What's better than Girls Scout Cookie Thin Mints? Cupcakes inspired by the delicious seasonal cookie that are perfect for St. Patrick's Day! I made these chocolate-mint cupcakes a couple of years ago and they were a real hit.
For the cupcakes, you can use your favorite box mix or chocolate cake recipe. You will also need a box of Thin Mints.
Mint Buttercream Frosting:
4 cups confectioners sugar
1/2 cup salted butter, softened
3 tablespoons milk (more or less for desired frosting consistency)
1 teaspoon mint extract
In a large bowl, cream together the butter and mint. Blend in the sugar, one cup at a time, beating well after each addition. Beat in the milk and continue mixing until light and fluffy. Keep icing covered until ready to decorate.
To decorate the cupcakes, simply pipe icing on in a swirl pattern and place 1/2 Thin Mint on top of each. Delicious!!