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(NPR)   How to turn your Girl Scout cookies from something great into something awesome   (npr.org) divider line 70
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2013-02-20 11:51:52 AM  
- Crush up a couple of thin-mints.
- Rim martini glass with crushed cookie.
- Make Grasshopper and pour into martini glass.
- Float thin mint on top.
 
2013-02-20 12:07:17 PM  
In before someone goes on about Thin Mints.

shiat, too late.
 
2013-02-20 12:15:47 PM  
This is why we are an obese country.
 
2013-02-20 12:16:05 PM  

Mugato: In before someone goes on about Thin Mints.

shiat, too late.


Seriously. Sometimes simple joy is just pulling a sleeve of Thin Mints out of the freezer.
 
2013-02-20 12:16:31 PM  
Make them from real girl scouts?
 
2013-02-20 12:18:17 PM  
Dump them out and refill the box with soft batch chocolate chip cookies?
 
2013-02-20 12:21:46 PM  
I woke up this morning and thought to myself, "This diabetes is taking too long." So I'm really happy to see this article.
 
2013-02-20 12:22:20 PM  

Citrate1007: This is why we are an obese country.

 
2013-02-20 12:23:28 PM  

KatjaMouse: pulling a sleeve of Thin Mints out of the freezer.


Sounds like sex with the ex.
 
2013-02-20 12:24:44 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Dump them out and refill the box with soft batch chocolate chip cookies?


The only reason I've ever bought Girl Scout cookies is because a family member or coworkers kid was selling them.  Then they sit in the freezer or on top of the fridge for months.

They're totally overrated cookies.
 
2013-02-20 12:25:04 PM  

KatjaMouse: Mugato: In before someone goes on about Thin Mints.

shiat, too late.

Seriously. Sometimes simple joy is just pulling a sleeve of Thin Mints out of the freezer.


That is my recipe.

Step one buy thin mints
Step two freeze them
Step three eat entire box.

/self loathing optional
 
2013-02-20 12:25:17 PM  

Arkanaut: Make them from real girl scouts?


No, no, you don't eat the girl scouts.
 
2013-02-20 12:27:53 PM  

CygnusDarius: Arkanaut: Make them from real girl scouts?

No, no, you don't eat the girl scouts.


Maybe YOU don't.
 
2013-02-20 12:33:27 PM  
No, this is how you take a Girl Scout cookie and turn it into something awesome:

1. Open mouth
2. Insert cookie
3. Chew
 
2013-02-20 12:36:48 PM  
1 open door
2 glance at price sheet
3 tell the little girl the cookies are overpriced and goodbye
4 close door
 
2013-02-20 12:36:57 PM  
Thin Mints are over rated.  Tagalongs for the win!
 
2013-02-20 12:37:23 PM  

CygnusDarius: Arkanaut: Make them from real girl scouts?

No, no, you don't eat the girl scouts.


That's right...you eat the Brownies!


/rimshot
 
2013-02-20 12:39:08 PM  
Thin Mint milkshake:

Cold milk
Fistful of Thin Mints.

Pour milk into blender.
Add Thin Mints.
Blend, pour, drink.
 
2013-02-20 12:39:22 PM  

omahatattoo: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dump them out and refill the box with soft batch chocolate chip cookies?

The only reason I've ever bought Girl Scout cookies is because a family member or coworkers kid was selling them.  Then they sit in the freezer or on top of the fridge for months.

They're totally overrated cookies.


Agreed. I had a box of Thin Mints sit in my freezer for about a year once. I kept forgetting to take them to my mother. Finally got sick of seeing them when I opened the freezer and threw them out.
 
2013-02-20 12:39:34 PM  

omahatattoo: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dump them out and refill the box with soft batch chocolate chip cookies?

The only reason I've ever bought Girl Scout cookies is because a family member or coworkers kid was selling them.  Then they sit in the freezer or on top of the fridge for months.

They're totally overrated cookies.


I used to have to play the good uncle and buy a crapload from my niece.  Thankfully she doesn't do that anymore.  But now the GFs kid does.  There will be too many cookies in the house soon.  I would rather have an enormous bag of gummi bears.
 
2013-02-20 12:40:05 PM  

DROxINxTHExWIND: Dump them out and refill the box with soft batch chocolate chip cookies ?

BACON
 
2013-02-20 12:41:16 PM  
Great, but how long do I keep the girl scouts tied up in the corner?
 
2013-02-20 12:41:31 PM  
when does a cub scout become a boy scout?


when he eats his first brownie

seemed relevent
 
2013-02-20 12:41:38 PM  

CygnusDarius: Arkanaut: Make them from real girl scouts?

No, no, you don't eat the girl scouts.


Ate a Brownie once.
 
2013-02-20 12:42:22 PM  

mudpants: DROxINxTHExWIND: Dump them out and refill the box with soft batch chocolate chip cookies ?
BACON


Deep fried cookies with bacon? Count me in!
 
2013-02-20 12:42:25 PM  

starlost: 1 open door
2 glance at price sheet
3 tell the little girl the cookies are overpriced and goodbye
4 close door


Dude, you don't actually do that do you? The girl has it bad enough being forced into slave labor, you don't have to be a dick to her.
 
2013-02-20 12:47:51 PM  
Those recipes were kinda gross.
 
2013-02-20 12:49:09 PM  
As long as we're all willing to admit Thin Mints are the best Girl Scout cookie, I don't care how the rest get ranked.
 
2013-02-20 12:49:30 PM  
I don't like mint anything in food - tastes like eating toothpaste or mouthwash. Guess I'm in the minority.
 
2013-02-20 12:51:54 PM  
Thin Mints are crack, the Lemon Creme ones are also awesome.

MUST STAY AWAY
 
2013-02-20 12:56:20 PM  
My wife and I will stash a few boxes of thin mints in the freezer, and we'll break them out later in the year.

Thanks, subby, for the reminder that I need to refil on thin mints today.
 
2013-02-20 12:57:36 PM  
My wife and I will stash a few boxes of thin mints in the freezer, and we'll break them out later in the year. I'm surprised we actually hold off on heating them, but we actually do. It's nice in the fall or winter to break open that last box of thin mints we've been saving.

Thanks, subby, for the reminder that I need to refil on thin mints today.
 
2013-02-20 01:04:02 PM  

Arkanaut: Make them from real girl scouts?


Yes.
 
2013-02-20 01:21:50 PM  

blind_ino: CygnusDarius: Arkanaut: Make them from real girl scouts?

No, no, you don't eat the girl scouts.

Ate a Brownie once.


A special brownie?.

/Oh, the layers
 
2013-02-20 01:24:41 PM  
CANNABIS
 
2013-02-20 01:37:17 PM  

bizzwire: Thin Mint milkshake:

Cold milk
Fistful of Thin Mints.

Pour milk into blender.
Add Thin Mints.
Blend, pour, drink.


Close, you forgot the ice cream.

Put vanilla ice cream in blender
Add milk
Add thin mints
Blend, eat with a spoon

Thank me later.
 
2013-02-20 01:45:13 PM  
I've been turning Girl Scout cookies into something disgusting for years (looks like the pic in the article -- minus the sprinkles).
 
2013-02-20 01:47:10 PM  
Is there something about Girl Scout cookies that are great or are we just being nice to little kids because I've had a few Girl Scout cookies before and I really don't see the hype. Perhaps I'm not a cookie person?
 
2013-02-20 01:55:00 PM  

starlost: 1 open door
2 glance at price sheet
3 tell the little girl the cookies are overpriced and goodbye
4 close door


You forgot the step where you crumple the price list into a ball, and toss it back in her face.
 
2013-02-20 01:59:19 PM  
That crap looks disgusting.
How much fake sugar/corn syrup/preservatives/additives/chemicals can you cram into one blob of "food"....
 
2013-02-20 02:02:40 PM  

starlost: 1 open door
2 glance at price sheet
3 tell the little girl the cookies are overpriced and goodbye
4 close door


i know you're trolling, but...
at $3.50 a box they're a very affordable fundraising item. far superior to the $12+/bag boyscout popcorn! better than most things my daughter sells for school fundraisers

the cookies really aren't that great, though. they're good, but i think the whole hype started before grocery stores stocked the huge variety of options they now stock. i still haven't found any alternative to samoas/caramel delites, however
 
2013-02-20 02:03:09 PM  
I've never understood why the Great American Public®  has such a fondness for children's food and drink.
 
2013-02-20 02:05:39 PM  

Tillmaster: I've never understood why the Great American Public®  has such a fondness for children's food and drink.


share your list, please, of which items are appropriate only for children. i am thoroughly curious.
 
2013-02-20 02:09:45 PM  
I've used the lemon creme and thin mint cookies to make crusts for cheesecakes. Just reduce them to crumbs, mix with a half cup of melted butter, and press into the pan.

I've also used shortbread cookies and thin mints as the base for truffles; again, reduce them to crumbs, mix with 8 oz of melted cream cheese, and roll into balls. Dip the balls into melted dark chocolate and put in the refrigerator to harden.

/think I'll try the shortbread recipe where she puts peanut butter between them and dips them into chocolate
 
2013-02-20 02:25:05 PM  
The troop selling the things get a whopping 21% of the $3.50/box.

Every time I've asked "can I just give you a donation?" I've been told it's not allowed.  A $5 donation to the troop would equal about 10 boxes of cookies.
 
2013-02-20 02:28:42 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: The troop selling the things get a whopping 21% of the $3.50/box.

Every time I've asked "can I just give you a donation?" I've been told it's not allowed.  A $5 donation to the troop would equal about 10 boxes of cookies.


really? a coworker of mine helps her niece's troop with cookie sales...she has told me a few times she's surprised by the number of folks who do give a donation without wanting to buy cookies...so i assume that means they take donations
 
2013-02-20 02:35:56 PM  
I've been told that it screws things up with the local and regional councils (or whatever they are called), and they can't take a straight donation during cookie sales.  Maybe it's just this specific area
 
2013-02-20 02:41:38 PM  

Timmy the Tumor: I've been told that it screws things up with the local and regional councils (or whatever they are called), and they can't take a straight donation during cookie sales.  Maybe it's just this specific area


could be...i've never tried. i order cookies thru my coworker, and/or if i have $3.50 when i walk out of a store where there are girl scouts set up out front, i may buy a box

i try not to eat too much candy and junk food. i opened a box of samoas last week at my desk and there is still over half the box left
 
2013-02-20 02:50:59 PM  
 
2013-02-20 02:56:46 PM  
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