The words Girl Scout Cookies usually puts people in a frenzy. When Coffee-mate offered to send me their new Coffee-mate Girl Scouts creamers to try out, I got the same giddy feeling as when someone offers me Girl Scout cookies. Most people would just pour the Thin Mints or Caramel & Coconut flavors right into their coffee (which I did), but I had to make something with them.
Red velvet cupcakes with a whipped cream cheese caramel & coconut frosting to be exact. Yes, they are decadent. That’s why I made them in cupcake form. I won’t judge if you eat more than one.
I did cheat and use a boxed cake mix to make the red velvet cookies themselves. I would have loved to make them from scratch but I have to cut myself some slack. Right? (Recipe is at the bottom of the post.) You can even make the cupcakes ahead and the frosting later.
I attempted to make a buttercream frosting at first but that totally failed. It came out runny and way to sweet. After shopping for more cream cheese, I opted for a whipped frosting. Thank goodness it worked this time.
The kids love helping in the kitchen. I pre-measure all the ingredients and let the kids add them. (Check out my tips for baking with kids.) If you have a stand mixer, I recommend pulling it out to make this frosting. A hand mixer will work too, but it will take you a little bit longer.
Have you tried the Coffee-mate Girl Scouts creamers? Learn more about the creamers on the website and check out the commercial featuring Abby, a Girl Scout from Wisconson!
What’s your favorite Girl Scouts cookie?
- 1 box of red velvet cake mix
- 1 8oz block of cream cheese, softened
- ¼ c of granulated sugar
- ¼ c of Girl Scouts Coffee-mate in Caramel & Coconut
- 1½ c heavy whipping cream, chilled
- Caramel topping
- Mini-chocolate chips
- Follow instructions on the cake mix to make red velvet cupcakes. While cupcakes bake make the frosting.
- In stand mixer, add cream cheese and sugar. Using the whisk attachment, mix on medium speed until smooth, with very little lumps.
- While the cream cheese mixture is still whipping, slowly pour in the Girl Scouts Coffee-mate in Caramel & Coconut and heavy whipping cream.
- Continue to whip on medium until stiff peaks form, stopping occasionally to scrap the sides and bottom to fully incorporate the cream cheese. This can take anywhere from 5-10 minutes.
- Use a ziptop bag with the corner cut off or a pastry bag to decorate the cooled cupcakes. Drizzle with caramel sauce and sprinkle with chocolate chips.
Coffee-mate sent me the creamers to review. All opinions are my own.