Baking

The Best Way To Eat Each Kind of Girl Scout Cookie

I know, I already did my Food Riot Girl Scout Cookie piece for the Girl Scout Cookie Season, but I’m giving myself a bonus piece because Girl Scout Cookies is just the food topic that keeps on giving.

What I was thinking is this. I usually only buy two kinds of Girl Scout cookies (Samoas and Thin Mints) and because this year I’m kicking my own healthy eating ass, I only bought a box of Thin Mints, which are sitting in my freezer and being consumed four at a time like I’m a little French girl in WWII and I can only have the tiniest amount of chocolate every day BECAUSE OF RATIONING.

(An alternate bonus Girl Scout cookies post was going to be about how those cookies are currently singing to me from my freezer like the sirens in The Odyssey, and late at night I can hear them rustling around in their box like the heart under the floorboards in The Tell-tale Heart and it’s all driving me up the fucking wall, but I’m not going to do that because the last thing you guys need is TWO BONUS Girl Scout cookies posts, you get it, you get it, cookies are great)

Digressing, my point is I don’t eat ALL the cookie types they sell at their cute little stations, but I was thinking about what recipes/preparations would cause me to actively want to eat Trefoils or Do-Si-Dos. Below, a list.

l_RU199171-1TREFOILS

I’ve never, been, like, DYING for a Trefoil, but turning these cookies into an Apple Crisp (oh Rachael Ray, what CAN’T you do) makes me much more likely to eat these cookies (and a stick of butter to boot!)

 

 

6923323283_3c61fc7c23DO SI DOS

I’m not a big peanut butter girl (I know! I know! I KNOW!) so I’ve never been a big Do Si Dos girl, but turning these cookies into banana muffins makes me want to be… more of a peanut butter/Do Si Do girl.

 

 

 

 

images-1DULCE DE LECHE

What IS one to do with a box or two of dulce de leches? Snack mix, natch and natch.

 

 

 

samoa-waffles-2-585x388SAMOAS

The thing is, I will just eat Samoas straight, but I now I also want to eat Samoas AS WAFFLES. Lord on high, can you IMAGINE?

 

 

tagalong-crescents-1_thumbTAGALOGS

I thought the waffles were impressive, I really, really, did, but that was until I discovered TAGALOG CRESCENTS! CRESCENT ROLLS WITH GIRL SCOUT COOKIE FILLING. I DON’T EVEN KNOW HOW TO PROCESS THIS! I HAVE TO STOP TYPING, MY BRAIN IS LEAKING OUT OF MY EARS AND ONTO THE KEYBOARD.

 

Thin-Mint-Smores-FoodieCrushTHIN MINTS

It is incredibly difficult to improve on Thin Mints, a cookie I’m sure the Girl Scouts of America sold their tiny souls to Satan to receive the recipes for. I mean, you stuff those suckers in the freezer, take them out in a few hours, and the f—ing French and all their fancy bakers aren’t going to be able to come up with a dessert better than that. Nevertheless, Thin Mint S’mores almost sound like too much fun to handle, so what the hey, let’s let Thin Mint S’mores on the list, a recipe I am also sure some food blogger sold their soul to Satan to obtain.

 

Okay, now you tell me what to do with Lemonades and Savannah Smiles and all the other cookies I have no idea what the what to do with. Or cookies I did mention that you have a BETTER idea of what to do with (Waffles? Crescents? GOOD LUCK). The floor is yours, m’loves.

 

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  • http://writemeg.com/ Meg

    I’ll take one of each, please. Is it weird to admit that Trefoils are actually my favorite Girl Scout cookie? And that if I actually break down to buy some from the adorable upturned faces hounding me outside the grocery store, they’re typically gone long before I could craft them into a separately awesome dessert?

    I’m also the sort of person who loves vanilla ice cream — plain, serious, “dull” vanilla — more than any other flavor. So I guess the Trefoils go hand-in-hand?

    • http://cornfreejuly.blogspot.com/ Jane Ward

      CRUMBLE UP YOUR TREFOILS INTO YOUR VANILLA ICE CREAM. Sorry. Didn’t mean to shout; I just got really excited. I’m a big fan of crumbling up any kind of cookie and sprinkling it on vanilla ice cream. I feel like this would actually be good for the lemon ones, which have a little too much icing to handle straight up.

      • http://writemeg.com/ Meg

        Um, why didn’t I think of that?! GENIUS. (Totally cool with yelling re: excitement, by the way. And cookies do bring out the enthusiasm!)

  • Danguole Lekaviciute

    But, but, Kit. KIT. I want the Tell-Tale Thin Mints post. I also want the Samoas waffles–hot damn–and thin mint s’mores (I put York peppermint patties on a s’more once and it changed my life).

  • http://www.jrblogs.com JR

    Thin mints? You nailed it. Freeze them and pair with tap water. Eat the whole sleeve while standing over the sink. Pretty? no. Amazing? Yes.