Thin Mint Ice Cream Dessert

It’s that time of year…  Girl Scout cookie time.  Here’s a recipe that is perfect for those yummy thin mints.  You’ll make a Girl Scout’s day and a delicious dessert.

    21 thin mint cookies – finely chopped                         
    1 tablespoon butter – melted                                   
    1 quart vanilla ice cream                                      
    1 8-ounce container cool whip topping                          
    1/4 teaspoon peppermint extract                                
    Additional cookies – for garnish                               

1)   Preheat oven to 350 degrees.  Add butter to chopped cookies; mix well.  Press crumb mixture onto bottom of square dish.  Bake 8 minutes and cool completely.

2)  Soften ice cream for half an hour out of freezer.

3)  Stir ice cream in a bowl until softened and smooth.  Fold in 2 cups of whipped topping and extract.  Spread ice cream over cooled crust.  Cover with foil and freeze for 6 hours or overnight.

4)  Let stand at room temp for 10 minutes before serving.  Garnish with extra topping and cookies (halved.)

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