (cold)
3/4-1 c chopped Thin Mint cookies (about 12-14 cookies) (less than 1 sleeve of Thin Mints (2012 box size))

Topping
1 egg, lightly beaten
2 T sanding sugar or granulated sugar

1. Preheat over to 425 degrees
2. Mix together dry ingredients.
3. Using a pastry cutter, two knives or your fingers (I use my fingers), cut in the butter. (The book uses a food processor, but I like to make scones by hand...less to clean up!)
4. Add whipping cream and chocolate chips. Blend together quickly (I use my hands and/or a spatula). Do not overmix.
5. Shape into a round or square.
6. Cut into shapes.
7. Place on parchment or Silpat covered baking sheet. Brush with egg wash. Sprinkle with sugar.
8. Bake for 14-16 minutes (depending on your oven) until golden brown and delicious. I cut my smaller and got 16 scones.

Other Thin Mint cookie baking ideas...

Girl Scout Thin Mint Brownies
Thin Mint Brownies

Thin Mint Pancakes
Thin Mint Brownies

Girl Scout Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes
Thin Mint Cupcakes
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14 comments:

The Mom Chef said... [Reply to comment]

I don't know that cream scone recipe, but I made one from Martha Stewart last month and fell in love with it. If they're at all similar, the addition of Thin Mints would be wonderful! I do appreciate your tip about making them the night before too. I see freshly baked scones in my near morning future!

Esi said... [Reply to comment]

Omg, I want all of these right now.

Bookish at Breakfast said... [Reply to comment]

Wow, this looks so good--Great uses for Thin mints!

wendy (pinkstripes) said... [Reply to comment]

Thin Mint Scones?! Genius. They look great!

Sara said... [Reply to comment]

Such a fun idea! I love scones, and what could be better than adding thin mints! :)

ButterYum said... [Reply to comment]

Honestly, you come up with some of the most wonderful recipes. I guess I'm going to have to hunt down some thin mint cookies now.

:)
ButterYum

Sis. Boom. said... [Reply to comment]

Mary! Thank you so much for this post! This year I got so P'd off reading about various Girl Scout Cookie boycotts and the like that I plunked down $100 for GS cookies TWICE. So I had 50 boxes of cookies to deal with. lol. Most of them went to the nurses and med techs at a local hospital but I still have 10 boxes in the garage tempting me. I'll be making these in a few minutes to take to work tomorrow for all my mates who are missing their one hour of sleep.

Jesica @ Pencil Kitchen said... [Reply to comment]

I absolutely love those girls scouts cookies. There's just something about them that gets you addicted.

Carrie said... [Reply to comment]

My son would love the Thin Mint pancakes! Thanks for sharing! We have just posted a couple of our own pancake favorites... you should check them out
http://thedealgirls.com/2012/03/chocolate-frosted-pancakes/

Danguole said... [Reply to comment]

Ah! Brilliant! Not that I NEED an excuse to have Thin Mints for breakfast, but, you know... This helps.

Eliana said... [Reply to comment]

I love me some thin mints and now I know what I am going to do when I get my order soon, as opposed to just devouring them straight from the box.

Christina said... [Reply to comment]

I love the perfectly square shape of these scones! Now if only I had any Girl Scout cookie.s

nerdybaker said... [Reply to comment]

Don't get me wrong, the idea of Thin Mint Scones is exciting but I just love the look of your scones. Probably the prettiest I have seen. I am not really a scone lover and have been looking for one to suit me and I think I have found it, thank you!

Rachel said... [Reply to comment]

oh my goodness you are a mad genius (in the best possible way). these look awesome!

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