Monday, December 26, 2011

Thin Mints without having to kidnap a Girl Scout

So I came home from work the other day and my wife had captured a girl scout.  It was the strangest thing; completely out of character for my wife to be kidnapping poor innocent little children.  I mean, I know she wants lots of kids, but I never thought she would go through such lengths to get one.  So I had to ask, "what the hell are you thinking?"
To which she replied, "She's gonna give me some thin mints if she ever wants to see her parents again!"
"Oh crap," I thought, "She must be pregnant again, she's having cravings..."
Then she started tickling the poor little girl wildly demanding the cookies.  In an effort to save the poor child I dashed into the kitchen and went to work and recreated the cookie perfectly enough to win the little girls freedom.

Ok so I'm full of crap, she actually stumbled across an amazing recipe on pinterest.  I was a bit suspect because of its ease, but on Christmas Eve, I was willing to cheat a bit...and I'm sure glad I did.  Nowhere in my reading did I see anything about it tasting like a thin mint cookie, but it does.  The only difference is this is a soft, chewy, wonderfully amazing cookie, instead of a crunchy wafer.  So I decided to share with you all.

Here's the recipe:
1 Chocolate Box Cake Mix
2 Eggs
1/2 Cup oil
1 Package Andes Mints
Pinch of salt.

Preheat oven to 350.  Combine first 3 ingredients. Roll into balls the size of a large marble.  (optional step: sprinkle about 5 grains of salt on top of each ball...really makes 'em taste more like a thin mint.) Bake for 6-9 minutes (I did 9 minutes).  While they are baking unwrap the Andes mints.  As soon as you pull the cookies from the oven put one mint on top of each cookie.  Let the mint melt real good then smear it around with a spoon. Done!