It’s Girl Scout cookie time, so you probably fall into one of two camps: helping your daughter with cookie sales or trying to score your next box of Thin Mints (or your flavor of choice). This year marks 100 years of Girl Scouts cookie sales. To commemorate the milestone, they are introducing a new cookie flavor, S”mores, with a layer of creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling sandwiched between two graham cookies. While the Girl Scouts didn’t invent s”mores, they were the first to publish the recipe under the name “Some More” in 1925, and then ‘somemores” in 1927.
This year also marks the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouts of Colorado (GSC). The first troop in Colorado formed outside of Colorado Springs in 1917, and today GSC serves nearly 25,000 girls across the state.
The industrious, creative Girl Scouts have taken their cookies to a new level, gathering recipes, from sweet cheesecakes to coconutty fried shrimp, that incorporate the cookies. The recipe they shared with us uses the Savannah Smiles flavor to make a creamy dessert parfait. The cookies will be even harder to resist now.
Savannah Smiles Lemon Blueberry Parfait
Used with Permission of the Girl Scouts of Colorado
This light and creamy layered lemon dessert uses only five ingredients to create a simple, yet beautiful presentation. Young children can help add the cookie crumb and blueberry layers, while older kids could make the recipe all on their own.
1 small pkg (3.4 or 3.5 ounce) instant lemon pudding and pie filling
1½ cups whipped topping, divided
2 cups cold milk
½ cup fresh blueberries
¾ pkg (about 21) Savannah Smiles lemon cookies. Leave 8 or 9 whole cookies to decorate dessert with, and crush the remaining 12 cookies into cookie crumbs.
1. Prepare lemon pudding as directed: With a whisk or an electric mixer, blend together the pudding mix and 2 cups milk, on low speed for about 2 minutes. Let set for 5 minutes.
2. In a separate bowl, stir together with a spoon, 1 cup pudding and ½ cup whipped topping.
3. Using 2 to 4 clear dessert cups, layer the ingredients into each cup as follows:
a. Lemon Pudding
b. Cookie Crumbs
c. Pudding/Whipped Topping Mixture
e. Lemon Pudding
f. Cookie Crumbs
g. Pudding/Whipped Topping Mixture
i. Whipped Topping
j. Top with a blueberry and cookie crumbs
k. Just before serving, insert 2 or 3 whole cookies near the edges
Refrigerate until ready to serve.
Note: Recipe makes 2 to 4 servings depending on the size of your dessert cups.
4 Simply Delicious Uses for Girl Scout Cookies
-Roughly chop Samoas and add to trail mix, ice cream sundaes, or on top of cakes or cupcakes.
-Use Trefoils to make a shortbread crust for cheesecake
-Add one tablespoons of ice cream between two Thin Mints for mini ice cream sandwiches.
-Crumble or roughly chop Tagalongs and layer with pudding and whipped cream for a peanut butter and chocolate pudding parfait.