Have a Cookie, Why Don't Ya?

Once per year, typically in spring, the Girl Scouts of America (not to be confused with the Girl Scouts of Eastern Poland) peddle their cookies. These little bits of manna from heaven come in a variety of flavors and textures, with fun names like Savannah Smiles, Tagalongs and Do-si-dos.

Some have fancier names than they did years ago when I was a wee Brownie, (example: the shortbreads became “Trefoils”…I mean??)

Some have been only recently introduced, (Dulce de Leche anyone?)

Some are still the best invention since sliced bread, (and their names are Thin Mints.)

To call these merely cookies is blasphemy. They are culinary delights, born from the greatest country in the world and made of nicotine and crack cocaine (apparently). They have the power to turn enemies to friends, tighten that pesky pair of baggy pants and give new life to that boring glass of milk.

And my friends, it’s that time of the year.

In case you’ve been enjoying your Girl Scout cookies for weeks now and are getting bored, here are a few recipes that incorporate these gems:

Thin Mint Pie – My Baking Addiction

Seven-Layer Samoa Bars – Cookie Crazed Mama

Tagalong Cake Bars – Kevin & Amanda

Girl Scout Cookie Pops Using Trefoils – Coupon Clipping Cook

Tagalong Dip – Something Swanky

Anywhoodle, thought I'd share these exquisite little recipes. Happy cookie eating!


  1. Oh my...those all look amazing. I kind of went overboard on ordering cookies this year...I'll have to try some of those recipes out!

  2. Cue mouth watering!! Ahhh these all look amazing. Thin Mints are my all time favorite!!

  3. It is crazy how I can eat almost a whole roll in one sitting. I love and hate this time of year!

  4. Those all look delicious, now I am wanting all of them lol.. xo

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  5. Unfortunately ,i love thin mints too!

  6. 5 boxes of thin mintsd are not good for the waistline...but oh so delicious!

  7. Holy Moly! I've been trying to eat as clean as possible in an effort to fit back into my wardrobe, even starting to incorporate it into my blog in an effort to stay honest. Then two things happened - first everyone was peddling these delightful little pieces of heaven and now THIS post. Love/Hate Girl Scout Cookie time!

  8. Love this! This is making me so hungry!Sending love from New York City, hope you are well. Please follow me! & like me on Facebook! I also recently entered a contest to be ELF Cosmetics new fresh face. Please vote for me here: http://www.exploremodeling.com/Casting/elfCosmetics2013/77855/Janice_Tran.aspx I so appreciate it.

  9. I helped pickup the cookies sold by girls' troops from the warehouse yesterday. Every nook and cranny in my van was filled with cookie goodness.

  10. If just sitting on the couch in my pj's eating boxes of GS cookies by themselves weren't already amazing enough.... You went and posted this.. and now took it to a whole new level.. off to the kitchen (with my multiple boxes of cookies) to do cooking I go!

  11. My pants are getting smaller just thinking about it


  12. I love to crush thin mints in chocolate ice cream! They use to make a thin mint ice cream, but I haven't seen it on the shelves (well, the freezer shelves) in a while.

  13. Thanks for linking to my bars! I hope that whoever tries them enjoys them as much as I do!

  14. Yes, I love dulce de leche. It is sugar & milk.


  15. they look yummy!

  16. The 7-layer bars...I will be dreaming of those now!!!!


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