Just as Girl Scouts are challenged to think outside the box when coming up with innovative and resourceful ways to help their communities—we challenged five local foodie bloggers to create imaginative, original recipes that include both Girl Scout Cookies and fresh ingredients from our friends at Melissa’s Produce.
And the results are in! As we enter our last weekend of Girl Scout Cookie sales in Greater LA, check out all the recipes below and scroll to the end of this post to find out which recipe we’ve dubbed the 2017 champ!
Citrus Raspberry Trifle by Kitchy Cooking
This recipe will make you glad that Girl Scout Cookie season overlaps with citrus season.
Chocolate Samoa Cake with Hazelnuts and Fresh Coconut by Fresh Food in a Flash
From Chef Patricia K. Rose: Girl Scouts have taken on the challenge of selling cookies for the past 100 years and I encourage you to take on the challenge of making this outrageous fresh cake with their Samoa cookies.
Tropical Friendship Bars by My Imperfect Kitchen
From Chef Sara: These shareable snack bars are stuffed with tropical dried fruits, coconut flakes, almonds, white chocolate chips and use Savannah Smiles Lemon Cookies to give them a summery brightness! They would be perfect for a troop meeting, hiking trip, backpacking adventure or a simple after-school snack!
Thin Mint Key Lime Tart by Cooking on the Weekends
A minty Key lime custard in a Girl Scout Thin Mint cookie crust. This fresh, creamy dessert is beautiful, unique and oh-so-tasty!
Cozy Campfire Crisp by It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
Trefoils meet Bosc Pears, Honey Crisp Apples, and Meyer Lemons from Melissa’s Produce. Yum.
Glampfire Bark by It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
In addition to providing this delicious recipe, Girl Scout alumna Sue confesses her love of glamping (and camping) in this post. Her troop first purchased their camping tents with their cookie proceeds in fifth grade which they used all the way through high school!
I Want Samoa Ice Cream! By My Imperfect Kitchen
Now that the weather is finally warming up, this ice cream should hit the spot. Thanks to Girl Scout alumna Sara for creating it!
And the 2017 champion recipe is… Thin Mint Key Lime Tart!
Which recipe are you eager to try?
Don’t forget—this weekend is the last chance for Greater Los Angeles customers to purchase Girl Scout Cookies to create any of the above recipes—and to help girls gain five essential life skills while contributing to our regional five-million-box goal! Click here to find cookies near you.