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Celebrate International Women’s Day with This Girl Scout Cookies Inspired Peppermint Patty Recipe

March 8, 2019

It’s International Women’s Day! We’re celebrating it by recreating a classic cookie recipe made famous by young women learning about service: the girl scouts. Taking inspiration from the famous Thin Mint cookie of Girl Scout Cookies, we created a simple and easy cookie recipe that you can make faster than a woman can say equal rights (because she’ll be interrupted by men explaining that we already have them, hard eyeroll).

What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?

This version uses actual mint leaves to give it a fresher flavor, but if you want that classic white patty look, you can substitute the mint with 1/2 tbsp. peppermint extract. This isn’t an exact replica, giving the flavor of a Thin Mint but with the texture of a peppermint patty. We hope you enjoy it anyway, while taking a break from dismantling the patriarchy.

Peppermint Patty

  • Serves: 12 pieces
  • Active time: 30 minutes
  • Total time: 30 minutes
  • Difficulty: Easy
  • Special tools: Food processor

INGREDIENTS

Filling

  • 4 cups powdered sugar
  • ½ cup mint leaves, picked and washed
  • 1 tbsp. water

Exterior

  • 2 cups dark chocolate
  • 3 tbsp. vegetable oil

INSTRUCTIONS

  1. For the filling, add powdered sugar, mint, and water in a food processor.
  2. Blitz until well combined and mixture resembles wet sand.
  3. Mixture should hold together when pressed together.
  4. Take the mixture, two tablespoons at a time, and form into balls.
  5. Flatten the balls until about ¼ inch thick and place in freezer to set.
  6. While filling is setting, melt together chocolate and oil over a double boiler.
  7. Once melted, remove the bowl from the heat and let cool slightly before dipping.
  8. Take each formed peppermint patty and submerge in chocolate, lifting out with a fork.
  9. Set on a parchment lined baking sheet and repeat with the rest of the formed patties.
  10. Place chocolate dipped peppermint patties in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes or until set.
Bea Osmeña SEE AUTHOR Bea Osmeña

Bea Osmeña is a healthy-ish eater who is just as likely to take you to a vegan joint as she is to consume a whole cheese pie to herself. A former picky eater, Bea has discovered the joys of savory fruit dishes, but still refuses to accept pineapples on her pizza. On the rare occasion you catch her without food in her mouth, you are likely to find her looking at books she can't afford, hugging trees, or talking to strange animals on the street.

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