These are so cute, fun & easy! Every year we buy so many girl scout cookies we create some extra goodness.
Don’t have the real thin mints? That’s okay they sell something similar at most stores.
What You Need:
Chocolate Mint Cupcake Ingredients:
1 3/4 C Flour
2 C Sugar
1 C Cocoa
1 1/2 TSP Baking Soda
1 1/2 TSP Baking Powder
1 TSP Salt
1 C Whole Milk
1/2 C Oil
2 TSP Mint Extract
1 C Boiling Water
Mint Green Frosting Ingredients:
2 C unsalted sweet cream butter
5 C powder sugar
2 tsp Mint Extract
8 TBSP heavy whipping cream
Green gel food coloring
How To Create:
Chocolate Mint Cupcake Directions:
Line the cupcake tins with paper liners. Preheat oven to 350 degrees.
Mix the flour, sugar, cocoa, baking soda, baking powder, and salt in a bowl.
In a separate bowl add the eggs, whole milk, oil, and mint extract.
Add the bowl containing the eggs, whole milk, oil, and vanilla to the bowl holding the dry ingredients.
Mix all together until fully incorporated.
Beat for 3 minutes on medium.
Slowly add the boiling water starting with a small amount then pour in the remaining boiling water.
The batter may be a little runny.
Scoop batter into cupcake lined cups until 3/4s filled.
Bake at 350 degrees for 20-25 minutes.
Remove from oven and allow to cool completely.
Mint Green Frosting Directions:
Add in all ingredients( except the green food coloring) into a standing mixer and mix until combined and stiff peaks form.
If powder sugar pebbles form, add 1-2 TBSP more of heavy cream
If the frosting is too thin add 1/2 C more of powder sugar
Mix until the the frosting becomes stiff and doesn’t fall off a spoon
Add several drops of the green gel food coloring. Stir well to ensure an even color throughout the frosting.
Directions to prep cupcakes:
Spoon the frosting into a piping bag with a star tip and frost the cupcakes starting at the base in a circular motion.
Place a Thin Mint cookie on top of the frosted cupcake.
Hope you love these like we do! these are perfect for letting the kids help…
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