7 Homemade Girl Scout Cookie Recipes

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2/28/2013 9:00 AM   :  58 comments   :  104,135 Views

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I was a Girl Scout all the way through high school graduation. My grandmother and mother were troop leaders, and my mom earned a 25 year award for her commitment to scouting. We love the Girl Scouts in my family.

One of my least favorite parts of scouting was also one of my favorites: the cookies! I detest selling things to this day, so I never won any cookie awards. But I sure did love eating them! Now that I have the metabolism of a 30-something woman rather than a kid, I'm not going to be downing sleeves of Thin Mints like I did back then, but I do still enjoy them.

I just moved to rural North Carolina, where I don't know any Girl Scouts, so there will be no cookies for me this year. I might instead whip up a batch of these Girl Scout clone recipes (with some healthy ingredient swaps, perhaps?). We've rounded up seven homemade Girl Scout cookie recipes!


Early Girl Scout Cookie Recipe (Trefoil swap)
Tagalongs Girl Scout Cookies
Peanut Butter Sandwich Cookies
Homemade Thin Mints
Homemade Lemon Coolers
Fijis (Samoas)
Left-Behinds (Tagalongs)

If you have extra Girl Scout cookies (is there ever such a thing?), here are some recipes that use them as an ingredient:
Decadent Recipes that Use Girl Scout Cookies
Thin Mint Cupcakes
Girl Scout Cookie Tagalong Cake Bars
Girl Scout Samoas Waffles Recipe With Coconut Caramel Sauce
 
How do your favorite Girl Scout Cookies measure up?

You might also like:
SLIDESHOW: The Best and Worst Girl Scout Cookies
How the (Girl Scout) Cookies Crumble
 


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Comments

  • 8
    I have to agree with some of the comments below, this does not seem appropriate for this site. - 2/28/2013   4:56:38 PM
  • 7
    I was a Girl Scout all the way through high school, too (and also hated selling and loved eating the cookies).

    Nowadays, I buy 10 boxes from my niece with directions to donate all 10 boxes to the local food bank. - 2/28/2013   12:50:33 PM
  • ISAACALISON
    6
    This is kinda misleading ! Yup! I love thin mints but after losing 90 lbs I look for healthy treats and lower calorie or reduced fat treats! Maybe a low fat or lower calorie version would be a great idea! Thanks for sharing though! I will try to tweak it myself and get to y'all , - - 2/28/2013   11:48:58 AM
  • ISAACALISON
    5
    This is kinda misleading ! Yup! I love thin mints but after losing 90 lbs I look for healthy treats and lower calorie or reduced fat treats! Maybe a low fat or lower calorie version would be a great idea! Thanks for sharing though! I will try to tweak it myself and get to y'all , - 2/28/2013   11:40:19 AM
  • 4
    I love SparkPeople and hate it when people leave hateful comments, but AKATHLEEN54 is right! This article is terrible for people trying to live healthy lives or lose weight. After reading this all I want to do is eat an entire box of cookies or other "decadant" treat. I know its ok to eat a cookie now and then but I wasn't even thinking about treats until I read this and looked at the pictures of the cupcakes. For shame! - 2/28/2013   11:23:41 AM
  • 3
    Why in the world would you post "decadant recipes that use girl scout cookies"? Number one they are loaded with fat and calories and the recipes do not list any nutritional information. Bad idea!! - 2/28/2013   11:13:15 AM
  • 2
    Happiness has flooded my heart :D What a treat!!! - 2/28/2013   11:12:19 AM
  • RACEWELLWON
    1
    The Lemon Coolers are my choice to make for an Easter Treat - Thanks - 2/28/2013   9:51:23 AM

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