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Girl Scout Cookies: A New Cookie and More

By Ole & Shaina Olmanson |


It’s that time of the year where the girls in the brown and green uniforms start making their way through the neighborhood. Parents show up with order forms at work and people post statuses on their Facebook account looking for interested buyers. It’s Girl Scout cookie time!

This year they unveiled a new cookie, the Savannah Smiles, described on their website as “bite-sized lemon-wedge cookies, bursting with zesty lemon flavor.” These crescent-shaped wonders are sprinkled with little lemon chips to offer bursts of flavor and are here to celebrate 100 years of Girl Scouts. Is it just me, or are they bringing back the Lemon Coolers of my Girl Scout days back in the ’80s?

If you don’t know a Girl Scout or if you prefer to make your cookies from scratch in the comfort of your own home, you’re in luck. We have the recipes for the full lineup of 2012 cookies to take care of your Girl Scout craving…even before those brightly colored boxes can arrive on your doorstep, including the new flavor in Lemon Cooler form, of course. ;)
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Girl Scout Cookies: New Cookie and Copycat Recipes

Savannah Smiles or Lemon Coolers

The newest cookie in the lineup or a throwback to the '80s? You decide.
Make Savannah Smiles or Lemon Coolers via Baking Bites

Use the cookie locator tool on the Girl Scout Cookies website to find someone selling near you.

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About Ole & Shaina Olmanson

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Ole & Shaina Olmanson

Shaina Olmanson is the food writer and home cook behind Food for My Family. Shaina can usually be found in one of three places: cooking, at the computer or behind the camera. These three things occur in the kitchen simultaneously with her four children hanging from her apron strings as she teaches them to cook and the importance of eating locally, seasonally, organically and together. She is a former Babble Food blogger.

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