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Recipe Roundup: Girl Scout Cookies!


You know it’s winter when you see rainbow boxes full of girl scout cookies with shivering little girls peeking over the tables outside all the local Walmarts, Lowes, and Krogers. Yes, Girl Scout cookie season is an annual tradition and the troops love your support — especially when it’s raining!

I know you can’t say no to those cute girls, so let’s give you a way to consume all those 267 boxes you bought on Saturday. (Don’t forget about the Troop to Troop program where you can send your boxes to members of the armed forces.) No judgment if a box of cookies and Netflix is your ideal date, but if you are looking to incorporate these beloved recipes into NEW tasty treats,  I’ve got the recipe roundup for you. Below are my picks for the best Girl Scout cookie recipes.

Wait, WHY are my Girl Scout Cookies Named Different than yours?

But before we launch face first into this culinary greatness, let’s review WHY there are so many names of the cookies and they look different from Dallas to Fort Worth. There are actually TWO national bakers that create the cookies for the Girl Scouts: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. If you’re in our DFW area, it’s extra confusing because the diving line goes between Dallas and Tarrant counties. You can see from this handy map, that Dallas is in the Little Brownie Bakers camp, Fort Worth is in ABC Bakers territory. They have slightly different names and recipes for their cookies, but either way, they are addicting – and people are loyal to each!

Now that we’ve cleared that up, let’s get to the recipes!

My Favorite Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

Recently on NBC Affiliate KTEN with Sarah Strackhouse, I featured:

Trefoils Toffee and Chocolate Bark with Toasted Pecans. (I substituted the almonds for pecans because Texas is in the South. We always choose pecans first!)  You can find this recipe on the Girl Scouts site here.

Samoas Coconut Cream Filled Croissant Donuts that was a prize winning entry on the Little Brownie Bakers website. You can find that recipe here.

Image Credit: Little Brownie Bakers

Image Credit: Little Brownie Bakers

But let’s not forget my own creation! Trefoils Cookie Balls. It’s boozy though, not the best for the morning show.

trefoils cookie ball recipe

Here are a few I didn’t feature live, but I would like to make these this cookie season. My favorite is at the end:

Fried Samoas Shrimp. Hello Super Bowl, have some shrimp! Find the recipe on Little Brownie Bakers here.

Image Credit: Little Brownie Bakers

Image Credit: Little Brownie Bakers

Tagalong Cupcakes by The Culinary Chronicles look scrumptious. Find the recipe here.

Image credit: The Culinary Chronicles

Image credit: The Culinary Chronicles

White Chocolate Thin Mint Popcorn by LollyJane. Find the recipe here.

Image Credit: LollyJane

Image Credit: LollyJane

Thin Mint Gooey Cake Bars by Picky Palate. Find the recipe here.

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And lastly, these look so amazing: Tagalong Stuffed Oreos. Find the recipe (and funny story) from The Domestic Rebel here.

Image Credit: The Domestic Rebel

Image Credit: The Domestic Rebel

Get those stretchy pants ready! What’s your favorite cookie???

PSST: There are more great recipes on my Pinterest page here.



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