Homemade Versions of Girl Scout Cookies

You can make your own version of Girl Scout cookies for those cravings you get when it isn't cookie season. (Photo: Sheila Fitzgerald/Shutterstock.com)

I admit it: We’re Thin Mint addicts in our house. I try to limit the number of boxes I buy each season because they aren’t particularly healthy or Earth-friendly. But, I have many friends with daughters in the Girl Scouts, and the Thin Mints are just so yummy.

My 7-year-old didn’t even realize there was any other flavor of Girl Scout cookies than Thin Mints. When one of my friends asked him what kind of cookies he wanted to buy from his daughter he said, “You know. Girl Scout cookies,” with a confused look on his face.

One reason that Girl Scout cookies hold such a spell over many people is that they are only available for a limited time. However, I’ve seen recipes for homemade versions of the cookies lately on different blogs.

Whether you’re looking to create a healthier version of the cookies that you like so much or you want a way to get your fix during the off-season, try your hand at these recipes for Girl Scout-like cookies.

  • TagalongsBaking Bites has a recipe for these peanut butter patty Girl Scout cookies.
  • Thin MintsFellow blogger Kimi has a version of my family’s favorite that I’m going to have to try.
  • SamoasChristine’s Cuisine makes a duplicate of the chocolatey, caramely, coconutty cookies in bar form.
  • Do-Si-Dos - Baking Bites has a recipe for a larger version of these peanut butter sandwich cookies.
  • Shortbread CookiesCD Kitchen’s recipe makes 60 of these copy-cat cookies — more than you’d get in the seemingly ever shrinking box.