They’re more than just delicious treats—Girl Scout Cookies are testament to our girls’ dedication, teamwork, and drive. Throughout cookie season, girls work hard to meet their goals and make their dreams reality. We challenged four local foodie bloggers to draw inspiration from our hard-working Girl Scouts in creating delicious recipes, using Girl Scout Cookies and fresh ingredients from Melissa’s Produce.
Here’s what our bloggers—many Girl Scout alumnae themselves—came up with below. Plus, see our 2018 Girl Scout Cookie season champ!
Samoa Apple Slices by My Imperfect Kitchen
From Chef Sara: “Combine fresh apples, coconut flakes, toasted Hazelnuts along with a bit of chocolate, caramel, and crushed Samoa cookies and you’ve got the ultimate feel-good treat!”
Your New Favorite Cookie Butter by It’s Okay to Eat the Cupcake
From Chef Sue: “Cookie Butter is all the rage, and Tagalong Cookie Butter is over-the-top delicious! Serve it with homemade Quick Berry Jam for a fantastic flavor combination—in crepes with fresh berries for a ‘nouveau chic’ dessert—or go old school with graham crackers and marshmallows for the ultimate s’mores!”
Layered Lemon Rhubarb Coffee Cake by My Imperfect Kitchen
From Chef Sara: “This Lemon Rhubarb Coffee Cake has a soft cake batter made from Savannah Smiles lemon cookies, a thick layer of rhubarb/berry jam and then gets topped with more batter and a lemony crumb topping, also made with Girl Scout Cookies!”
Samoa Chocolate Coconut Truffles by Cooking on the Weekends
From Chef Valentina: “If you love caramel, chocolate, and coconut, these Samoa Chocolate Coconut Truffles are for you. They are delightfully rich and creamy on the inside, and perfectly crunchy on the outside.”
Thin Mint Tangerine Tiramisu by Fresh Food in a Flash
From Chef Patricia Rose: “Thin Mint Girl Scout Cookies, beautiful and yummy dried cherries were the inspiration for the Thin Mint Tangerine Tiramisu recipe.”
And the winning 2018 Girl Scout Cookie recipe is… the Layered Lemon Rhubarb Coffee Cake!
Tell us which recipe(s) you’re excited to try in the comments! And don’t forget, this weekend is your last chance to stock up on Girl Scout Cookies and support our girls’ goals. Find a booth near you before cookie season ends this Sunday, March 11.