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!

More Than Just Cookies

Many people think about Girl Scouts only during cookie season, but it’s so much more than just cookie sales! Many of my fondest childhood memories are from activities, lock-ins, camping trips, and service projects with my troop. And that doesn’t even consider everything I remember from my summers at camp.

I learned how to build a fire, harness wind power on a sailboat, live for six days paddling down a river, sing about everything, the power of friendships, respect for nature, and how to help my community, and it’s ingrained in me today. Find how you can work with your local council by visiting the official GSUSA website.

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!

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9 thoughts on “8 Recipes Featuring Girl Scout Cookies

  1. We LOVE Girl Scout cookies around here! We get them every year (ordered online this year and then the day before they arrived I finally saw our local troop at the store, dang it!) but love our thin mints frozen. I’ll basically eat any GC cookie! I’ll have to try some of these recipes, because they’re making my mouth water just looking at the pictures.

    1. Frozen thin mints are so so good! But I totally agree that they are all delicious. I hope you get a chance to try something new with your haul this year.

    1. They are the best for sure! We always have to hunt them down so it’s definitely a fun surprise to see them out selling.

  2. It’s terrible, but I really only think of two kinds of Girl Scout Cookies when someone mentions the name. However, I know there are SO many more – and the recipe ideas here are spectacular. I also know there’s way more to the Girl Scouts than just their cookies, but sometimes it’s hard to remember when the cookies are so dang good!

    1. It sounds like you need to try some more cookie flavors, and I hope these recipes inspire you to get to a know a few more. I agree that the cookies are so good, which is why I always try to think about what I’m supporting when I buy them. It’s a great organization!

  3. I was a Girl Scout for many many years (up to earning my Silver) and of course I love the cookies and always try to support them! I have some free time to bake right now and these all sound amazing, so I think I may be trying a few of these.

    1. Congratulations on earning that award! Buying cookies is an excellent way to keep supporting the organization and your local troops. I hope you find something you love here!

  4. I love Girl Scout cookies, and I always look forward to this time of year! Those Chocolate Dipped S’mores Cookies look so good.

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