Girl Scout Cookies


Girl Scout cookies

***** Location: USA
***** Season: All Spring
***** Category: Humanity


Pre-teen girls go from door to door in neighborhoods to sell Girl Scout cookies to help raise money for the Girl Scout organization. This has traditionally happened this time of year. Even at work, the parents of such children are eagerly supporting their daughters by soliciting co-workers to buy cookies.
I think the most popular type is thin-mint.

"chibi" (pen-name for Dennis M. Holmes)

In some areas, they are prepared in December or January, in some others later in the year till March.


Girl Scout Cookies are a familiar part of American culture.

For more than 80 years, Girl Scouts, with the enthusiastic support of their families, have helped ensure the success of local Girl Scout Cookie activities. From its earliest beginnings to its current popularity, the sale of cookies has helpd Brownie and Junior Girl Scouts and Girl Scouts 11-17 have fun, develop valuable life skills, and make the world a better place by helping to support Girl Scouting in their communities. Girls are proud that their efforts provide resources for their local Girl Scout councils and for their own Girl Scout troops/groups.

© 1998-2005, Girl Scouts of the United States of America.

Girl Scout Cookies® had their earliest beginnings in the kitchens and ovens of our girl members, with mothers volunteering as technical advisers. The sale of cookies as a way to finance troop activities began as early as 1917, five years after Juliette Gordon Low started Girl Scouting in the United States. The earliest mention of a cookie sale found to date was that of the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project in December 1917.

In July 1922, The American Girl magazine, published by Girl Scout national headquarters, featured an article by Florence E. Neil, a local director in Chicago, Illinois. Miss Neil provided a cookie recipe that was given to the council's 2,000 Girl Scouts. She estimated the approximate cost of ingredients for six- to seven-dozen cookies to be 26 to 36 cents. The cookies, she suggested, could be sold by troops for 25 or 30 cents per dozen.

In the 1920s and 1930s, Girl Scouts in different parts of the country continued to bake their own simple sugar cookies with their mothers. These cookies were packaged in wax paper bags, sealed with a sticker, and sold door to door for 25 to 35 cents per dozen.


1 cup butter
1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.

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Look at some photos of these delicacies:


and one more link :


Worldwide use

Things found on the way


Girl Scout cookies;
office coffee perks our conversation

"chibi" (pen-name for Dennis M. Holmes)


thin mints
I polish off
the box

Linda Papanicolaou


My sister, eternally trying to diet, refers to the Girl Scouts selling
cookies as: "Those dirty little pushers!"

She always succumbs
Down to the crumbs

Winnie Cross


Twin girl scouts -
double order of cookies,
one for each.

Zhanna P. Rader, 2006


on the concourse
at O'Hare . . . Girl Scouts
hawking cookies

Johnye Strickland

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