During this time of year when I was a kid, our living room would be overrun with cases upon cases of Girl Scout Cookies. All the old favorites, from Thin Mints to Samoas, and of course my ultimate favorite: Tagalongs, filled the room until they could be sorted and distributed. As an adult, I still get excited to fill my house with these treats, and sometimes go a little overboard! If you’re like me and order a few extra each year, I’m sharing some fun recipes featuring Girl Scout cookies from fellow bloggers.
Why Should I Buy Girl Scout Cookies?
I’m a lifetime member of the Girl Scouts, and they are an organization I truly believe in. Even if I never have a daughter, I will continue to support my local troops by buying cookies, and you should do the same! A percentage of proceeds goes right to the troop, so they can buy supplies, do service projects, and plan camping trips.
Other than that, selling cookies teaches the young girls about business skills, such as marketing, distribution, supply and demand, and more. It allows them to learn how to conduct professional transactions and communicate, even at a young age.
For purely selfish reasons, they are delicious! Like I said, my favorites are Tagalongs, or the chocolate coated peanut butter patties, which I like to keep in the fridge. I also love frozen Thin Mints, which are the classic flavor you’ve probably had many times. They now have gluten-free varieties as well, so there’s something for everyone!
Recipes That Feature Girl Scout Cookies
Sure you could sit down and just eat them right out of the box (no judgment, that sounds like a pretty good day around here), or you could get creative and use them for other fun treats. Here’s a few I’d love to try out:
How to Buy Girl Scout Cookies
There are a few different ways to get your hands on these goodies. First, you can wait until cookie season, find a local Girl Scout, and place an order. However that means you probably won’t get cookies for another year!
Luckily, many troops buy extra cookies so they can sell them in front of grocery stores or other common places. Look out when you’re shopping, or check local Facebook groups to see if any troops are advertising where they may be set up. You can also use the Digital Cookie portal on the Girl Scout website. You can search your zip code to see if online ordering or booth listings are available in your area.
Only registered Girl Scouts are authorized to sell cookies, so be sure you are buying directly from a scout or troop in your area. If you find them somewhere else, the cookies may be expired or a knock-off product. Plus, the proceeds won’t help your local troops.
Are you a Girl Scout cookie fan? Let me know your favorite!