Mint Cookies (like Girl Guides\')

Posted on: Sat, 03/24/2001 - 4:21pm
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pGirl Scout Mint Cookies/p
p 1 box Devil's Food Cake Mixbr /
2 Eggsbr /
2 Tbl. Waterbr /
2 Tbl. Cooking Oilbr /
1/2 Cup Cocoabr /
1 pkg. Chocolate Chipsbr /
2-3 drops Wilton's Candy Mint Flavoring/p
p Preheat oven to 400 degrees. Combine cake mix, eggs, water, cooking oil,br /
and cocoa. You will need to blend this together well, this will be abr /
very sticky mess. Let stand for 20 minutes, and then shape into verybr /
small 1/2 inch balls. Place these balls on a cookie sheet 2 inches a part,br /
and smash down flat. You will need to spray a large spoon with Pam tobr /
make them flat. Bake for about 8 minutes. Let cool until they reachbr /
room temperature./p
p Heat chocolate chips in either the microwave, or in a double /
When completely melted add a couple drops of the mint /
Be carefull not to add too much, it is a powerfull /
You can either spread the melted chocolate on the cookies,br /
or you can dip the cookies into the chocolate./p
pBest wishes! [img][/img]/p

Posted on: Wed, 04/04/2001 - 9:22pm
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

I use Wilton products but try new ones one at a time. I called them and they seem quite knowledgeable about a peanut allergy. So I presume you have used the Wilton Mint candy flavoring with no problems. Have you used any other flavors too?

Posted on: Thu, 04/05/2001 - 2:59am
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ryan's mom, welcome! As with most of the recipes I have posted lately, I have NOT tried this recipe. I still have a few to post and then I was going to put a separate thread saying that I hadn't tried any of them and if anyone did could they please come in and let us know how they turned out so we would all know that the recipes were now "tried and true".
My DH reminded me recently that I had been sent an e-mail cookbook of Brand Name Recipes. He was actually the one that had the thought that these would be ideal on this board where so many of us feel uncomfortable with the "real" thing.
The only recipes that I have posted that I know are tried and true are the Carrot Muffin, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffin, Tabouli Salad and Quick Turkey Soup recipes as these are ones I often use. Also, I posted Cayley's Mom's Chocolate Chocolate Chip Zucchini Loaf which is tried and true by her.
As to the rest of them, I'm really unclear.
I have never had occasion to use any flavouring except vanilla and the one I'm currently using is Club House.
I'm sorry.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Wed, 03/20/2002 - 12:12pm
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I decided to try this recipe after the real thin mints made my daughter's mouth itch.
Your recipe is AWESOME. I am trouble. They are so good I am eating them all.
You have great posts.

Posted on: Thu, 03/21/2002 - 2:19pm
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Lauire, thank-you! [img][/img] But, as I posted to Ryan's Mom, I haven't tried ANY of the recipes I've posted here. The only ones that I have are my Carrot Zucchini Muffins, Oatmeal Chocolate Chip Muffins, and a turkey or chicken soup recipe. I got all the other recipes from an e-mail with Name Brand Recipes. All I did was take out all the "safe" ones and make it my project to post them (one I must admit that I never finished).
[img][/img] Thank-you for the compliment though, I hope you enjoy my *real* posts as well.
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Fri, 03/22/2002 - 1:53am
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Joined: 03/06/2002 - 09:00

why arn't the Girl Scout Thin Mints OK? I do NOT see a warning on their label and they (the Girl Scouts) have labeled other boxes (like their Samoas) with the peanut warning. I would assume that if they are labeling some boxes and NOT others that the ones they DON"T label are safe? Has someone had a problem?

Posted on: Fri, 03/22/2002 - 7:36am
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Joined: 05/28/2009 - 16:42

What flavoring did you use? I've gotten a favorable response from Loran (produces flavoring oils), but hesitate at trying Wilton flavoring and melts. Other Wilton stuff I'm very comforable with, but those two things make me a little nervous because they definitely make peanut-flavored melts, and (I think) peanut flavoring in addition to other flavors.

Posted on: Sat, 03/23/2002 - 2:37pm
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ryan's mom, my best friend in Michigan says that she uses only Club House flavourings.
ks65, I'm not clear if anyone has had a problem with these particular cookies (not homemade, but bought). Perhaps you should ask the question separate from this thread where it might get the attention and answer it deserves. [img][/img]
Best wishes! [img][/img]

Posted on: Sun, 03/24/2002 - 8:10am
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Joined: 05/15/2001 - 09:00

Hi KS65,
I think you are probably in the USA and the cookies in the USA are manufactured by a different manufacturer and that is probably why there is no warning on the box.
In Canada, the girl guide cookies are made by Christie and the "chocolate mint" girl guide cooked is labelled "may contain peanuts". So in Canada, we can't eat the girl guide chocolate mint cookie.
Although next year, Dare is taking over the manufacture of girl guide cookies in Canada so I am not sure if they may be safe next year.

Posted on: Sun, 03/24/2002 - 8:28am
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The Thin Mints we get are made in the USA. All the cookies are labeled "may contain" except the Thin Mints. I let her try them because they are made on a dedicated line due to high volume.
She told me they made her mouth itch. She did not have any other signs of a reaction. Sometimes my daughter tells me her mouth itches all the time. So I am not sure if it was a reaction at all. So to be safe, I told her not to eat them anymore.
Really, the homemade ones were much better. I ate them all.
The flavoring I used was McCormick pure peppermint extract. I did not call the manufacturer. We also have used the Wilton melts and icing colors without a problem.

Posted on: Wed, 03/27/2002 - 2:38pm
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erik, have you ever found any Dare cookies that are "safe"? The ones I've always checked have been marked "may contain". I'm fairly sure the only cookies I can bring into the house are Mr. Christie's and sometimes Peek Freans, although I do want to contact Nabisco Canada (Mr. Christie's) re their Peanut Butter Chip's Ahoy, which I had just seen for the first time last week (I know, I have been living on a desert island for the last four years [img][/img] )
Many thanks and best wishes! [img][/img]


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