Posted: Jan 29, 2014 8:00 AM
 
Feb. 7 and 8 mark Girl Scout Cookie Weekend, a two-day event to bring awareness to the sales program. That also means it's time for us to share our amazing Girl Scout cookie recipes.

Did you know that over 200 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies are sold each year? True story. Girl Scout cookie "season" is a delicious time for many of us. And while there's no shame in eating a sleeve of Thin Mints, we thought you might like to turn your favorite cookies into desserts and cocktails. So we created original recipes with some Girl Scout classics: Samoas, Tagalongs and Thin Mints!

Don't miss it!^ Make sure to check out the events surrounding Girl Scout Cookie Weekend at the end of this article, after the recipes.

Samoas

Samoas, also known as Caramel deLites, combine marvelously with ice cream for dessert and shake up well with coconut vodka!

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Samoas ice cream cake

Ingredients:

  • 1-3 boxes Samoas, divided
  • Premade chocolate pie crust (this is optional)
  • Ice cream, softened (caramel, vanilla or chocolate would all work well)
  • Whipped topping
  • Chocolate syrup
  • Caramel syrup

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Sassy Samoas martini

Ingredients:

  • 2 ounces coconut vodka
  • 1 ounce butterscotch schnapps
  • 1/2 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1/2 ounce Kahlua
  • Shredded coconut flakes
  • Samoas cookie for garnish

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Tagalongs

These crunchy peanut butter favorites are extra heavenly when combined with brownies and a lot more peanut butter. Or break out the crème de cacao and bourbon for a sweet adult beverage.

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Tagalongs brownie

Ingredients for brownie recipe:

  • 1-2 boxes Tagalongs
  • 1 box brownie mix
  • 1 cup creamy peanut butter

Ingredients for peanut butter frosting:

  • 1 container Cool Whip
  • 1/2-1 cup creamy peanut butter (Start with 1/2 cup of peanut butter and add more as needed to taste.)
  • 1 cup powdered sugar

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Tipsy Tagalong boozy milkshake

Ingredients:

  • 1-1/2 cups chocolate ice cream
  • 1/4 cup peanut butter
  • 1/4 cup milk
  • 4 Tagalong cookies
  • 1/2 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce bourbon
  • Whipped cream
  • Chocolate sauce

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Thin Mints

Thin Mints have spoken for themselves for decades! Whip up a batch of Thin Mints cupcakes or add a little Kahlua for a fantastic martini.

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Thin Mints cupcakes

Ingredients:

  • 1 box Thin Mints
  • Chocolate cake mix
  • Whipped vanilla frosting
  • Mint extract, vanilla extract and green food coloring

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Thin Mints martini

Ingredients: 

  • 2 ounces vodka
  • 1 ounce crème de cacao
  • 1 ounce Kahlua
  • 1/2 ounce peppermint schnapps
  • Thin Mint cookies for garnish
  • Fresh mint for garnish

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Girl Scout Cookie Weekend

“In 2013, we launched National Girl Scout Cookie Day as an opportunity to share the excitement of the world’s largest girl-led business and officially kick off the Girl Scout cookie season," said Anna Maria Chávez, CEO, Girl Scouts of the USA. "This year, we are thrilled to be celebrating the second year of cookie season with National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend over the course of two days."

To begin the weekend, Mom It Forward and Chávez will livestream an exclusive cookie party that you can catch on Facebook and YouTube. There will also be a surprise stunt by Charlie Todd of Improv Everywhere on Feb. 7. Follow Girl Scouts USA on Facebook for more details as the dates get closer.

Find cookies!^

If you don't know a Girl Scout, you can find out where to buy cookies by entering your zip code.

More delicious recipes

Baked cinnamon apple donuts
Pumpkin spice donuts
Reese's Peanut Butter Cup brownies

Topics: girl scout cookies