Original Girl Scout Cookies Recipe

They're out there again.

You see them in front of groceries. In the entry of your church's fish fry. They even knock on your door.

Small and green and carrying brightly colored boxes.

Yes, it's Girl Scout cookie time!

Before you go any further, I want to say, "Buy some Girl Scout Cookies!"

They're good, cheap and the money goes to a good cause.

But when the last Samoa is gone and and the thin mints are no more until next year...

I found this recipe on Recipe Zaar. It claims that this is the "Original" Girl Scout cookie recipe. I have no way to prove or disprove this but I thought it was interesting and it looks pretty good.

Original Girl Scout Cookies

This recipe was used by the Girl Scouts of Philadelphia in the early 1930’s who baked their own cookies to be sold at the first cookie sale. Girl Scouts in Uniform were seen in the window of the Philadelphia Gas Company preparing these cookies for baking.

Recipe by: Babybuttons


1 cup Butter
1 teaspoon Vanilla
1 cup Sugar
4 cups Flour
2 Eggs
2 teaspoons Baking Powder
1 tablespoon Milk
1/2 teaspoon Salt

1. Cream butter and sugar.
2. Add eggs, milk, vanilla and flour which have been sifted together with the baking powder and salt.
3. Mix well.
4. Roll out fairly thin and cut with cookie cutters.
5. Bake at 350ยบ for 6-8 minutes.
6. Sprinkle with sugar which is optional.

(For my long-time readers - Yes, this is a repeat.  Due to some goofy name choices, combining 2 or more recipes together and other "beginner-blogger" mistakes, some of the early recipes on this blog do not often get found by new readers.  I know that people will love them if they only try them.  But they can only try them if they see them.  So I am repeating them so they can.  Thanks for reading and enjoy.  Mark)   

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