07 March 2012

Deep Dish Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies



It's softball season. Jordan is playing for the first time this year.

After getting the game schedule and putting two games per week through May into my calendar, it became painfully obvious that I do not like softball.

We all know that I am not a sporty person, right? That I'm not much for the outdoors? That the hour a day I spend exercising is inside a gym?

That, given the choice between spending the day playing at the park or spending the day with a fat novel and watching The Real Housewives, the ladies of the O.C. would win, hands down?

There are two games per week. Two practices per week, which may (or may not) overlap with games. That is three or four days per week that I will be sitting in a field. Which is three or four days per week too long to be communing with nature, if you ask me.

Getting myself prepared for practice is a whole event in itself. Even if it's 70 degrees during the day, do you know how cold it gets when it hits 5:00 and the sun starts to go down?

After I'm finished putting on my turtleneck, sweater, jacket, scarf, gloves, head wrap, and Uggs, I often get confused about whether I'm heading to practice or up the hill to hit the slopes.

And games start at 5:30 on school nights. Um, when am I supposed to feed my kid dinner? 4:00? Because there's no way I'm waiting until after the game. That's when they get their "snack," which is probably either a token to the snack bar where she'll undoubtedly go for a pack of M&Ms, or that crazy dessert blogger lady* will bring cookies shaped like baseballs made in a whoopie pie pan with brownie bats attached. That might be my choice for dinner, but not one I can really (acceptably) give Jordan.

Ah, well. At least she likes softball. Now that she knows where first base is and that you have to run to it when you hit, it's going pretty well for her. (Did I mention this is her first time playing? And she missed a whole week of practice when she was sick? Watching her first scrimage was...interesting.)

I'll just have to make sure that I have plenty of these types of easy, 2-ingredient treats at the ready when I get home from all that practice. Because sitting in the field is exhausting.


When I say 2-ingredient, I mean it. These cookies are probably the easiest things ever to make.


Cookie dough and Thin Mints. Or, gifts from the Gods.


I found a whoopie pie pan on clearance at Sur la Table. When does that happen? It was a sign from above. If you don't have a whoopie pie pan, you can make this big using a pizza pan or a jelly-roll pan and then cut it into slices.


Wish me luck over the next few months. In order to survive it I may need to buy a flask.

*Um, that would be me.

These cookies were featured at Parent Map in their 15 Mother's Day Treats! Go check out the list of great ideas.



Deep Dish Thin Mint Chocolate Chip Cookies

by Crazy for Crust (adapted from Rachael Ray magazine)
Keywords: chocolate Thin Mint cookie
Ingredients
  • 1 tube refrigerated chocolate chip cookie dough
  • 12 Thin Mints, coarsely chopped
  • Whoopie Pie pan (Wilton) or a pizza pan or jelly roll pan
Instructions
  1. Heat oven to 350 degrees. Spray a Whoopie Pie Pan with nonstick cooking spray.
  2. Cut slices of cookie dough, about 1/2" thick. Press into each whoopie pie cavity of your pan.
  3. Press the coarsely chopped Thin Mint cookies on top of the cookie dough.
  4. Bake for about 8-10 minutes, until edges of cookies are slightly browned. Let cool completely before removing from pan.
  5. Note: if you do not have a whoopie pie pan, you can use a pizza pan or a jelly roll pan. Press the entire tube of cookie dough into the large pan, then sprinkle with the chopped Thin Mints and press them into the dough. It will take longer to bake this way. Cool, then cut into slices.
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54 Comments:

At March 7, 2012 at 6:03 PM , Blogger Ashley @ Kitchen Meets Girl said...

We just signed my 4-year old up for t-ball, and I'm already dreading the sitting outside part. Yeah, I'll be the crazy blogger lady, for sure--but at least it will be a good place to pawn off all of the desserts I can't eat myself.

And these?? These look fabulous! I guess I need to get a whoopie pan!

 
At March 7, 2012 at 6:10 PM , Blogger Karen - Trilogy Edibles said...

we are doing tennis twice a week with Abby, but unlike you it's my sport :) So good luck! these cookies, genius!

 
At March 7, 2012 at 6:16 PM , Blogger Cara @ The Boys Made Me Do It said...

I haven't bought ANY girl scout cookies this year but these cookies just convinced me to go get some!

 
At March 7, 2012 at 7:15 PM , Blogger Robin @ Bird On A Cake said...

Two cookies in one! I love it!

Good luck with the softball! I'm with you, NOT a sporty girl. You get "good mommy" points for taking her to all those practices/games. :0)

 
At March 7, 2012 at 7:36 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

That's what I'm hoping to do! Thank you for reading!

 
At March 7, 2012 at 7:37 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

I think I could handle tennis. Tennis is fun. :) Thanks for reading!

 
At March 7, 2012 at 7:55 PM , Blogger Amy said...

wozers... just going to get a cloth to wipe the drool off my keyboard!

 
At March 7, 2012 at 9:07 PM , Blogger Jenna said...

The softball will grow on you - I promise! That first hit from a coach pitch that gets her to a base will seal the deal! Allie has taken to pitching, which totally took us by surprise, but she loves it and is oddly calm on the mound! Right there with you on the softball themed treats! I am sure the team will quickly see your amazing talent - thank you for sharing this fun and EASY recipe! Now I guess I have to buy some Thin Mints! (-:

 
At March 8, 2012 at 4:47 AM , Blogger Angi said...

I feel your pain! My youngest is in baseball. I especially LOVE the games that they have at 7:45 on a school night. NOT!

Thanks for this recipe...now I have no choice but to go and make it. My butt will love you for it :)

 
At March 8, 2012 at 7:25 AM , Blogger The Better Baker said...

You are just brilliant! My mouth is watering viewing your delightful cookie pile. MMMMM!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 7:34 AM , Blogger Hayley said...

Ohhhh man, you took me back to days where I'd have to attend my brother's little league practices and games which took up most nights and most Saturdays of mine. And I was a bratty teen with horrific allergies who wanted NOTHING to do with baseball, baseball practice or anything remotely sounding like 'baseball' so I can empathize with the admitted sudden discomfort with your soon-to-be-devoted time in nature at fields. The best part are the snack bars, though. They have foot-long licorices!!
Also, I want a whoopie pie pan for this exact purpose. Thin Mints into chocolate chip cookies? I'm dying over here. It just looks so crunchy yet chewy yet PERFECT. I need!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 10:09 AM , Blogger Kristin@gratefulbelly.com said...

I love this idea, two of my favorites together! Yummy! I can relate with the sport thing, six of my seven kids have done softball, soccer, tennis, etc. and I know #7 will when he's old enough. Those dinner time games and practices are a pain! Good luck :)

 
At March 8, 2012 at 12:12 PM , Blogger Dulce fresa said...

Awesome Idea, I love it!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 1:58 PM , Blogger Something Swanky said...

These look sooo amazing!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 3:43 PM , Blogger SerenaB said...

These look amazing! I love thin mint cookies! I also so understand the sports thing it makes life so busy! Have a wonderful week and I look forward to reading a few more of your post's!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 6:02 PM , OpenID sallysbakingaddiction.com said...

i can't believe how easy these are! i have a whoopie pie pan, but i haven't put it to good use yet. I will most definitely be making these!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 7:10 PM , Blogger Amy Cardenas said...

Yum!!!! Might have to make these for St. Patty's Day treats!!! ;)

 
At March 8, 2012 at 7:27 PM , Blogger kyleen said...

Not a big exercising fan, but I might have to hit the gym a couple more times this week so that I can eat these cookies! They look so epic.

 
At March 8, 2012 at 7:34 PM , Blogger Jenny@daysofchalkandchocolate said...

Wow, that is amazing. I would love one of these right now! Thanks fr linking up to Latest and Greatest!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 8:00 PM , Blogger Karyn - Pint Sized Baker said...

Man... I have got to get me one of those pans! Deep dish cookies! I'm sold!

 
At March 8, 2012 at 8:33 PM , Blogger Chung-Ah | Damn Delicious said...

Did you seriously put some cookie dough in a whoopie pan with some chopped up thin mints? You are a genius!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 5:26 AM , Blogger Jenny Melrose said...

These look delicious and so easy! I found you at Dwell on Joy. I'm following. Your site is so cute. I host a link party on Wednesdays and would love if you would join in weekly. You can check it out at www.thenymelrosefamily.blogspot.com/2012/03/whimsy-wednesdays-1.html. Thanks for sharing!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 5:47 AM , Blogger Alyssa said...

Oh wow, these look so so good!! They also seem so easy to make, which is great!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 6:57 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

LOL, I knew that I'd at least have you in my corner Hayley! :) I think the snack bar is going to be my downfall...

 
At March 9, 2012 at 7:10 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you! :)

 
At March 9, 2012 at 7:27 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Totally easy. I think I'll be using my pan for deep dish cookies more than whoopie pies! :) Thanks for reading!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 7:29 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

For sure! Mint and St. Patty's go hand in hand. Have a wonderful weekend!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 8:06 AM , OpenID odetoinspiration said...

Oooh...That looks yum!!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 8:28 AM , Blogger Lue said...

Oh WOW! I love the thought of deep dish anything with chocolate! You have so many cute things on here! So glad I found a new pinning website!

 
At March 9, 2012 at 9:37 AM , Blogger Dip It In Chocolate said...

Shooooot! Why did I eat all my Thin Mints?

I *just* bought a whoopie pan for some Easter deep dish cookies. These look soo yummy. I hear you on the sports thing... I thought it was all fun and games until I realized I'd have to drive him to and from practice and attend all the games in negative 30 degree weather... Currently rethinking what age we'll start him in sports.

 
At March 9, 2012 at 11:32 AM , Blogger Jocelyn said...

Cookies this good will totally get you through softball season. Just pack a bag full for every game...the games will start to look way more enjoyable:-)

 
At March 9, 2012 at 6:59 PM , Blogger Sue said...

Oh, I remember those days..both girls on softball and my boy playing little league. The fields were situated in such a way that they transformed into a wind tunnel! People used to bring sleeping bags to bundle up in!?! Having these cookies with me would have definitely made me forget all about the wind!:)

 
At March 9, 2012 at 8:43 PM , Blogger Kristin said...

Ugh. We were that family who was at a game or practice (usually more than one) every night of the week. I have no idea what was wrong with my parents to let that happen. We never got to eat dinner together. I blame my over-involvement in elementary/high school for my anti-social tendencies now.
And first grade is young for it to be starting!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 3:51 AM , Blogger Kit @ i-lostinausten said...

Oh My! These mint chocolate chip cookies look absolutely yummy! My boys will love these goodies! Thanks for sharing! Have a lovely weekend! :)

 
At March 10, 2012 at 6:28 AM , Blogger Jelli said...

Dorothy, I'm over the rainbow. What a greaat cookie combo. Looks wonderful.

 
At March 10, 2012 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Deana said...

Thanks for linking up @CountryMommaCooks…..have a wonderful weekend:)

 
At March 10, 2012 at 10:28 AM , Blogger Laura said...

I remember my guys playing soccer and being one of those 'moms'! ;) Thankfully (am I terrible for saying that??) they lost interest in sports. Maybe my daughter will like it, who knows? (I'm praying no!...shhh!)
Anyways...thanks for the smile, and the recipe! definitely worth a try for my gang!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 8:17 PM , Blogger Erin said...

I think I could eat abotu 3 of these right now! Delicious!

 
At March 10, 2012 at 9:27 PM , Blogger Emily said...

super YUM!!! WOW! I saw this on Nifty Thrifty things and just had to stop by. Would love for you to come over and link up to my Tasty Tuesday party this week. http://nap-timecreations.blogspot.com/

 
At March 11, 2012 at 7:53 PM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks so much for your comment! I hope they enjoy them. :)

 
At March 12, 2012 at 8:50 AM , Blogger Lisa @ Flour Me With Love said...

This looks amazing and so creative! Thanks so much for sharing at Mix it up Monday :)

 
At March 12, 2012 at 11:06 AM , OpenID cupcakesandkalechips.com said...

Saw this when I was checking out some of the links after I posted o I Am Addicted to Recipes link party. Such an easy and tasty idea!

 
At March 12, 2012 at 12:18 PM , Blogger Not Your Ordinary Agent said...

Are you kidding me? I am out of drool over here. Wowsa. Thank you for linking to Foodie Friday! Not Your Ordinary Recipes
Not Your Ordinary Agent

 
At March 13, 2012 at 6:24 AM , Blogger Clairejustine said...

These look soooo yummy,thank you for linking up to Creative Mondays :)

 
At March 13, 2012 at 12:39 PM , Blogger Barrett Family said...

This recipe looks HEAVENLY! Can't wait to try it. Thanks for sharing!

New follower from The REAL Housewives of Riverton recipe link party. I'd love for you to follow my blog back at http://barretts1234.blogspot.com/

Allison

 
At March 14, 2012 at 10:21 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thanks! :)

 
At March 14, 2012 at 10:22 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Um, -30 degrees? I would not survive it. I can't wait to see what you make with that whoopie pie pan!!

 
At March 14, 2012 at 10:24 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you so much! That's so sweet. :) Welcome!

 
At March 14, 2012 at 10:25 AM , Blogger Dorothy @ Crazy for Crust said...

Thank you so much! :)

 
At March 15, 2012 at 4:40 AM , Blogger Our Delightful Home said...

This looks amazing!

Mrs. Delightful
www.ourdelightfulhome.blogspot.com

 
At March 16, 2012 at 11:53 AM , Blogger amy and jesse hudson said...

Pinned this. Looks awesome! I'd love to see more of what you've got, come on back over to this week's party!

http://www.amynjesse.com/2012/03/drab-to-fab-link-up-8-features_15.html

Have a great weekend!

Amy @ Sugar and Spice

 
At March 16, 2012 at 12:09 PM , Blogger Addicted to Recipes said...

Awesome! Love how easy it is and how yummy they look! Thanks for sharing at Scrumptious Sunday at Addicted to Recipes! Have a super day!

 
At March 16, 2012 at 2:30 PM , Blogger Karyn Tripp said...

Wow! Seriously sounds incredible. Thanks so much for linking up this week to Things That Make You Say Mmmmm. I always drool over your recipes.

 
At March 18, 2012 at 8:35 PM , Blogger Kaylee said...

Thanks so much for linking up to Plan My Menu Monday! These are featured as my favorite recipe from last week. Can't wait to try them!

Kaylee
Couponing&Cooking.com

 

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