Mmm…Girl Scout Cookies!

by Kim on March 8, 2009

You say the word, “Thin Mints” and I can’t help but go right back to the age of 7.

When my neighbor, sweet little “Grace”, came knocking on my door, I couldn’t help but want to order all of them! :)   Sure, Girl Scout Cookies are good and all, but buying more than what this body needs made me think right back to my own childhood of being a “Brownie” myself.  Ahh…the memories of the brown outfit, knee-high socks and cap, activities, and yes, Girl Scout cookie time. 

Is it the nostalgia, or are they really that good?  I think a little of both. 

What kinds of things bring you right back to your childhood?  And do you have a favorite GS cookie? Thin Mints still has my vote.

I hope everyone had a nice weekend!


1 Dana 03.08.09 at 11:28 pm

The only way I’ll eat mint is if it’s covered in chocolate.
I managed to resist the Girl Scouts who were selling cookies at the entrance to WalMart last weekend. Those thin mints were calling my name, but I knew there was no way that box would have made it home!

2 Mindy 03.09.09 at 5:39 am

LOL! I LOVE thin mints!!!!! and so does my 2yo! We were out a few weekends ago and bought 3 boxes! Thin mints for me and my little one, shortbread for my 5yo and peanut butter for dh! And NO, they did not last very long!LOL

3 Jennifer N. 03.09.09 at 7:12 am

Samoas – the caramel, chocolate coconut ones – those are the ones we buy the most boxes of. This year we sold cookies for the first time, and we have boxes we ordered, but haven’t paid for yet so we’re not going to eat them until we write that check. Sigh.

4 Joyce 03.09.09 at 8:27 am

It wouldn’t be March without those GS Thin Mint cookies. Yes those memories of being a GS are brought back. We like to but a box of the Thin Mints in the freezer and use them in the summer to make Mint Cookie icecream. Yummy!

5 Kim @ YouCanMakeThis 03.09.09 at 8:43 am

Joyce! Brilliant idea on putting those in the freezer! My photo here doesn’t show “how many” of those Thin Mints I bought – LOL! I love the idea of using them for ice cream this summer!! :)

Jennifer – My husband loves the Samoas, too!

It’s fun reading all your comments. I’m not alone! LOL!

6 Dina 03.09.09 at 9:33 am

I love thin mints but they do need to go into the freezer to make them the best! I thought my family was the only ones that did that!!!

7 Karey 03.09.09 at 9:41 am

I LOVE them right out of the freezer as well! LOL

8 Dawn 03.09.09 at 9:49 am

Putting them in the freezer is a good idea until you realize they taste just as good frozen :) Thin Mints are my favorite. I have a big box of Girl Scout cookies waiting to be delivered. I need to get them out of here before we all dig into them.

9 Heather Roe 03.09.09 at 6:36 pm

It’s the purple box for me please! I am all about some Samoas. That crunchy toasted cocnut, smooth caramel and top it all off with a drizzle of chocolate (some on the bottom too)….bliss!

10 Crystal 03.11.09 at 7:48 pm

My favorites are the Thin Mints and the Samoas. I remember selling them when I was a little girl too. I bought mine on the way into Kroger’s this past Saturday. They were being sold by the cutest little Daisy Girls.

11 Courtney B 03.12.09 at 7:23 am

Thin mints all the way!

They always bring me back to the brown sash with all my patches! :)

12 Juanita 03.12.09 at 9:24 am

You girls are making me hungry for GS cookies! I am going to have to go out and beat the bushes looking for a Girl Scout!

13 Pam Warren 03.16.09 at 10:44 pm

Kris, I used to love the thin mint GS cookies too, but being that
I am on a diet, I ordered the sugarless chocolate chip cookies! They
were still good!

14 brenda butler 03.19.09 at 2:44 pm

my favorite all time memory is yep those brownie cookies you know those minty things yummy they get my vote for sure…speaking of wish i could get my hands on a browne group who sells them..

15 Carolyn 03.24.09 at 1:56 am

Oh my gosh, I started reading this post and it was my downfall. Thin mints are my absolute favorite. Then I remembered I had hid a box in the freezer!!!! so I jumped out of bed, got a cold glass of milk and have just polished off one half of a sleeve of those puppies. I don’t EVEN want to get on the scales tomorrow. In fact I’ll probably be at the doctors office in total sugar shock. I’m sending you all my doctor bill and you can divide it – because it’s all your fault! :) :) :) Thanks everyone for a wonderful memory. Carolyn

16 cathy parker 04.02.09 at 1:03 pm

Thin mints are like putting your feet up, closing your eyes and imagine a cool breeze float over you. They are very adictive.

17 Jackie Smith 04.04.09 at 4:27 am

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18 Joyce D 04.22.09 at 6:58 am

I enjoyed reading all your comments about cookies. my daughters still sell them so I have to be careful how many we buy because my family will finish them before i know if I have enough for the orders and then am not sure if i got the right amount. to top it off every time my husband goes to the grocery store he if he sees girls selling cookies he buys at least one box of cookies

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