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Wednesday, January 05, 2011
Cookie Time is here!!
For those of you who don't know, cookie time is referring to that special time of year when you can buy Girl Scout cookies.
And although purchasing cookies supports a good cause (yes that's right, you DO have an excuse to buy as many boxes as you wish!) Suzy wants to make sure you are prepared before you are approached by the cuties with their sashes (or their moms!).
In the Beginning...
Under Juliette Gordon Low, the woman who brought the Girl Scouts to America, cookie sales began back in 1917 to help finance Girl Scout troop activities. At that time the cookies were homemade by the scouts. It wasn't until 1934 that Girl Scouts began selling commercially baked cookies. By 1937 there were 125 Girl Scout Councils nationwide selling cookies. Today there are over 300 councils selling cookies at different times all year long.
What's in a Name?
Ever wondered why the same cookie may have two different names? And why can't you get the same cookies everywhere? The answer is simple. Girl Scout Cookies are baked in two different bakeries, ABC/Interbake Foods and Little Brownie Bakers. Although, there are some differences you should always be able to find Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos (Peanut Butter Sandwiches) and Trefoil (Shortbread) cookies.
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Which Flavor is Your Favorite?
According to the Girl Scouts of America, Thin Mints is the favorite closely followed by Samoas®/Caramel deLites, then it's Peanut Butter Patties®/Tagalongs®, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos™ and then the rest. Thin Mints were my favorite for the longest time. I just love the fact I can eat a chocolate cookie and cleanse my breath at the same time. Last year, I discovered Caramel deLites (Samoas). I just love the caramel, coconut and chocolate combination. This year it's Thanks-A-Lots. They have such a great taste, a shortbread cookie on top with chocolate on the bottom.
What Do You Do With the Leftover Cookies?
My usual answer to that question is "What leftover cookies?" Yes, the first year my daughter sold them I bought too many boxes. She just had to have that t-shirt. By her third year of selling, she built up a good cliental and we only bought what we'd eat. If you do have leftover cookies, I've been told they keep well in the freezer. Another way to use those leftover cookies would be to use them in cooking. I've found that the recipes are all pretty much the same. They only seem to change with the cookie type.
Check out some of these creative recipes using GS Cookies!
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Courtesy of: Carroll Pellegrinelli