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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/09 19:21:28 (permalink)
Bushie-
Where in MO?
What are caramel delights? We don't have them in S. FL.
Part of the $ goes to the local Girl Scout Counsel. Our price is $3.50 here.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/09 20:27:03 (permalink)
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Bushie-
Where in MO?
What are caramel delights? We don't have them in S. FL.
Part of the $ goes to the local Girl Scout Counsel. Our price is $3.50 here.

Hi SuperSec. "Where in MO?"

Well, I was born and raised in Springfield, MO.

As for the cookies, I now live in a town not too far north of Austin, TX. I buy the cookies straight from the girls; they set up card tables with their wares in front of lots of stores. It's a pleasure to buy from them, and we also get "instant gratification".

Here's the flavors we can buy here; click on the cookie to find out about each one: http://www.girlscoutcookiesabc.com/atc/
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/12 10:06:24 (permalink)
THIN MINTS!!!!!

I used to take those Girl Scouts in uniform in front of my L.A. grocery stores for granted. Now that I live in big bad NYC, no one sells anything door to door. (No one would open a door for anyone, so what's the point?)

We do have those enterprising basketball playing kids who sell M&Ms, Starbursts, and other packaged candy in the subway trains.

I used to hate those Brownie troop members who'd get their parents to sell cookies for them at their offices- but now I'd DIE for a GS cookie outlet! Help!

--Valerie in NYC
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/12 10:18:26 (permalink)
thanks for the info clrkaddison....personally i dont care if they were selling the cookies before they should have been but i like the idea of year round GS cookies.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/12 11:50:45 (permalink)
Back in my days as a scout, we actually took the boxes of cookies around door to door, selling them as we went.

Disaster struck one year when my little brother and the dog found them in my closet. There was either a four year old bite or a beagle bite out of each cookie. My mother had to pay for them all.

I was a scout until I made Cadet - many happy and wonderful camping trips remembered - made possible by profits from the cookies.

On my honor, I will try:
To serve God and my country,
To help people at all times,
And to live by the Girl Scout Law.

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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/12 13:06:32 (permalink)
Lone Star, Juliette Gordon Low would be proud of you! Must've been tricky typing in the motto with your right hand raised, doing the three-finger salute!

We must be around the same age because I too dragged those darn boxes of cookies all over the neighborhood (fortunately I had neither a little brother or a beagle.....cats are not fond of cookies). This was before the days that Mom and Dad would take them to work and sell 'em for you. Put a couple of boxes in the basket of the old Schwinn bike and off you'd go! I'd just as soon forget about Girl Scout Camp......there were water moccasins that terrified us. So we couldn't swim in the lake and it was always hotter than BLAZES. Then some bright Girl Scout Leader (NOT MY MOTHER) decided that a happy happy meal would be sliced potatoes and ground beef wrapped in each Scout's individual aluminum foil packet and placed DIRECTLY on the fire which resulted in burnt potatoes and burnt meat. Someone please pass the Thin Mints or maybe the S'Mores!
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/12 13:22:27 (permalink)
Samoas and Caramel Delites (which I think is quite a stupid name) are the same cookie, the name of it is regional, much like Hellman's/Best Foods or Edy's/Dreyer's.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/12 13:39:17 (permalink)
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Lone Star, Juliette Gordon Low would be proud of you! Must've been tricky typing in the motto with your right hand raised, doing the three-finger salute!

We must be around the same age because I too dragged those darn boxes of cookies all over the neighborhood (fortunately I had neither a little brother or a beagle.....cats are not fond of cookies). This was before the days that Mom and Dad would take them to work and sell 'em for you. Put a couple of boxes in the basket of the old Schwinn bike and off you'd go! I'd just as soon forget about Girl Scout Camp......there were water moccasins that terrified us. So we couldn't swim in the lake and it was always hotter than BLAZES. Then some bright Girl Scout Leader (NOT MY MOTHER) decided that a happy happy meal would be sliced potatoes and ground beef wrapped in each Scout's individual aluminum foil packet and placed DIRECTLY on the fire which resulted in burnt potatoes and burnt meat. Someone please pass the Thin Mints or maybe the S'Mores!


Out of disaster (and hunger)came the birth of the perfect food - the S'more

Our version of that dinner was the "Hobo suppper" - we layered it in a coffee can and then put it in the fire.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/12 13:50:20 (permalink)
Well, Lone Star, your leaders were smarter than mine because not only were the potatoes BURNT they were also RAW! You Texas girls were more savvy than us Northern girls! But I could sure eat a S'more right now!!
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/14 21:26:16 (permalink)
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Samoas and Caramel Delites (which I think is quite a stupid name) are the same cookie, the name of it is regional, much like Hellman's/Best Foods or Edy's/Dreyer's.

Sorry to poop on a fun thread, but maybe there's a politically-incorrect issue with the name "Samoas". Hence the generic name change.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/17 10:06:27 (permalink)
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Where does that money go? Has anyone ever seen a breakdown of how that $3.50 per box gets spent?
local girl scout chapter gets 75 cents a box, sounds like the main office is making a pretty penny on them
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/17 10:08:12 (permalink)
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I've ordered and will receive in February as well. Our order goes as follows:
6 - thin mints
1 - Samoa
1 - All Abouts
1 - Tagalong
1 - Dosi-dos
No pinatas here to purchase.
That's kinda crazy, $35 for cookies. Oh well, the money is for a good cause.
pinatas are available here in n.e. penna
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/17 10:55:23 (permalink)
Around here the girls scouts have set up a stand outside the Flying J in Spiceland and seem to be there every day for the past couple of weeks. Already make two stops for a couple of boxes each time. Price: $3 / box. I've always been a fan of Thin Mints and Samoas but I agee that Samoas seem to have downgraded their taste from what I remember.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/02/21 12:14:47 (permalink)
Here are a few recipes for when they aren't selling the cookies & you run out...

Girl Scout's® Samoa Cookies®
Recipe Created By : Robbie
Serves : 36
Prep. Time : 0:45
1 box shortbread cookies
6 Tbls. butter
1/2 cup granulated sugar
1/2 cup light corn syrup
1/2 cup sweetened condensed milk
1/2 tsp. vanilla
4 cups toasted coconut
1 cup chocolate chips
-Place each shortbread cookie in cup of a greased muffin tin.
-In 2-quart saucepan over medium-low heat, combine butter, sugar and corn syrup. Heat to a full boil, stirring constantly with a wooden spoon. Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.
-Slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly.
-Continue cooking over low heat until candy thermometer reaches 220-228 degrees. Remove from heat.
-Stir in vanilla. Beat until creamy.
-Immediately stir in toasted coconut and mix well.
-Spoon mixture by teaspoonfuls over shortbread cookies.
-Cool completely.
-Remove cooled cookies from muffin tin onto waxed paper.
-Melt chocolate chips and drizzle thinly in stripes over cookies and let chocolate harden at room temperature.
-Store in airtight container.


Girl Scout's® Shortbread Cookies


Serves : 18-24
Prep. Time : 2:00
1/2 cup butter-flavored shortening
1 cup powdered sugar
1/2 tsp. vanilla
1/4 tsp. salt
2 Tbls. beaten egg
1/2 tsp. baking soda
2 Tbls. buttermilk
1 1/2 cups all-purpose flour
1/8 tsp. baking powder
-In a large mixing bowl, cream together shortening, sugar, vanilla, and salt with an electric mixer.
-Add the egg and beat until fluffy.
-Add the baking soda and mix for 20 seconds
-Add the buttermilk and mix for 30 seconds.
-In a separate bowl, combine the flour and baking powder.
-Slowly pour dry ingredients into wet ingredients while mixing with an electric mixer.
-Roll the dough into a ball, cover with plastic wrap, and chill for 1 hour.
-Roll dough out on a well-floured surface to 1/8" thick.
-With a cookie cutter or glass, cut circles out of dough.
-Arrange cookies on an ungreased cookie sheet.
-Bake in 325 degree oven for 12-15 minutes, until golden brown.

PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICH COOKIES LIKE THE GIRL SCOUTS "SAVANNAH'S" (Gloria Pitzer)

Beat 2 c. Bisquick, 2 eggs, 2/3 c. packed light brown sugar, 5 T. peanut butter and 1 T. vanilla together well. Remove beaters and shape dough into 1 inch balls. Place 2 inches apart on an ungreased baking sheet. Flatten each cookie a little bit with the bottom of a glass which is greased and dipped into sugar. Bake 365° about 6 minutes or til set. Transfer to paper towels. When cool and crisp fill 2 cookies with filling below.

FILLING:
In small saucepan bring to a boil 1/3 c. milk, 1/3 c. dark corn syrup and 1/2 c. packed light brown sugar. Reduce to a simmer and cook, stirring constantly, for 5 minutes. Remove from heat and stir in 2/3 c. peanut butter and 1 c. powdered sugar; beat a few minutes on high speed. Spread filling between 2 cookies, using about 1/2 t. filling each time. Apply filling to the flat sides of the cookies when putting them together. Press together gently to let filling come right to edges of the cookies.
(makes about 3 dozen)

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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/03/02 15:29:16 (permalink)
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Originally posted by Rusty246

I've ordered and will receive in February as well. Our order goes as follows:
6 - thin mints
1 - Samoa
1 - All Abouts
1 - Tagalong
1 - Dosi-dos
No pinatas here to purchase.
That's kinda crazy, $35 for cookies. Oh well, the money is for a good cause.


So I guess $60 for 20 boxes (10 each from the 2 folks selling them in my office) would be right out?

Oh chill, any calorie-police out there, I give some away (to the Troops overseas is a big push this year), I don't eat them all.

Except the Thin Mints. NOBODY messes with my Thin Mints. Nobody.

JC
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/03/02 16:51:04 (permalink)
I was a troop cookie mom for a few years and things went OK until the year I was talked into being an area cookie mom for multiple troops. Every available inch of extra floor space in our house was stacked with cartons of cookies.

That was before the current tightly sealed packaging and the scent would come through the cartons. It was hard to sleep in a room seething with chocolate and mint all night long. So we finally moved the thin mints to the dining room and put the lemon pastry creams in the bedroom. It was a really bad month and I didn't want to eat Girl Scout cookies for about 5 years afterwards.

My favorite is thin mints used as a scoop for vanilla ice cream.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2004/03/02 19:41:35 (permalink)
As I posted earlier, the Samoas were my favorite. Unfortunately they have degraded over the years. Regardless, I still order about a dozen boxes.

Frozen thin mints are still great.

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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/16 17:13:26 (permalink)
THIN MINTS are the absolute best Girl Scout Cookie!

Try this[url='http://www.factmonster.com/quizzes/scoutcookie/1.html']Quiz[/url] (I got 5 wrong)

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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/19 17:44:13 (permalink)
I got all 10 correct!
What does that say about me?
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/19 19:19:23 (permalink)
Hehehe Congrats!!
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/24 03:35:12 (permalink)
My fave is and has always been chocolate covered peanut butter patties (the name might be wrong). My husband loves the thin mints. We don't eat many sweets, but heck once a year probably won't kill us! They usually have a stand in the entrance of our local Kroger's.

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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/25 00:12:42 (permalink)
8 of 10 right

the name changes threw me

I love thin mints, and short breads

I always wait til their is a cute little kid selling them at the local wally world, then buy everything on the table.

It's fun to watch their eyes light up and and jaw drop to the ground




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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/25 07:53:13 (permalink)
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I always wait til their is a cute little kid selling them at the local wally world, then buy everything on the table.

It's fun to watch their eyes light up and and jaw drop to the ground



That is great! I think scouting is great, and can't resist when a scout is selling. My wife will yell and say we already have 6 boxes...but I can't help it.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/25 08:50:33 (permalink)
I got 7 out of 10...
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/25 14:16:04 (permalink)
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I always wait til their is a cute little kid selling them at the local wally world, then buy everything on the table.

It's fun to watch their eyes light up and and jaw drop to the ground



That is great! I think scouting is great, and can't resist when a scout is selling. My wife will yell and say we already have 6 boxes...but I can't help it.


I know the feeling, I come home with 10-15 boxes and she says, you did it again didn't you!!

I always tell her that is why we have a big freezer.

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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/25 14:48:12 (permalink)
8 out of 10 on the quiz. Did anybody try the "coffee cookies" sold this year? They were sort of cinnamon-y/vanilla-y and really good with coffee/chai/cocoa. Thin Mints & Tag-A-Longs are the periennal favorites around here, but the All-Abouts did very well with the cookies-&-milk groups! The Lemon Drops are nice, too. (God, I'm getting HUNGRY!)
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/25 18:24:05 (permalink)
My Mother was a brownie leader throu girl scout leader when I was growing up. I was the den mascot, which did have it's priveldges , the only boy at girl scout camp

oops did I say that out loud!
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/26 11:19:55 (permalink)
My granddaughter has started selling her girl scout cookies and is working her head off. I wanted to point out that the girl scouts have a place on their order list called "Gift of Caring". This is for people who wish to buy girl scout cookies to send to our service people.

Last year their troop sent 1000 boxes of cookies to the armed forces and received a wonderful letter signed by many soldiers. This year, they are trying to double the amount they send.

So when "your" little girl scout comes knocking at your door or setting up shop at a store, please make sure and purchase a few boxes for some folks that really appreciate getting some great cookies from some nice people.

Oh yes, no lemon drops this year but they have added "Little Brownies" to their list.
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/26 18:26:38 (permalink)
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Try this[url='http://www.factmonster.com/quizzes/scoutcookie/1.html']Quiz[/url] (I got 5 wrong)

I got 9 out of 10 right. " /> (I got the one wrong about how many cases of Girl Scout Cookies you can cram into the average SUV or minivan without passengers.)
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RE: Girl Scout Cookies 2006/09/27 12:23:30 (permalink)
Frozen Thin Mints Rule!!!
7 out of 10
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