"Girl Scout" news and stories
When I was a Junior Girl Scout, the other girls sold box after box of Thin Mints, Do-si-Dos, and even those boring Trefoils, and received backpacks and beach towels and stuffed animals for their efforts.
...I sold twenty boxes and got a lousy iron-on patch.
Okay, so I'll never be an entrepreneur. That's okay. Doesn't mean I can't still enjoy the cookies, like the Samoas in Susan's unbelievably decadent recipe on her Sticky, Gooey, Creamy, Chewy blog.
Susan made some adjustments to her Chocolate Mascarpone Cheese Pie and came up with what she calls her Thank Heaven For Little Girl (Scout)s Samoa Cheese Tart, which sounds absolutely divine.
Susan's so nice, she buys cookies from all of the Scouts, but you technically only need one box of the Samoas, plus a few other things...
It's that time of year again: Girl Scout cookie season. This year all Girl Scout cookies are trans-fat free so you can eat them with slightly less guilt than before.
There are two bakeries that produce Girl Scout Cookies, Little Brownie Bakers and ABC Bakers . Both produce some of the classic cookies, including Thin Mints, Samoas, Trefoils and Tagalongs (a.k.a. Peanut Butter Patties), but each of the bakeries make several cookies that the other does not. Little Brownie Bakers has three original creations this year. Sugar Free Little Brownies are little chewy chocolate squares "packed with chocolate chips" that are diabetic friendly and All-Abouts are all about "Enjoying life as a true Girl Scout" and appear to have a chocolate-flavored coating on one side.
ABC Bakers has Reduced Fat Cartwheels, which are "oatmeal rounds with a cinnamon burst in every bite" and lemon-iced shortbread Lemonades in their lineup this spring, as well as cookies with the odd name Thanks-a-Lot appear to be the same as the All-Abouts from LBB, although they have the words for "thanks" in five different languages written on them.
I'm planning on passing on both the All-Abouts and Thanks-a-Lots, but I'll consider getting a box of Lemonades with my Samoas, Tagalongs and Trefoils this year.