Girl Scout cookies have come under threat of a boycott from a group calling themselves HonestGirlScouts.com because a troop in Colorado let in a 7-year old transgender Girl Scout. (Thankfully, the outright bigotry by this website has spurred a heightening in the LGBT community ordering cookies). The ironic thing about the website is that written at the top, in bright pink letters is this:
“…to be Honest and Fair…
…and be a sister to every Girl Scout.”
– Part of the “Girl Scout Law”
As a former member of Illinois Troop #49, this action by so-called women that engage in “sisterly behavior” towards a child — male or female is completely embarrassing. Is there anything that the self-proclaimed gay-haters and racists won’t attack? I mean, even Mitt Romney has it out for PBS and Big Bird.
As I am formulating this post, I am thinking of how ironic it is that the post is about homemade Girl Scout Cookies, as I denounce a group of extremists for trying to boycot the Girl Scouts, but in reality, my love runs deep, and I don’t know a single Girl Scout — so I have to resort to my kitchen, these homemade Girl Scout cookie recipes are a symbol of my love for the organization, not my hatred towards it, and I would very much like to make that very clear. Additionally, these are mock recipes, however they are nothing like the real things (although — damn close).
Hateful, projected bigotry aside, the Girl Scout Cookie is a time-honored tradition. Every year, suburban mothers and fathers hock their children’s Girl Scout Cookies to everyone in a ten mile radius. Those of us stuck in the city with very few kids in our lives get the shaft. In lieu, I have developed a cheat sheet of a variety of Girl Scout Cookie recipes, past and present for those of you who hate kids, or who don’t know any…or quite frankly, are probably on some list (or like like you should be on one, you know who you are). Therefore, I present to you, the YeastConfection.com list of Girl Scout Cookies.
- Homemade Thin Mint Recipe – minty chocolate wafer cookies dipped in chocolate.
- Homemade Samoas Recipe – shortbread topped with coconut-laden caramel and drizzled with chocolate.
- Homemade Do-Si-Do Recipe – crispy peanut butter sandwich cookies with a peanut butter filling
- Homeade Tag-A-Long’s – peanut butter cup-like cookies with a shortbread base.
- Homemade Lemon Cooler’s – light, lemony cookies that were retired a few years ago.
- Homemade Dulce de Leche recipe – butter, flour and dulce de leche are the only ingredients in these cookies.
- Lemon Chalet Creme recipe - cinnamon, lemon zest, and buttercream make this lemon sandwich cookie a popular Girl Scout Cookie flavor.
- Homemade Lemonade Cookie recipe – these glazed, lemon cookies have a tang to them from the lemon, but mix nicely with the sugar.
- Homemade Savannah Smiles recipe — these lemony butter cookies are similar to a Mexican wedding cake. These were released to commemorate Girl Scout’s 100 Anniversary.
- Homemade Shout Out’s recipe -- a light, crisp Belgian style caramel cookie.
- Homemade Thanks-A-Lot recipe — a shortbread with a chocolate bottom.
- Homemade Thank U Berry Much recipe – cranberry and white chocolate chips.
- Homemade Trefoil’s recipe – aka Shortbread Cookies – The classic, Girls Scout cookie.
- Homemade Cafe recipe - crispy, cinnamon and brown sugar cookies.
- Homemade Cartwheels recipe - reduced fat cinnamon and oatmeal cookies.
- Homemade Double Dutch Cookies - Double chocolate chip cookies.