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!