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Cakespy: Homemade Thin Mints

Jessie Oleson (aka Cakespy) drops by every Monday to share a delicious dessert recipe. —The Mgmt.

[Original artwork and photographs: Jessie Oleson]

Smug, smug little Girl Scouts. Those sweet-looking sugar-pushers can be found all over around this time of year, lurking outside of drugstores and markets with their addictive little missives of sweet cookies.

Oh, they seem so friendly and accommodating now. But what happens in a month or so, when they're gone and you've got a serious jonesing for some Samoas or Thin Mints?You make your own, that's what you do.

Armed with a recipe from the baking blog Baking Bites, I tested out a batch of my favorite: Thin Mints. While I wouldn't call them a clone of the boxed kind (the texture is a little different, and they taste a little, well, fancier), they'll indeed give you that much needed fix. Now if only I could figure out how to make a little plastic sleeve for them to fit in.


Homemade Thin Mints

About the author: Jessie Oleson is a Seattle-based writer, illustrator, and cake anthropologist who runs Cakespy, an award-winning dessert website.

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