Girl Scout Cookies -- Thin Mints

Updated on March 22, 2008
D.N. asks from Rockwood, MI
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So my husband trains for triathlons and is working toward his first Iron Man this August. As you can imagine SEVERE caloric deficeits arise and he needs to replace his calories to function. Each year, we order a case of thin mints. This year, my thin mint hook up didn't place our order and I didn't get them. HELP! Husband uses these cookies in a shake and needs them to function well after training (I've tried just regular cookies, it doesn't work).

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Everyone was very helpful. Natosha helped me out with a case of thin mints! I am also going to make sure that DH is in charge of getting them from now on :)

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N.D.

answers from Detroit on

Have you tried the Keebler Grasshopper cookies? I don't know if ingredients make the difference and do not know what the differences are, but they taste nearly as good.

N.

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T.W.

answers from Grand Rapids on

My advice so that you are not searching hi and lo is to call the Local Girl Scout Counsel in Grand Rapids, They will have them to sell by the cases or can refer you to what troops (units) have them available.
Best wishes
T.

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N.B.

answers from Grand Rapids on

D.,

There is a girl selling these on 76th Street between Eastern and Division if you are from the Grand Rapids area. She has a big sign in front of her home....

Hope this helps...

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N.E.

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Hello!
My daugher is still in Girl Scouts, and we have a bunch of cookies left over we are trying to get rid of (we have been doing booth sales, but if we dont get rid of these cookies our troop will have to pay for them, which will eat up the money the girls have made). We can help you out with cookies if you are still interested!
Tosha :)

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L.N.

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One of our receptionists may have a bunch...I'll get back to you today!

L.

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C.S.

answers from Lansing on

Keebler is the manufacturer of Girl Scout cookies. They also sell "grasshopper" cookies in the cookie isle, made by Keebler. I think they would be very similar, if not the same. I don't know where you are located but I have a friend that has left over cookies from her daughter's sales. If you would like that contact information please send me a message. We are in Ionia.

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C.P.

answers from Detroit on

Hi D.,

I am not for sure were you live but there is a girl scout store in the building of the Fisher Theatre in Detroit. They sell Girl Scout cookies long after the troops. Please visit their site for further information: http://www.gsofmd.org. Good luck!

C. P

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B.M.

answers from Detroit on

Hi. Here is a copy cat recipe of the thin mints you could try! B.

Girl Scout Cookies® Thin Mints

If those cute little cookie peddlers aren't posted outside the market, it may be tough to get your hands on these - the most popular cookies sold by the Girl Scouts each year. One out of every four boxes of cookies sold by the girls is Thin Mints. This recipe uses an improved version of the chocolate wafers created for the Oreo cookie clone in the second TSR book "More Top Secret Recipes." That recipe creates 108 cookie wafers, so when you're done dipping, you'll have the equivalent of three boxes of the Girl Scout Cookies favorite. (See? That's why you bought those extra cookie sheets.) You could, of course, reduce the recipe by baking only 1/3 of the cookie dough for the wafers and then reducing the coating ingredients by 1/3, giving you a total of 36 cookies. But that may not be enough to last you until next spring.

Chocolate Cookie Wafers
1 18.25-ounce package Betty Crocker chocolate fudge cake mix
3 tablespoons shortening, melted
1/2 cup cake flour, measured then sifted
1 egg
3 tablespoons water
Non-stick cooking spray

Coating
3 12-ounce bags semi-sweet chocolate chips
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract
6 tablespoons shortening

1. Combine the cookie ingredients in a large bowl, adding the water a little bit at a time until the dough forms. Cover and chill for 2 hours.
2. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
3. On a lightly floured surface, roll out a portion of the dough to just under 1/16 of an inch thick. To cut, use a lid from a spice container with a 1 1/2-inch diameter (Schilling brand is good.) Arrange the cut dough rounds on a cookie sheet that is sprayed with a light coating on non-stick spray. Bake for 10 minutes. Remove the wafers from the oven and cool completely.
4. Combine chocolate chips with peppermint extract and shortening in a large microwave - safe glass or ceramic bow. Heat on 50 percent power for 2 minutes, stir gently, then heat for an addition minute. Stir once again, and if chocolate is not a smooth consistency, continue to zap in microwave in 30-second intervals until smooth.
5. Use a fork to dip each wafer in the chocolate, tap the fork on the edge of the bowl so that the excess chocolate runs off, and then place the cookies side-by-side on a wax paper - lined baking sheet. Refrigerate until firm.

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M.A.

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Hi D.,

Hopefully you live in the West Michigan/Muskegon area and if so I would be happy to get you some cookies. Thin Mints are my ultimate favorite!!! We'd be helping each other out--you'd get the cookies for your husband and our troop would put the money towards our upcoming trip to Chicago. Part of the proceeds will also go to one scout's trip to Europe this summer to visit England, France and Switzerland and see two of the four World Centers!!! Our troop will be having additional booth sales this weekend and next. I will be happy to set a case aside for you.

There are two different bakers that make cookies for the nation: Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Bakers. The Thin Mints from the Little Brownie bakers are MUCH better than from ABC!!! If you've always gotten the ABC cookies, you'll be pleasantly surprised with the Little Brownie cookies--trust me!!

Please send me a note via Mamasource and I will be happy to help you out!!

M.

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H.W.

answers from Detroit on

Kroger use to carry girl scout cookies, but I don't know if they still do.

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A.R.

answers from Detroit on

You can call the local Girl Scout place direct and they will sell you cookies. They always have extras. Regarding your children, I have never heard of a more beautiful way of how you described your angel. God Bless you D.! Happy Easter!

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N.B.

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D.,

There is a girl selling these on 76th Street between Eastern and Division if you are from the Grand Rapids area. She has a big sign in front of her home....

Hope this helps...

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S.V.

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Try in front of a Wal-Mart. If I don't get them from a co-workers child that is where I usually find them.

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S.K.

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D., I am hooked up to a company that has awesome protein shakes and bars that contain a proprietary blend of 4 proteins, antioxidents, digestive enzymes, and fiber for iptimal muscle development and faster recovery for workouts. We also have a bar to use before and for some during exercise-to give energy and to burn fat and not muscle-used by a work record marathon swimmer. We have a drink with less sugar, more electrolytes. It supports muscle performance, converts carbs into energy, and rehydrates your cells and maximizes your workout.

S.
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S.M.

answers from Lansing on

Did you get your cookies yet? My daughter is a GS and we may be able to help ... I am new to this, so not sure if I can give you info or not. Email ____@____.com

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A.G.

answers from Detroit on

There is a girl scout cookie DRIVE THRU at the corner of Telegraph and Ford Road in Dearborn!

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D.V.

answers from Grand Rapids on

D.,
I would contact your local chapter of the Girl Scouts, I know they set up booths at local stores in my area and try to sell more.
Best wishes on your husband's Iron Man competition.
D.

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J.S.

answers from Saginaw on

My daughter is a brownie and we just finished taking orders for this season, but many times you can order from the Girl Scout office. They are located next to Art Vans in Traverse City. Also many troops will start selling at Cookie Booths set up out side of local stores. I know our troop starts selling April 18 at Wal-mart and Sams Club from 4:30-6:30.

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J.W.

answers from Lansing on

I do not know where your located.
I wish I did, I have LOTS of thin mint cookies in Mid-Michigan. 8 cases in my living room right now.
Contact your local girl scout council they can get them to you.

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R.W.

answers from Detroit on

Try your local Girl Scout Office they usually have extra's for sale!!!

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N.W.

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I to have Thin Mints left over if you can't work out something with the other mom I'm in the GR area and travel east of town for work.

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T.W.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Hi D.:)

My daughter is a Girl Scout and she has come to realize that people are passionate about their GS cookies LOL. Anyway, what I can recommend is going to www.girlscoutcookies.org and type in your zip code and it will lead you to where you can possibly get your cookies. I'm pretty sure you can still get them but not positive. Best of luck!

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T.W.

answers from Grand Rapids on

My advice so that you are not searching hi and lo is to call the Local Girl Scout Counsel in Grand Rapids, They will have them to sell by the cases or can refer you to what troops (units) have them available.
Best wishes
T.

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J.Z.

answers from Detroit on

Have you tried Keebler's Grasshopper cookies? They are similar to thin mints and have about 140 calories per serving vs. the thin mint's 150 calories so they may work in your husband's calorie shake.

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S.V.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Try going to this website and click on find cookies put in your zip code and it should bring you to a link where you can see where they are selling the cookies.

http://www.girlscoutcookies.org/

hope this helps.

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T.G.

answers from Grand Rapids on

I am my daughter's troop leader. I have 300+ boxes of girl scout cookies in my garage for an upcoming cookie booth. If your interested let me know and I can get whatever cookies you need to you!

Hope this helps!

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C.G.

answers from Jackson on

good morning,
i am the co-leader for my daughters girl scout troop.
u can look on-line to find the nearest girl scout council. they do sell cookies there, that is, if they are not sold out.
Good Luck and ENJOY!!!!!!

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D.L.

answers from Lansing on

I don't get on here as often as I would like D. but you could email me at ____@____.com I am not sure where you are located but I have three to four people who I ordered from..my own past classroom children and I am sure that I could score those for you with someone. Just let me know.

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T.B.

answers from Detroit on

D.-My daughter is part of troop 346 in macomb county. The leader of the cookie sales for macomb county is Jynil Schneider. her phone number is ###-###-#### she is out of the girl scouts of macomb at 19 and garfield. she will be able to help you find the cookies you are looking for or be able to get them for you. Good luck finding your cookies!

K.B.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Well I can't have you order from my troop (not supposed to sell on line), you can contact your local Girl Scout office and they would be more than happy to give you how ever many you need!

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S.S.

answers from Detroit on

Would he be interested in something other than a cookie to help? I know of great "Champion Blend" products endorsed by olympic athletes.

For more info e-mail me!

S.
____@____.com

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C.E.

answers from Detroit on

Email me privately at ____@____.com with a label of GS Cookies and I can help. Cookie sales are over in most area's but I do still have some mint cookies left. They are $3.50/box $42./case.

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L.P.

answers from Detroit on

I know someone that I will see on Thursday AM if you didnt get a response can get in touch with you tomorrow.

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S.D.

answers from Lansing on

Hi D.,

I read your message before I met with a friend for coffee this a.m., and while at the coffee shop saw a woman with Girl Scout cookies on her table. So I approached her and asked her where she got them. She is a mother of a Girl Scout! I have your "hook up"!

Her name: Jamie Churchill
###-###-####
____@____.com

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N.D.

answers from Detroit on

Have you tried the Keebler Grasshopper cookies? I don't know if ingredients make the difference and do not know what the differences are, but they taste nearly as good.

N.

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K.B.

answers from Lansing on

Try the office of Girl Scouts on Cedar Street in Holt. Sometimes they sell cookies after the troops have completed their sales and they have extra cookies left to sell to the public on a drop in basis. Hope they have them. Good luck to your husband on his Iron man and your hunt for the cookies.

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S.R.

answers from Kalamazoo on

I just tried for the first time the other day, the Oreo cookies with the green filling. They taste exactly like the Girl Scouts Thin Mints. Try'em they are great tasting and may work for your husbands need.

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P.R.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Im not sure where u live but I was at sears in woodland mall(grand rapids) the other day and there was a table set up by the main entrance..also usually Walmart does that.

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K.N.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Hi ,

did you try contacting the girl scout office? K.

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V.S.

answers from Grand Rapids on

Keebler sells the same cookies (called grasshoppers) and of course they are cheaper. Nothing against Girl Scouts, as I used to be a troup leader when my daughter was younger. I was very surprised to find that they do taste like the GS version.

Next question: Damn Girl Scouts!!!