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Thin Mint Pie

by Jamie on March 31, 2011

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For as long as I can remember, I’ve always looked forward to Girl Scout Season for one simple reason: Thin Mints. Although they aren’t the most sophisticated of cookies, they remind me of my dad and his lifelong love affair with these crisp, chocolate bites of minty goodness. I remember him ordering huge quantities of cookies and shoving our freezer full of those green boxes.

When we were kids, Jared and I much preferred the peanut butter sandwich cookies and could easily polish off an entire box in one afternoon. In fact, those Do-si-dos are one of the only ways that I am able to down milk without it being poured on cereal.

As I grew older, my tastes sophisticated (hah!) and chocolate with mint has become one of my favorite ways to enjoy chocolate. So when my co-worker presented me his daughter’s Girl Scout order form, I took a cue from my dad and decided to stock pile some Thin Mints in hopes of using them as a base for a few desserts here on MBA. Yeah, I’m pretty certain that I bought more than I’ll actually incorporate into baked goods, but it’s pretty easy to write a check when it means support for a good cause. I’ve actually tried it hide the remaining cookies from myself, but that’s not working out so well… I can’t imagine why!

This pie truly couldn’t be more simple. It’s a no bake recipe, which is always a bonus when a weekday craving hits. This Thin Mint Pie recipe starts out with a Thin Mint crust which is a seriously amazing foundation for a layer of cream cheese filling that is brimming with chopped Thin Mint Cookies. Top each slice with a dollop of whipped cream a few more cookie crumbs and you’ll be well on your way to enjoying a slice of minty bliss.

Links to More Girl Scout Cookie Inspired Recipes:

Tagalong Trifles from My Baking Addiction
Homemade Do-si-dos from Food For My Family
Samoa Truffles from Confessions of a Cookbook Queen

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Thin Mint Pie

March 31st, 2011

Yield: 8 servings

Ingredients:

45 Thin Mint Cookies, divided use
1/4 cup (1/2 stick) butter, melted
1 pkg. (8 oz.) cream cheese, room temperature
1/3 cup sugar
8 ounces thawed Cool Whip Topping

Directions:

1. Place 24 Thin Mints into the bowl of a food processor and pulse until the cookies have been crushed into fine crumbs; mix with butter until well blended.

2. Press firmly onto bottom and up sides of 9-inch pie plate. Refrigerate crust while preparing filling.

3. Coursely chop the remaining (21) cookies; set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl with electric mixer on medium speed until light and fluffy. Add chopped cookies and whipped topping; folding gently until well blended. Spoon into prepared crust.

4. Refrigerate at least 2 hours or until firm. Garnish with whipped topping and additional cookie crumbs.

Notes:

- Pie will store covered in the refrigerator for up to two days.
- If you don't have access to Thin Mints, Mint or Plain Oreos can be substituted or Keebler makes their own version, called Grasshoppers.
- Recipe adapted from Kraft.


{ 46 comments… read them below or add one }

Sherry Greek March 31, 2011 at 5:26 pm

This looks so tasty! I would love to make this decadent treat=)

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Tina March 31, 2011 at 5:29 pm

I made Thin Mint Cupcakes yesterday ;)

Tis the season, eh?

This looks yummy.

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Brian @ A Thought For Food March 31, 2011 at 5:33 pm

I definitely prefer thin mints frozen… i spend a good while gnawing on them. Weird habit, I know… but it’s so much fun.

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Amy | She Wears Many Hats March 31, 2011 at 5:48 pm

Oh my word… I could eat a whole one of these by myself.

I could.

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Maris(In Good Taste) March 31, 2011 at 6:00 pm

My goodness, this looks fantastic! As a former Girl Scout and cookie lover anything with thin mint is great with me!

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Leslie March 31, 2011 at 6:20 pm

Ohhh Yum. I love the fact that is is NO-BAKE! I have too many boxes of Thin Mints in my freezer right now. I made some thin mint truffles and made a video on how I feel about the Girl Scouts!!! http://tinyurl.com/4hzhsau

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Cathy March 31, 2011 at 6:41 pm

I wonder if I can track down any lingering girl scouts to snag a few boxes of Thin Mints so I can make this.. hmm..

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Bec March 31, 2011 at 7:32 pm

This looks so yum!

1 little question though… what actually is a thin mint? Is it the same as a mint slice biscuit? We have them here in Australia, but I have never heard of thin mints?

Bec

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Sylvie @ Gourmande in the Kitchen March 31, 2011 at 7:33 pm

Thin Mints, Do-si-dos and Samoas are the top 3 for me. I don’t know why these cookies have such a hold over me, must be the anticipation of them only being available once a year.

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Pretty. Good. Food. March 31, 2011 at 8:49 pm

I’m not ashamed to say my mouth is watering now :)
Great recipe and gorgeous photos!!!!

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Aimee @ Simple Bites March 31, 2011 at 8:52 pm

Cookies…in PIE? Yes please!!

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Paula B. March 31, 2011 at 10:07 pm

I’m giving up or in or whatever, I am never going to lose anymore weight. I have decided to move next door to you and just be your chief sampler, and no, I am not a stalker, just a (dessert-loving) retired teacher. So email me your address and I will let my husband know we are moving,uh, is there a house in the neighborhood up for sale??? BTW That pie looks sinfully good!

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Laura March 31, 2011 at 10:26 pm

Oh. My. God. I’ve adored those thin mints my whole life and despite the sophisticasization (lol) of my own tastes I still love those things. My dad stockpiled them also! This pie looks awesome.

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Jen March 31, 2011 at 11:26 pm

I was my daughter’s Girl Scout leader for several years, and after 3 years of having a living room FULL of Girl Scout cookies I swore up and down I never wanted to see another one so long as I lived. But every year now (she’s no longer a Girl Scout) I get sucked into those sweet little faces at the grocery store and buy way more Thin Mints than a girl could possibly need! Thank heavens they freeze well! Great recipe…

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Vimitha April 1, 2011 at 12:25 am

No-bake pie looks so yummy, rich and mouth watering…

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Connie the cookie monster April 1, 2011 at 1:24 am

aw, no more peanut butter :(

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Shelby April 1, 2011 at 2:17 am

MMmm! I love girl scout cookies and thin mints are of course, the tried and true classic. This recipe looks like a great variation on their flavors! Thank you!

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Katrina April 1, 2011 at 5:31 am

This is such a great idea. I too have always loved enjoying thin mints with my dad. This pie will make him swoon!

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Robyn | Add a Pinch April 1, 2011 at 7:31 am

Oh my word! What a great idea for a pie.

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Mackenzie@The Caramel Cookie April 1, 2011 at 7:32 am

Thin mints are one of my favorite Girl Scout cookies too. I love how this pie is no-bake!

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Tracy April 1, 2011 at 8:29 am

Amazing use of girl scout cookies, hehe. LOVE this pie!

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Brooke (Baking with Basil) April 1, 2011 at 8:40 am

You are making me wish I had a stockpile of these cookies. Thin mints never last long enough in our house. Great no bake recipe!!

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Gina @Addicted Baker April 1, 2011 at 9:51 am

Who doesn’t love thin mints? Best girl scout cookies ever! When my friend asked me to buy, I did and made some cookies with them. Try them if you get the chance: http://theaddictedbaker.blogspot.com/2011/02/amazing-chocolate-cookies-with-thin.html

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Kiersten April 1, 2011 at 10:24 am

Wow! these look delicious! cant wait to test out the recipe! my family LOVES thinmints!
Thanks again for the outstanding recipes!!

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Squash Blossom Babies April 1, 2011 at 11:33 am

Oh my gosh this looks so good! Why did I give up chocolate for lent!?!

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Jaida April 1, 2011 at 12:05 pm

YUM-MEE! One of my very favorite flavor combinations is chocolate and mint (second to chocolate and raspberry), and this pie looks devilishly delicious!!

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Rachel @ The Avid Appetite April 1, 2011 at 12:18 pm

Ahh this looks like heaven! Unfortunately I think I missed Girl Scout cookie season…Thin Mints were always my favorite too! Can’t wait to give this a spin with mint Oreos!

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Vimitha April 1, 2011 at 12:54 pm

Jamie, this will make everyone to drool… Looks so rich and yummy

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Taylor April 1, 2011 at 2:24 pm

Awesome use for thin mints! Looks delicious!

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Bethany April 1, 2011 at 5:26 pm

What happened to your RSS feed? It used to have the whole blog post! Now I can’t read it at work! Any chance you might change it back?

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Happy When Not Hungry April 1, 2011 at 6:41 pm

This cake looks delicious! I love thin mint cookies and any excuse to use them is great. Thanks for sharing!

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Becca @ Becca's Baked Goods April 1, 2011 at 9:47 pm

That pie looks seriously delicious! If only I had some thin mints :/

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Brenda @ a farmgirl's dabbles April 1, 2011 at 11:18 pm

I love those simple no-bake cheesecake recipes. But this one looks like a cut above the rest. Beautiful!!

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Cylicia April 2, 2011 at 12:02 pm

This looks AMAZING! My husband does not like Chocolate paired with anything, except mint, so this will be a winner all the way around! I’ll be making this for our BBQ tonight.

Also, girlie, you photo’s are FABULOUS! I dont know how you do it, but all of your pictures come out exquisite.

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Kyle April 2, 2011 at 3:16 pm

Just wondering what the benefits are of leaving the cookies just roughly chopped in the pie, as opposed to finely crushed. Might have to try making this both ways.
Also, if you don’t have Thin Mints, you can always use Grasshopper Cookies, they are the same thing and are available all year long!

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Tickled Red April 2, 2011 at 3:25 pm

Oh my word!! Can I come play with you one weekend? That is to die for, I have to make this for my surfer.He adores thin mints.

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Betty @ scrambled hen fruit April 2, 2011 at 9:50 pm

Thin mints are my favorite. :) This looks sooooo good, but I’ve eaten or sent away all of the cookies I ordered. Note to self: Buy more. :)

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Amanda Lewis April 3, 2011 at 3:13 pm

Would real whipping cream work just as well, or is the extra stabilizing stuff in cool whip needed? Looks delicious!

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Cookbook Queen April 3, 2011 at 7:42 pm

Mint and chocolate are one of my all time favorite combos…and I just happen to have a few boxes of Thin Mints stashed away in my freezer.

I make a Grasshopper pie similar to this, but I dye it green and use Keebler Grasshopper cookies. It’s a family favorite and I make it every year for Thanksgiving.

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Liz Hill April 5, 2011 at 12:26 pm

I made this pie Sunday. I only had enough thin mints to put them in the ‘pie part’ so I used oreo cookies for the crust. This pie is amazing! My husband and I both love it. Thank you for the recipe!

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Shaina April 5, 2011 at 4:21 pm

Love that you made these into a pie. Love it!

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Kristen May 3, 2011 at 12:13 pm

Not sure how I missed this before, but oh my – delicious!

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Daisy Buchanan June 6, 2011 at 11:41 am

You have absolutely no idea how happy you just made me. Anything that involves thin mints, cream cheese, AND coolwhip must be heavenly.

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Casey November 29, 2011 at 4:45 pm

Oh gosh..I’m drooling! I LOVVEEE chocolate and mint! Thin mints have always been held quite close to my heart, too :)

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Stacy February 22, 2012 at 11:50 pm

As a Girl Scout leader we always have lots of Thin Mints around during cookie season. I have made Thin Mint brownies adding half a box of Thin Mints crushed up into a box brownie mix. Can’t wait to try this recipe!!

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Barbara Schechter February 9, 2013 at 5:14 pm

This looks delicious- we have a similar cookie pie, but instead of using girl scout thin mints for the crust, we use a butter cookie crust and then the topping is a layer of thin mint cream. Still, will have to try this recipe to compare- thanks for sharing!

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