There’s more to these sweet treats than meets the eye (and tastebuds). Think you know it all? Here are nine facts about Girl Scout Cookies to test your knowledge.
1. Girl Scout Cookies Are Over 100 Years Old
The first cookie sales were in 1917 by the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma. Those sugar cookies were sold in a high school cafeteria. The funds were used to pay for uniforms and troop activities. Girl Scout troops still sell cookies to fundraise for activities and supplies.
2. You Can Still Make the Original
It’s true! You can bake the sugar cookie that girls used to make by the hundreds. Girl Scouts of America has shared the recipe for nostalgia’s sake. We can’t guarantee it’ll beat a Thin Mint, but at least you’ll understand how Girl Scouts had to bake these for years before bakeries got involved. (The recipe link is posted at the bottom of this article.)
But did you know there are different cookie recipes and names…?