You’re more than 100 years old … and you haven’t aged a bit. You’re just as popular, just as sweet, just as beloved. And the massive engine that powers you and your iconic cookies are just as coveted as they were back in 1917, when you had your very first cookie sale.
We love Girl Scouts and we’re all die-hard fans of those brightly colored boxes that help to change lives. Simply put, through the Girl Scout Cookie Program, girls gain the power to change their communities and the world.
Incidentally, the Girl Scout Cookie Dessert Challenge will end Feb. 28.
Many Arizona restaurants are creating and selling a dessert made from Girl Scout Cookies. Chefs have been asked to turn a classic Girl Scout cookie into a delicious original treat that will be featured on their restaurant’s menu throughout February.
A portion of the proceeds from desserts sold will go toward supporting Girl Scouting in Arizona. To find the list of participating restaurants as well as where Girl Scout Cookies are sold, how to become a Girl Scout or how to volunteer: girlscoutsaz.org.
If you’re looking for a couple of great recipes using Girl Scout Cookies, here is one of my favorites.
Girls Scout Tagalong Pudding Pie
1 box of Girl Scout Tagalongs
1 small package (3 1/2 oz.) instant
1 1/2 cups milk
1/3 cup creamy peanut butter
Whipped topping or whipped cream
Chopped peanuts for garnish, optional
Grind cookies in blender or food processor and press into a lightly greased 8- or 9-inch pie plate.
Prepare pudding mix using only 1 1/2 cups milk. Stir in peanut butter until well combined. Pour into pie shell. Freeze for several hours for pie to harden. Keep frozen until ready to serve. Add whipped topping and chopped peanuts for garnish if desired.