Well, it’s that time again – Girl Scout cookie season. If you’re anything like me, you’ve been craving Thin Mints for months! But have you looked at the list of ingredients?? Artificial flavors, artificial colors, and several other ingredients that I don’t believe I (or you) should be ingesting. There is an awesome solution to this problem, though: make your own! While slightly labor intensive and time-consuming (let’s face it, you’re probably a beader so this shouldn’t be a problem), it is so worth it to have fresh, home-made cookies with normal ingredients. Plus, you can have them year-round!
So put down your beads (I know, I know….) and put on your apron, because this recipe will change your life. (Note: I use a mix of Andes mints and chocolate chips along with butter for the coating, and I actually dip the cookies in the melted mixture so they are fully covered, instead of the drizzle just being on top.)
Once you have a batch of cookies made, and are stuffed because you just ate a baker’s dozen by yourself…invite some friends over! You can impress them with your amazing home-made thin mints, and have a beading bash with these awesome thin-mint-inspired beads! Is it just me or do mint green and chocolate brown go together like cookies and milk?
If you or your friends need some assistance or inspiration, Happy Mango Beads now offers kits, with instructions and materials included, to get you started. Or just compile your own selection of beads and see what you come up with! One thing’s for sure: if you use these colors, you just might want to eat all of your hard work, which is why you need to make the cookies first…
Beads and materials pictured include “The Grasshopper” Kit, brown and tan leather lace, pearl beads, bone beads, glass rondelles, bronzite, lampwork beads, glazed porcelain beads, crystal glass, wood beads, Czech glass, an enameled copper pendant, and a glazed ceramic pendant.