I made this creamy, dreamy pie for St. Patty's Day. This is not the recipe I made for Rach's March Challenge. Well it was going to be, but then I noticed the challenge rules state that it must be something "baked" Duh, so I made something even more decadent than this for that!
I love all the foil going on in these three next pictures. So shiny!
I set out to make this pie because others were tempting me with their chocolate mint, cookies and cream concoctions. Check out Dawn's Mint Chocolate Thumbprints, Mary's Thin Mint Strawberry Pi and Thin Mint Chocolate Cupcakes, Donna's Oreos 'n Cream Cake, and Em's Oreo Pie. If you've made something recently with a mint or chocolate cookies, let me know so I can come on over and drool :-p..
Anyway, back to this pie. It was really simple to throw together. And it's something you can make any time of year. Just change up the cookies and you'll have a whole other dessert. I chose to make 10 mini cream pies instead of one large one so I could share with my family and neighbors.
- 2 packed cups chocolate cookie crumbs
- 6 Tbsp. butter, melted
- 1-8 oz. block of cream cheese, softened
- 1/3 cup sugar
- 1 cup heavy cream (makes 2 cups whipped cream)
- 1 sleeve Girl Scout Thin Mints (16 cookies, divided)
Mix cookie crumbs with melted butter until well blended. Press firmly onto bottom and sides of 9-inch pie plate and refrigerate while making the filling.
Chop 11 of the Thin Mints into small pieces and set aside. Whip heavy cream til it becomes fluffy and stiff, set aside. Beat cream cheese and sugar in medium bowl with an electric mixer til well combined and creamy.
Fold the whipped cream and cream cheese mixture together. Gently fold in chopped cookies. Scoop creamy filling into prepared crust. Spread the filling out to the edges. Garnish with the remaining 5 Thin Mints, cut into halves.
Refrigerate overnight to soften the cookies. The mint flavor will permeate throughout the creamy filling.
NOTE:I made mine into 10 mini pies instead of the larger 9-inch pie. They were so cute! You can also buy a premade cookie crust and use that instead of making your own.
Also, I think the filling was missing something. Maybe a smidge of vanilla or mint extract and the tiniest pinch of salt. That would have been good.