The baking with Girl Scout Cookies® saga continues! Trefoils™ are sometimes seen as the plain, boring cookies that you always have extra boxes of after a booth sale. My sister had an extra box of Trefoils™ from last year and gave them to me on the condition that I bake something with them. Also, did you know that February 8th is National Girl Scout Cookie Day?
I was a little burned out on chocolate, as crazy as that may sound, so I wanted to make something for my office for Valentine’s Day that was decadent, but lighter. I made my Mini Blackberry Cheesecakes recipe and replaced the blackberries with blueberries. I also replaced the vanilla wafer cookies with the buttery, fragrant Trefoils™ and added some almonds in too (omitting the almond extract in the original).
It was easy to convince my office-mates to try these treats. The fruit on top makes it “healthy”; they’re bite-sized; they have Girl Scout Cookies® in them, which makes them “limited edition”. The crust on these are delicious and it goes well with the tanginess of the cheesecake and the tart berries.
Feel free to sub your favorite fruit on top or replace the cookies with what you have on hand. I had some extra filling and crust and swirled in some chocolate chips and crunchy cookie butter for a rich Valentine’s treat.
This was my fourth month participating in Foodie Penpals. For this month & November, I’ve been “splitting” Foodie Penpals with my sister, Ariel. We build the boxes together and share the boxes we receive. We totally forgot to document November, so this is only our 3rd FPP post. Since our box arrived at my sister’s house, I had her type up this Guest Post and snap some the pictures.
What was inside: a great variety of tea (chai, raspberry, mint, etc.), a white chocolate macadamia Luna bar, ginger chews, spearmint gum, a See’s chocolate lollipop, and tea bags to place your own loose leaf tea in it! Everything came in a festive red snowflake tin – which was perfect to store my tea in. I’ve just been sticking my teas into the kitchen drawers – now I can have them all in one place!
I really enjoyed Esther’s package since I feel like she knew me. I unfortunately gave her really vague guidelines, saying I love tea, Luna bars, chocolate, and on-the-go things. She nailed me!
I love ginger chews! I actually get nauseous sometimes and those are really handy to have in your purse.
I really can’t wait to try the different teas you got me and the little tins are so cute – they have cherry blossoms and geishas on them. She told me that she got them in Pearl River Market in NYC. I love going to NYC and I have been there before, so I will pick them up again!
I’ve never tried the Luna bar flavor, but I’m sure it’ll be delicious. The spearmint gum is always a must have in my purse and I’m always running out. The chocolate lollipop looks promising but I’m saving it for a special day 🙂
Thanks for my perfect package, Esther!
Here’s a pic of what we sent to our FPP, who doesn’t have a blog:
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