It’s the most wonderful time of the year. Of course, I’m talking about Girl Scout cookie season in North Carolina! Obviously, it’s not just North Carolina. Girl Scouts are taking orders all over the nation to bring the iconic treats to cookie lovers. So, whether you live in North or South Carolina or states across the nation, it’s time to place those orders. And, you probably heard about the issues surrounding the latest flavor, Raspberry Rally, selling out quickly. Plus, controversy arose when boxes started appearing on eBay and secondary sites for outrageous prices, leading troops to caution buyers about purchasing cookies in this fashion. It’s a reminder to always support local troops when possible with your purchases. These days Girl Scouts use a hybrid model of online ordering and in-person selling to build entrepreneur skills. It’s easy to visit the site, type in your zip code and find cookies!
So, everyone has their favorites. I love Somoas with their blend of cookie, caramel, coconut and chocolate stripes! And, the Thin Mints and Trefoils shortbread cookie varieties are always a classic. They’re amazing enjoyed on their own. Plus, they freeze well to enjoy later. However, a few years ago I decided to do some searching to find recipes to transform the cookies into new, creative dishes. I found some interesting tips to incorporate Thin Mints into a quick single serve microwave mug cake in just 60 seconds. And, my love of Cookie Butter led me to discover a recipe for transforming the Trefoils into cookie butter to spread on toast or top ice cream. Or, enjoy it straight from the jar on a spoon! So, remember it’s Girl Scout Cookie season in North Carolina. Stock up and enjoy these simple recipes!