7 Ways to Eat Girl Scout Cookies You've Never Thought of Before
When Girl Scout cookie season rolls around, you have to make the most of it.
The delicious baked goods are only on sale for a short part of the year, but the months are important. They bring us the wonders of Caramel deLites/Samoas, Thin Mints, Do-si-Dos and more. And as nice as it is to eat the cookies plain, there are even more ways to enjoy them—ways you may have never even thought of before.
Getting creative in the kitchen can pay off. Learn how to up your game with the ideas below. Happy cooking—and, of course, eating!
Make Cookie Cereal
There are cereals out there that are literally cookies, so why not make your own? While there is an actual brand of Girl Scout cookie cereal, there are only two flavors. So, for the others, take your treat of choice, crush 'em up, put 'em in a bowl, and enjoy with milk. Yum. If that's a little too sweet, try mixing in a cereal that's not very sugary, such as Quaker Oatmeal Squares or another that you like.
Make a Cookie Sandwich
Multiply the deliciousness by putting whatever filling you crave between two Girl Scout cookies. You could try Nutella, ice cream, peanut butter, marshmallow crème, or anything else you can think of. There are endless possibilities: Thin Mints with chocolate chip mint ice cream, Thanks-A-Lots with Nutella, Lemonades with icing—just to name a few!
Build Cookie S'mores
There are already Girl Scout S'mores, but if you want to try making your own, you absolutely can. Skip the chocolate and put a roasted marshmallow between two Thin Mints. If that doesn't appeal, try replacing the graham cracker in a traditional s'more with two Shortbreads/Trefoils, Thanks-A-Lots or Toffee-tastics.
Try Milk 'n Cookie Cubes
If you want to try something a little more ambitious but still relatively easy, you can make Milk 'n Cookie Cubes. The original recipe calls for chocolate chip cookie chunks as one of the ingredients, but any of the chocolatey Girl Scout cookies could work in their place. Find the tutorial HERE at the 1:19-mark.
(via DreamWorks TV)
Make an Ice Cream Dessert
Girl Scout cookies are delectable with ice cream. There are a lot of easy Oreo ice cream desserts out there, so we recommend trying one of those and swapping the Oreos for Thin Mints. Find a recipe HERE to get started.
Upgrade Your Brownie Recipe
If you're open to doing a little baking, it turns out Tagalongs can melt perfectly into brownies. The result is a mouth-watering chocolatey, peanut buttery dream. Find the recipe HERE.
(via Serious Eats)
Turn Them Into a Pie Crust
Cookie pie crusts are delicious, and you can use different kinds to make them. Any of the shortbread varieties (Shortbreads/Trefoils, Thanks-A-Lots, Toffee-tastics and Lemonades) would work great, but you can experiment with any of them. Find a no-bake cookie crust recipe HERE.
Want more ways to eat Girl Scout Cookies? Click HERE for recipes that use them as ingredients.