Did you know that Girl Scout troops used to bake the cookies that they sold? In fact, the scouts share their original Girl Scout Cookies recipe with our readers to try at home.
While it is easy enough for most people to polish off a sleeve of today’s Girl Scout cookies in one sitting, occasionally an odd box finds its way to the bottom of the freezer.
Here are some ways to tastefully use up those cookies before the next little Brownie is knocking at your front door.
Peppermint Chip Cheesecake
I love to make cheesecakes and frequently give them as gifts or donate them to fund-raisers. This Peppermint Chip Cheesecake is very popular.
—Gretchen Ely, West Lafayette, Indiana
I need only six ingredients to whip up this fluffy and refreshing Grasshopper Pie. I usually make two of the minty pies for our family, since we’re never satisfied with just one slice.
—LouCinda Zacharias, Spooner, Wisconsin
Mile-High Peppermint Pie
The blend of chocolate and peppermint in this Mile-High Peppermint Pie is simply divine — and so is the frothy meringue topping and rich fudge sauce I drizzle over each slice.
—Nancy Larkin, Maitland, Florida
Festive White Chocolate Cheesecake
A buttery shortbread crust, creamy white chocolate filling and tangy cranberry-raspberry sauce add up to one mouth-watering Festive White Chocolate Cheesecake. Top with whipped cream and berries, and you have a show-stopper that’s bound to win raves.
—Mary Alice Graves, Kempton, Indiana
Chocolate Hazelnut Parfaits
Hazelnut coffee creamer adds great flavor to the chocolate pudding in these special parfaits. Shortbread cookie crumbs and fresh strawberry slices complete the lovely layered Chocolate Hazelnut Parfaits.
—Christy Hinrichs, Parkville, Missouri
Frozen Raspberry Cheesecakes
With the delectable taste of raspberry cheesecake ice cream this pretty layered dessert serves as an elegant ending to almost any meal. A special church friend originally made a version with lime sherbet. I loved the taste, but Frozen Raspberry Cheesecakes is a fun variation.
—Vicki Melies, Elkhorn, Nebraska
Peanut Butter Sandwiches
Peanut Butter Icebox Dessert
Leftover crushed cookies create the yummy crust for this crowd-pleasing Peanut Butter Icebox Dessert. It’s covered with a smooth cream cheese mixture, chocolate pudding and whipped topping for a lovely layered look.
—Nancy Mueller, Bloomington, Minnesota
Peanut Butter Cookie Parfait
You’ll need just three ingredients to assemble the cool, creamy and crunchy Peanut Butter Cookie Parfait. This single-serving sundae is a perfect way to treat yourself … or someone special.
—Jamie Wright, Kalamazoo, Michigan
Peanut Butter Cream Dessert
With a few minor changes to the original cookies-and-cream recipe, I can please the peanut butter lovers in my family. The cook uses instant pudding mix, frozen whipped topping and store-bought sandwich cookies to hurry along preparation of this Peanut Butter Cream Dessert.
—Mary Ann Saam, Cridersville, Ohio
Lemon Surprise Cheesecake
Lemon flavors sparkle throughout this cheesecake, from the crust to the filling to the topping. Build up the edges of the Lemon Surprise Cheesecake to keep the lemon filling right where you want it.
—Karen Chesnut, Clarksburg, California