Posted: 11:39 am Thursday, January 23rd, 2014
By Liz Balmaseda
Just when you think it’s safe to get serious about your say-no-to-cookies New Year’s resolution, they land on your radar: Girl Scout cookies.
And they will not be ignored, the Samoas, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos and Thin Mints.
They are here for just a short while – this year’s drive ends Feb. 16 – so they are doubly tempting.
But there’s a good reason to give in to your craving for Tagalongs: the annual cookie drive teaches girls leadership, business and art-of-competition skills. Certainly you can indulge in a few extra calories for that good cause.
Cookie flavors vary across the country. Here are the cookies you may find at your local Girl Scout Cookie stand: Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, Thank U Berry Munch, Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos and Savannah Smiles.
The cookies sold by troop members of the Girl Scouts of Southeast Florida, which counts more than 15,000 girls from the ages of 5 to 17 in Palm Beach, Broward, Martin, St. Lucie, Indian river and Okeechobee counties, are baked by Little Brownie Bakers of Louisville, KY.
So where do you find the cookies in your neighborhood? Here’s a nifty locator map. (Yes, we’re enabling your cookie temptations.)
For more info on the cookie program, visit the official website.
Want to get creative with your cookies? Try this recipe:
Makes 2 servings
1/2 box of Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies
6 cups of vanilla ice cream
1 cup of milk
1 can of whipped cream
Mix cookies, ice cream and milk in blender. Blend until
desired thickness. Serve in tall milkshake glass and top
with whipped cream and garnish with crumbled cookies.
Recipe by Little Brownie Bakers.