It’s cookie season! I remember this time of the year oh so well when I was in Girl Scouts. I was a scout for five years and loved every minute of it. The friends, the fun, the camping, earning our patches, and of course, the cookies!
I can remember going door-to-door in my neighborhood selling the cookies, and then loading them all up in the wagon once they cookies arrived to deliver. We did cookie booths at the local grocery stores, and my troop was one of the top-selling in the area even though we were a very small troop. We used our cookie money every year to plan a camping trip to Disney World and go to the parks (one of the perks of growing up in Florida).
Every year we would get a sample of all the cookies to try so we could help others decide which cookie was best. I haven’t been a Girl Scout for many years now, but still get those delectable Thin Mints every single year. They are my favorite cookie! And they are one of the few constants that haven’t changed since I was selling them. The price has changed quite a bit, but the flavor is still every bit as amazing as the last time I had some.
When we moved to Texas a few years ago, I learned that there are two different companies that make the cookies, and depending on your area some of the cookies may have a different name. I was a little confused when I looked at our neighbor’s order form so had to do a bit of research into it.
No matter what area you are in, no matter what you call them, there is just something beautiful about biting into the Girl Scout cookies for the first time of the season! As I said, my favorite cookie is the Thin Mints, and I like them even better when they’ve been frozen! My husband enjoys the Samoas (also known as the Caramel Delights). I found a few recipes to share with you that include these cookies as one of their ingredients.
Mint Chocolate Trifle
Mint Chocolate Trifle is a mix of chocolate cake, Thin Mints, and pudding that all come together to form a delicious dessert that will have everyone coming back for seconds (or thirds)! The recipe was originally posted here on Dancing Through the Rain.
Thin Mint Truffles
Truffles (not to be confused with trifle) made from Thin Mints look like a delicious, quick, and easy recipe that will have everyone begging you to bring them to the next get-together. They are made by combining cookie crumbs with cream cheese, covering in chocolate, and freezing until they are set. You can find the recipe here on When is Dinner.
Ok, who doesn’t like parfait? Especially a yummy dessert parfait! This recipe from Bitz N Giggles uses Thin Mints, cool whip, pudding, brownies, and marshmallows to make individual-serving desserts that will please any sweet tooth.
Samoa ~ Caramel deLites Cupcakes
Yes, Thin Mints are the most popular cookie, but Samoas come in close behind with their caramel and coconut goodness. The PKP Way has come up with a recipe for making Samoa cupcakes that, while they don’t have the cookie in them, are sure to hold you over for those long months between cookie seasons!
So whether you are a fan of the cookies themselves or just the incredible flavor combinations, you have so many options for that Girl Scout Cookie taste throughout the year. That is if your cookies last that long!