If I didn't know any better - I'd think that the Girl Scouts have been hiding their cookies from me this year. I have been intentionally searching for Girl Scouts with cookies to sell every time that I leave the house and I have seen absolutely none - zilch - zero. Which means - there are no thin mints in this house!!! (A tragedy of epic proportions.)
I got tired of waiting for my box of thin mints and I finally broke down and bought a bag of the first cousin to the thin mint - Keebler's Grasshopper cookies. They really are quite yummy and they make an excellent addition to this incredible Grasshopper cupcake. If you were lucky enough to find a box of Girl Scout thin mints this season, you can use those in the recipe as well.
1 batch of your favorite chocolate cake batter
26 Grasshopper (or Thin Mint) cookies
1 batch of peppermint ganache
1 recipe peppermint buttercream
Prepare a batch of chocolate cupcake batter. (Enough for 12 jumbo sized cupcakes.)
Place one cookie in the bottom of each cupcake liner.
Pour batter on top of cookie and bake 25 minutes at 350.
Cut a hole in the center of each cupcake.
Fill with mint ganache.
Pipe peppermint buttercream over cupcake. Crush 2 cookies and sprinkle crumbs over buttercream. Top with another grasshopper (or thin mint) cookie.
These ought to hold me over until I can find a Girl Scout willing to sell me a box of thin mints. :)
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