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Girl Scout Cookies: A New Cookie and More


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. ;)

  • Savannah Smiles or Lemon Coolers 1 of 12
    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
  • Shout Outs 2 of 12
    Shout Outs
    Shout Outs are a simple Belgian cookie you may recognize as Lotus cookies or Biscoff, popular on Delta Airlines flights and...alongside my coffee.
    Make Shout Outs via Tasty Kitchen
  • Thank U Berry Munch 3 of 12
    Thank U Berry Munch
    Bits of cranberry and white chocolate make these cookies "berry" appealing.
    Make Thank U Berry Munch via My Recipes
  • Dulce de Leche 4 of 12
    Dulce de Leche
    The Girl Scouts are going for a alfajores knock-off with this one, but you can make your own, too. It's worth it...and, dare I say, better than the GS variety.
    Dulce de Leches or Alfajores via Recipe Girl
  • Tagalongs 5 of 12
    Tagalongs
    Similar to Peanut Butter Twix, these cookie-peanut-butter-chocolate-dipped wonders can come from your very own kitchen.
    Make Tagalongs
  • Do-Si-Dos 6 of 12
    Do-Si-Dos
    Peanut butter cookies, creamy peanut butter filling. It's a Nutter Butter via the Girl Scouts.
    Make Do-Si-Dos
  • Lemonades 7 of 12
    Lemonades
    Simple little lemon shortbreads, covered in sugar crystals and just waiting to be made in your home.
    Make Lemonades
  • Trefoils 8 of 12
    Trefoils
    A buttery shortbread cookie, these cookies will melt on your tongue.
    Make Trefoils
  • Thin Mints 9 of 12
    Thin Mints
    The Girl Scout cookie of all Girl Scout cookies. Everyone knows what a Thin Mint is, with its chocolate shell and minty chocolate cookie crunch.
    Make Thin Mints
  • Samoas 10 of 12
    Samoas
    Whether they call them Caramel deLites or Samoas, these coconutty, chocolatey, and caramel-covered cookies are a favorite for many.
    Make Samoas
  • Thanks-A-Lot Chocolate Dipped Shortbread 11 of 12
    Thanks-A-Lot Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
    A regional variety, there are places where these animal-shaped cookies just don't go.
    Make Thanks-A-Lot Chocolate Dipped Shortbread
  • Cinna-Spins 12 of 12
    Cinna-Spins
    A retired one, Cinna-Spins weren't available everywhere, but they can be when you make them yourself.
    Make Cinna-Spins

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

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