Batesville Herald Tribune, Batesville, Indiana


January 25, 2007

Chefs create desserts inspired by Girl Scout cookies



The Cookie House


One or more package (depending on taste) each (Caramel DeLites, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs and any kind of graham crackers)

1 pound powdered sugar

1/4 teaspoon cream of tartar

3 egg whites

Royal icing:

Combine one pound of powdered sugar, one-fourth teaspoon cream of tartar and 3 egg whites. Beat slowly until stiff peaks form. To apply icing, use a pastry bag or a plastic bag with a hole cut in the bottom corner.


Use royal icing to glue graham crackers together to build the frame for your cookie house. Use the remaining icing to attach Caramel DeLites, Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs and other sweets.

— Little Brownie Bakers

Bogie’s Chocolate Decadent Pie


1 1/4 cups Thin Mints, crushed

11/4 cups Trefoils, crushed

1/4 cup sugar

1/3 cup butter, melted

11/2 cups milk chocolate chips

11/2 cups white chocolate chips

11/2 cups sweetened condensed milk

11/2 teaspoons vanilla extract

11/2 cups fresh whipping cream


Preheat oven to 375 degrees.

Crust: Spray the inside of a 9-inch pie pan with nonstick cooking spray. In a bowl, combine shortbread cookie crumbs, sugar and melted butter. Press mixture firmly into sprayed pie pan, covering bottom and sides. Bake five to seven minutes. Set aside to cool.

Filling: In a microwave-safe bowl, combine milk chocolate chips, 1/2 cup condensed milk, and 1/2 teaspoon vanilla. Microwave for two minutes on medium power. Alternately combine all ingredients and melt in double boiler. Stir until all chips are melted and pour into bottom of cooled crust. Set in refrigerator while preparing second layer.

For second layer, repeat above process using the vanilla chips. Pour over milk chocolate layer. Set in refrigerator while preparing top layer of whipped cream.

Pour whipped cream over the top, then sprinkle/decorate with Thin Mint cookies.

— Little Brownie Bakers

Mocha-Caramel DeLite Zuccotto

This dessert consists of four separately prepared elements that are assembled together at the end of the recipe.

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