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9 Girl Scout Cookies You Can Make At Home, Because Thin Mints Should Be Enjoyed Year Round

Every year, we anxiously wait for the little girls in green uniforms to walk around the neighborhood and sell their famous Girl Scout cookies. Or maybe you know a Girl Scout, and she knows exactly how many boxes of Do-Si-Dos you order each year to last you until her troop starts to sell them again next year. No matter how you look at it, the Girl Scouts of America are doing something right; troops have been selling cookies for about 97 years, and now, the Girl Scouts will take their cookie selling business online with a new program called “Digital Cookie.” And while many people buy the same type of cookies year after year after year (with sales of all those boxes of Thin Mints and Rah-Rah Raisins accumulating approximately $800 million per year), sometimes, you just want to try something (kind of) new. But not too new.

Enter this slideshow, made up of Girl Scout cookie recipes that offer a new twist on old classics. And while I definitely think you should try one of these delicious new treats, you still might want to buy a box or two of your old standbys from your favorite Girl Scout. Otherwise, you’ll have to wait a whole year until Girl Scout cookie season is upon us again.

Samoas

These no-bake cookie bars from Averie Cooks may just be the fastest dessert to make on our list. And the fact that they’re gluten-free doesn’t hurt either. Say hello to my new guilt-free chocolatey pleasure.

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Savannah Smiles

Savannah Smiles’ sunny flavor is matched in these lemon burst cookies. One bite, and you’ll be dreaming of a white sand beach in the middle of July. Thank you, Brown Eyed Baker.

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Peanut Butter

Forget sandwich cookies. These flourless peanut butter cookies by Pastry Affair are rich, drizzled with chocolate, and ridiculously delicious.

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Thanks-A-Lot Cookies

You can do a lot of different things to shortbread cookies like, say, smother them in dark chocolate frosting. And though the Girl Scouts did this well, Willow Bird Baking might’ve done it even better.

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Thin Mints

This decadent combo of rich dark chocolate chips, creamy pudding, and cool mint will have you saying “Thin Mint who?” courtesy of Something Swanky.

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Thin Mints

Dying for something a little closer to the original? Averie Cooks whips up a batch of homemade, no-bake Thin Mints, and yeah, they’re basically the best thing ever.

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Cranberry Citrus Crisps

My Baking Addiction sure knows how to whip up the perfect breakfast treat. A little berry, a little citrus, and a whole lot of similarities to Cranberry Citrus Crisps.

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Toffee-Tastic Cookies

Never had a Toffee-Tastic cookie before? Me neither. But if they taste anything like this sticky toffee pudding by Bakerella, they might just be worth searching for.

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Lemonades

The addition of rosemary to these lemon shortbread cookies brings out the inner I’m-being-sophisticated-but-still-eating-Girl-Scout-lemonade-cookies in me. Props to My Baking Addiction. Funny what a little herb can do, huh?

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