How to Make Your Own Girl Scout Cookies

If you’re anything like me then you know how irresistible girl scout cookies are.-But-sometimes you miss your chance at acquiring any girl scout cookies during the season. So, if your luck hasn’t panned out this cookie season, here are a few recipes you can use to make your favorite girl scout cookies with ease. We’ll be focussing on the five most popular girl scout cookies: thin mints, samoas, tagalongs, lemon smiles, and do-si-dos.

(Disclaimer, we are not trying to deprive the Girl Scout organization of cookie sales. We fully support Girl Scouts and encourage you to support your local troupe. This article is meant to help those who wish to get their hands dirty and recreate these delicious treats while the Girl Scouts’ versions are not in season.)

1) Minute Thin Mints

Mint and chocolate is a match made in heaven. Pairing rich, decadent chocolate with refreshing, bright mint is enough to make anyone forget their diet. So why not make these delicious little morsels yourself? With this simple recipe, you can make those delicious minty delights in under twenty minutes.

2) Spoof Samoas

A personal favorite of this writer, samoas combine the delicious tastes of chocolate, caramel, and toasted coconut. One would think it’s difficult to make these tasty treats, but in fact it couldn’t be easier. If you’re not afraid of getting your hands a little dirty, then caramel and toasted coconut stuck to your fingers shouldn’t be a problem. That being said, if you want to you can put on a pair of gloves and save your fingers from sticking together.

3) Tasty Tagalongs

Peanut butter and chocolate, every major candy company has realized that this combination is sheer magic on a plate. So why note bring the magic into your own home? This crispy wafer-like cookie takes minutes to bake and only seconds to slather in peanut butter and coat in decadent chocolate. You can go the classic milk-chocolate route, or you can get adventurous. Dark chocolate, chocolate and chili powder, sometimes sprucing up the classic can produce something just as good.

4) Lovely Lemon Smiles

For those times when chocolate seems a bit heavy but you’re still in the mood for something sweet, try a homemade lemon smile. This lemon flavored shortbread cookie is dusted with powdered sugar and ideal for serving with a tall glass of iced tea. So when it’s a hot summer afternoon and you’re looking for a light, refreshing treat, try out the loveliest lemon sweet that ever existed. Follow these instructions and you may be able to make in time for that summer garden party you’ve been prepping for.

5) Dainty Do-Si-Dos

A girl scout tradition, do-si-dos are a wonderful snack. Sweet, and slightly salty, do-si-dos are a peanut butter explosion. Take two shortbread cookies, sandwich them with peanut butter and presto you’ve got yourself a dainty, little do-si-do. If you want to get a little creative with them, or if you’re allergic to peanut, there are a few alternate takes on this recipe using fruit spreads instead of peanut butter. They’re just as delicious.

If the original cookies aren’t around by the time you’re craving them, have no fear. You can make your own version of these delightful little cookies with these simple recipes. Of course, if you do have the time and you feel nothing can come close to the original, please support your local girl scout troop and buy girl scout cookies today. Support girl scouts, and buy cookies today! These recipes will always be around when cookie season is over. Enjoy!

Written by: Elainna Ford

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