Lifestyle: Girl Scout Cookies Just Got Better

Who’s the one person you’re always happy to see at your door? The Brownie that lives down the block, of course. And clearly, it doesn’t take much to get you to place a large order.

Girl Scout cookies are delicious as is, but we discovered a few ways to make them even more irresistible. Here’s four reasons to spring for an extra box.

popcorn
(Photo courtesy of Lolly Jane)

Thin Mints
Some people have the discipline to store these wafers in the freezer unit they’re chilled. Not feeling patient? For immediate gratification, crumble them into a batch of popcorn that’s drizzled with melted white chocolate.
Get the recipe at lollyjane.com.

shake
(Photo courtesy of Wanna Be a Country Cleaver)

Samoas aka Caramel Delights (region depending)
Because of the coconut flakes, folks either run hot or cold on these quintessential Girl Scout cookies. If you are a fan, inhale them even faster by whirling them into a milkshake made with coconut ice cream. Back in the day, hitting the booze would have gotten you kicked out of the troop. Celebrate the fact that you’re all grown up by adding rum.
Get the recipe at countrycleaver.com.

butter
(Photo courtesy of Geeky Hostess)

Trefoils aka Shortbread
We consider this shortbread biscuit the Kate Middleton of the Girl Scout cookie world. It’s classic, refined, and a little on the tame side, yet still has the power to captivate us. Especially when it’s turned into a sweet butter. Puree a handful with brown sugar, cinnamon, and milk and spread it on graham crackers or toast.
Get the recipe at geekyhostess.com.

cupcake(Photo courtesy of My Baking Addiction)

Tagalongs aka Peanut Butter Patties
The peanut butter cookies are little masterpieces in their own right. But what happens when you bake them inside cupcakes made with sour cream, pudding mix, and espresso, and then, top each one with buttercream frosting and chocolate glaze? The genius who invented this recipe deserves a sash full of badges.
Get the recipe at mybakingaddiction.com.

Don’t have a Girl Scout ringing your bell? Find out where to get your hands on some.