02.19.2013

Thin Mint Cheesecake

It’s that time of year again-time to open up our wallets, bellies, and maybe even waistlines for those infamous, and oh so delicious girl scout cookies. My personal weakness? The classic Thin Mint. I was talking to my mom the other day after purchasing a few (5) boxes, and she suggested that we should concoct something utilizing these delicious dandies. It took about .15 seconds for my mind to jump to cheesecake (one of my favorite desserts…cheese in dessert form? It literally doesn’t get much better). So I decided to create my very first original dessert: The Thin Mint Cheesecake-Cheesecake with Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mint crust. Is your mouth watering yet?

Start with a box of thin mints. One sleeve at a time, put the cookies into the food processor until they are super fine and soft.

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Next, in a small bowl combine the cookie crumbs with the melted butter. Press into the bottom and up the sides of an 8 inch springform pan. Set aside.

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In a large mixing bowl, beat the cream cheese, sugar, flour, and vanilla. Add the eggs and yolk at once. Stir in milk.

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Pour the mixture into the pan and place the pan in a water bath. To do this, fill a shallow baking pan 1/3-1/2 way with water, and place the cheesecake pan in it. Put in oven, preheated to 375) degrees. Bake 45-50 minutes. It’s done when it no longer jiggles.

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When you take it out of the oven, cool for at least 30 minutes. Remove the sides of the springform pan and cool for 30 more minutes. Cool for an hour, then chill in the refrigerator for at least 4 hours (this is a necessary step! I got impatient and cut a piece for myself about 2 hours in and it had not set yet. Still delicious, but not quite firm enough!)

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Ingredients:

1 box of Girl Scout Cookie Thin Mints

2/3 cup butter, melted

3 8-ounce packages cream cheese (softened)-I used reduced fat but you can use whatever you want!

1 cup sugar

2 tbsp flour

1 tsp vanilla

2 eggs

1 egg yolk

1/4 cup milk (I used almond milk for extra nutrition/taste!)

This was an experiment gone right that my whole family has enjoyed, and I hope you will too!

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Comments

  1. Annette Roberts says:

    I can vouch for this……it is DIVINE !!!! That chocolate crust is the perfect base for the creamy cheese filling……..an absolutely perfect dessert !!!