It's Girl Scout Cookie Time in South Florida! Three Ways to Make the Cookies Even Better

They're small, sweet, and irresistible, and they come around only once a year -- Girl Scout cookies rock! And yeah, the cute little puppy-eyed girl selling them adds a little pressure too.

Before you start groaning and moaning about using up all your laundry quarters on one too many boxes of Thin Mints, check out these ways to improve your cookie experience this year.




3) Use Tagalongs for a Peanut-Butter Cream Pie

 Have you ever experienced a box of Tagalongs? If you haven't, let me be the first to introduce you.

Tagalongs are chocolate-covered peanut butter and wafer patties -- think Reese's Peanut Butter Cups on a really good day.

Sound good? Well, they're even more decadent when you crush them up, add butter, milk, and more peanut butter -- creating a yummy ice-box peanut-butter cream pie.


Prep Time: 25 minutes


Refrigerator time: At least 4 hours




1-1/3 cups Tagalongs/ Peanut Butter Patties, crushed

5 tablespoons butter, melted

1 package (3-1/2 ounce) vanilla pudding

1 1/2 cups milk 

1/3 cup peanut butter, creamy or crunchy



Early in the day, combine crumbs and butter. Press into a 9-inch pie plate. Prepare pudding according to the package directions; just make sure to only use 1 1/2 cups of milk. Stir in peanut butter. Pour into pie shell. Keep in the refrigerator until ready to serve.

For more recipes such as fried samoas shrimp, thank you berry munch chicken-cranberry-pecan salad, strawberry angel surprise, visit girlscoutsww.org.


2.) Make a Thin Mint Milk Shake

Thin Mints are the best-selling Girl Scout cookies. They're sweet, crunchy, chocolaty and yet still piercingly minty -- a thrilling and refreshing combination that has America addicted.

Good things can always get better. Go ahead and enjoy this gluttonous, minty, indulgence; try this Mack-Daddy, Thin Mint Cookie Milk Shake.





 4 scoops of your favorite mint ice-cream

¼ cup of milk

6 crushed Thin Mint Girl scout cookies


Combine all ingredients in the blender; blend for about 30 seconds. Divide milk shake into four tall glasses. Garnish with whipped cream and cookie crumbs (optional)


1.) Send a Box to a Soldier

Girl scouts of Southeast Florida are happy to support our courageous women and men currently serving in the armed forces. Anyone is welcome to make a contribution and purchase Girl Scout cookies to be sent to our soldiers, or you can simply make a monetary donation.

For more information, visit gssef.org or call 1-866-727-GIRL toll free.

We are waiting to hear back from the local Girl Scout council about a list of sales locations and times. 

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