It’s Cookie Time

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SUBJECT: Girl Scout Cookies for Sale

Hi there,

My two daughters are selling Girl Scout Cookies again. If anyone would like to place an order, just send your preferences along to me when you can.

Thanks!

No, sir. Thank YOU.

I look forward to Girl Scout cookie season the same way kids look forward to Christmas. It only comes around once a year, and as a result you don’t have to feel bad ordering enough cookies to fill an 18-wheeler. #NoShame

This year, there were nine varieties to choose from – NINE! Do they add more every year? It definitely feels like it. Anyway, from what I can remember, they’re all pretty delicious, but I decided to limit myself to five of them. I know. The amount of self-control…

Here’s a quick rundown of the ones I decided to pass on:

  1. Savannah Smiles: zesty, lemon-flavored cookies dusted with powdered sugar
  2. Trefoils: traditional shortbread cookies, each one in the shape of the iconic trefoil
  3. Do-Si-Dos: sandwich cookies with crisp and crunchy oatmeal on the outside and creamy peanut butter inside
  4. Rah-Rah Raisins: hearty oatmeal cookies with plump raisins and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks

But who cares about the ones I can’t eat, right? Let’s talk about the good stuff!

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TOFFEE-TASTIC
indulgently rich, buttery cookies with sweet, crunchy golden toffee bits
I ordered these guys for my guy. My husband has a thing for toffee, so we had to give them a shot…or should I say he had to give them a shot. I have yet to try these, but he seems to enjoy them quite a bit. Although he described them as a little dry for his taste, “the amount of toffee in the cookie made up for it.”

GIRL SCOUT S’MORES
crunchy graham sandwich cookies with creamy chocolate and marshmallowy filling
Um, s’mores are basically the best dessert in the world. They’re crunchy and gooey and chocolatey, and why the Girl Scouts didn’t think to make them a cookie sooner is beyond me. Unfortunately, nothing ever lives up to the real deal. These cookies are tasty and have all the elements of actual s’mores, but there’s just nothing like a melty marshmallow.

TAGALONGS
a layer of peanut butter with a rich chocolaty coating
I would consider these the forgotten cookies. They’re SO good, but so often overlooked in favor of Samoas and Thin Mints. But, hello, chocolate, peanut butter, and a crunchy cookie? Yes, thank you. These were my son’s favorites, and he had to learn the hard truth of Girl Scout cookies: once they’re gone, you have to wait a year for more.

SAMOAS
caramel and toasted coconut-covered cookies
Coconut was never really my thing. I love the smell because it reminds me of the beach, but the taste? Not so much. That is, until I finally gave in and tried one of these cookies. These puppies are such a perfect combination of crunchy and chewy, and they’re so different from any other cookie out there – no cream, no filling, good use of coconut. I can see why this is a favorite.

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THIN MINTS
round, mint-flavored cookies with a delicious chocolaty coating
To me, the Thin Mint is the perennial Girl Scout cookie. Every time I place an order, I am sure to order an extra box of these puppies to store in the freezer in an attempt to make them last longer. It never works, but I try. I can proudly say, the freezer box is still intact…for now.

Do you have a favorite Girl Scout cookie? Did I leave out one that I should be sure to order next year?

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