I have three Cub Scouts, and every year they sell popcorn . . . really expensive popcorn that is actual WORK to sell because you have to convince people to buy it. On the other hand, the Girl Scouts have it easy. They’ve been in cahoots with those Little Brownie Bakers for more than 80 years! Granted, the brightly packaged bundles of sweetness have diminished in size and grown in price over the years ($4 a pop now, they were $1.50 when I sold them in the -ahem- 1970s), but people look forward to the annual tradition and honestly don’t think twice about spending the money. I should know; there are currently five boxes hiding on the tippy-toppiest shelf of the most out of the way cabinet in my kitchen. Hey, they were expensive!
Since Girl Scout Cookie time comes but once a year, I looked around to see if anyone has any recipes for black-market approximations out there, and there are plenty! I’ll give you a super simple one here, but if you want others, all you need to do is google Girl Scout Cookie recipes.
1 cup butter, softened
1/2 cup confectioners’ sugar
1/4 cup cornstarch
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
zest of 1 lemon
Preheat oven to 375 degrees. Cream the butter in a stand mixer, then slowly add remaining ingredients until mixture sticks together when pressed into a ball. Roll the dough to 1/4″ thickness, and cut out shapes with a small cookie cutter (I think these would be cute and springy in a variety of flower shapes). Transfer to baking sheet and bake at 375 for 11-14 minutes, or until the cookies have just set. Sprinkle lightly with lemon zest and sparkling sugar. And then hide them on the tippy-toppiest shelf of the most out of the way cabinet in your kitchen!0