Confession: In my forty *throat clearing growl* plus years of life on this Earth, I've never let one year slip by without indulging in a box or six of Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies. Back in my girlhood, I was a cookie selling MACHINE. I was the one who made all of the other green skirted girls sob their hearts out because they couldn't win the beloved cookie badge. God bless the poor, defenseless soul that dared to walk in my path with a pocket full of change and a hunger for something sweet. As I grew older, my craving for minty goodness increased to the point where I could smell the cookies baking WEEKS before those cute little girls even began to start selling!
A few years ago, some genius at the Keebler Corporation who I'm convinced used to be a Girl Scout insider, created a Thin Mint knock-off, adorably named Grasshopper cookies. They're as close to the real thing as a girl can get in the middle of summer, so I use them as backup once my stash of the original scout cookies has long been depleted from the back of my freezer (you DO know that's the best way to eat them, right? Good. Let's move on.)
A week or so ago, when 99% of the food bloggers were preparing for St. Patty's day by posting yummilicious recipes for all things green & minty, yours truly was baking up a batch of sinful chocolate cupcakes with creamy, truffle-filled centers. Umm....Why in the name of all good things did you NOT POST the recipe, Becca? I'm SO glad you asked!! I...I... I have absolutely no idea. But I'm making it up to you right now. Indulge, my friends. One bite of these cupcakes and I'm quite confident that you'll forgive me. Just please promise me that you won't harm any Girl Scouts in your mad dash for mint cookies. Grasshopper cookies are sold at nearly every corner convenience store. Relax..everything is going to be fine. Bake these now and you can thank me later. :)