Friday, March 9, 2012

Celebrate Girl Scouts' 100th Anniversary with Cookie Recipes

photo credit: Tovia Smith/NPR

Look at those faces. Aren't they adorable?!  

It's cookies season for the Girl Scouts and girls are out in force hawking Thin Mints, Samoas, Tagalongs and more.   But Girl Scouts is about a whole lot more than baked goods, as this story from NPR's Tovia Smith explains.

We're a Girl Scout house. Miranda was a scout for several years, Hannah's been one since kindergarten and Olivia has racked up 8 years so far and swears she's Going for the Gold (and the college scholarships that come with it!).  

We've got nearly 500 boxes of cookies in our living room right now (down from the 2,000 we did have!) .... and lots of ways to use them.  Um, let's see: 

  1. Straight out of the box one Thin Mint sleeve at a time!
  2. Not Yo Mama's Banana Pudding (with Trefoils) 
  3. Bourbon Samoa Bars (bourbon. need I say more?)
  4. Thin Mint Chocolate Cheesecake
And that's just a sample. Check the links for even more recipes.

Need some cookies to do your recipe sampling?  There's an app for that.  And if you're local, Olivia and Hannah's troops are sponsoring a cookie booth tomorrow (3/10) from 10 a.m. to ?? at the Hoover WalMart on 150. Come out, say "Hi!" and get your sugar on... 


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