It's Girl Scout cookie season, which means many of us are dreaming about Thin Mints, Tagalongs, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, Lemonades, Toffee-tastics, and Trefoils... and the list goes on and on! However, you can take your obsession one step further with dessert recipes inspired by your favorite Girl Scout cookies. These Girl Scout cookie recipes will have you drooling - and likely make you the most popular baker in town, or at least your house. The Girl Scouts may have invented the s'more, but they sure perfected those cookies.
Can You Buy Girl Scout Cookies at the Store?
The Girl Scouts got the whole supply-and-demand thing down tight! While legit Girl Scout cookies are only around during the beginning of the year, you can purchase knock-off brands of the cookies. They aren't exactly the same, but they get the job done when you are really craving a Thin Mint.
We dive into it a little more in our Girl Scout Cookie Knockoffs You Can Buy Year-Round article. Cookies such as Tagalongs are harder to recreate, however, Keebler makes a pretty spot-on copy of Thin Mints and Samoas. Sure, it's not the real thing but they are great to use in recipes or to snack on when your GS cookie stash is reduced to crumbs.
10 Incredible Dessert Recipes Inspired By Girl Scout Cookies
Keep reading if you want to learn how to make incredible Girl Scout cookie-inspired recipes. Make sure you're well-stocked on Girl Scout cookies before getting started!
1. Thin Mint No-Bake Cheesecake
The dark chocolate, minty flavors of a Thin Mint are well-represented in this incredible no-bake cheesecake recipe made with cream cheese, whipped topping, crushed cookies, and mint extract, along with option green food coloring. You won't believe how incredibly tasty this recipe is — with the taste of Thin Mint cookies in each and every bite.
Get the recipe here from Building Our Story.
2. 10-Minute Samoa Cannoli
Whether you call them Caramel deLites or Samoas, either way, these cookies made with semi-sweet chocolate and toasted coconut are incredibly delicious. And this recipe only takes ten minutes. With a mixture of powdered sugar and ricotta piped into store-bought crispy mini cannoli shells, then topped with caramel sauce, chocolate, and perfectly toasted coconut flakes, you will be so glad you made this easy recipe.
Get the recipe here from The Suburban Soapbox.
3. Tagalong Brownies
You won't want to share this delicious Tagalong brownie recipe with anyone at all. This recipe is made with creamy peanut butter, dark chocolate, and of course, pieces of real Tagalong cookies for a divine-tasting ooey-gooey brownie you'll be dreaming about after they're all gone. And trust us, they'll be all gone pretty quickly.
Get the recipe here from Java Cupcake.
4. Do-Si-Dos Pie
One of the best Girl Scout sandwich cookies is the oat-and-peanut butter-based Do-Si-Do cookie. How can you even improve on that? You can try this decadent Do-Si-Do pie recipe - which, psst, also includes Oreos, but don't tell the Girl Scouts. With an Oreo crust, a chocolate mousse layer, a peanut butter mousse layer, Do-Si-Dos dispersed throughout, and all of it topped with milk chocolate, whipped cream, and even more crushed Do-Si-Dos, this decadent treat will make your heart skip a beat.
Get the recipe here from Bakers Royale.
5. Trefoil Cookie Butter
The Trefoil, the humble plain shortbread cookie, doesn't get enough love. But this easy recipe made from the original Girl Scouts butter cookie whips up in seconds and will change your mind. Combine Trefoils, brown sugar, vanilla, cinnamon, vegetable oil, and milk together in a food processor, and you'll have Trefoil cookie butter that you'll want to spread on everything... or maybe just eat with a spoon.
Get the recipe here from Geeky Hostess.
6. Lemonades Cookie Truffles
If you haven't tried the Girl Scouts Lemonades yet, you need to go do that. Then, come back with a box so you can make these incredible Lemonades cookie truffles. Simply blend a block of cream cheese with a box of Lemonades, roll the truffle mixture into balls, dip them each into melted white chocolate, and top each one with lemon zest. Extremely easy and delivers the tastiest results.
Get the recipe here from Glitter and Goulash.
7. Edible Keto Toffee-Tastic Cookie Dough
If you're keto or gluten-free, you might not think that there's a Girl Scout cookie dessert recipe for you. Oh, but we've got it. It might not contain "real" Girl Scout cookies, but the flavors are all there. This edible cookie dough recipe, based on the brand new Girl Scouts cookie called Toffee-tastic, is incredibly indulgent. Toffee pieces made from erythritol and coconut oil are added to a gluten-free cookie dough base — and then you can just eat it. No-fuss at all, and safe for keto, paleo, and gluten-free eaters alike.
Get the recipe here from My Crash Test Life.
8. Caramel Tagalong Chex Mix
If you can't choose between salty or sweet, then this caramel Tagalong Chex mix is for you. The rice Chex mix is combined with Tagalong pieces and a brown sugar-butter-corn syrup caramel syrup, spread on a baking sheet, and then baked in the oven. You can wait until it's cool, or dig in while it's still warm... and the Tagalong pieces are still a bit melty. These chewy treats would also taste great as an ice cream topping.
Get the recipe here from Something Swanky.
9. Samoa Cupcakes
You didn't think we wouldn't include a Samoa cupcake recipe, did you? No, we definitely have one. And we think this is one of the BEST ones out there. Vanilla cupcakes are filled with a ganache made from both semi-sweet chocolate and milk chocolate chips, frosted with caramel buttercream, and finally topped with real pieces of Samoas, toasted coconut, and caramel sauce.
Get the recipe here from Oh Sweet Basil.
10. Thin Mint Truffle Bark
The joy of Thin Mints can be found a truffle bark recipe like this, which tastes like peppermint bark and chocolate fudge cookies had a baby. All you need is cream cheese, white chocolate chips, green candy melts, and of course, Thin Mints... and you'll be in a minty, chocolatey heaven in no time.
Get the recipe here from Simple Joy.
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