My 9-year-old self dreaded the start of Girl Scout cookie season. While my friends skipped up the steps to ring each doorbell, I hid in my room, counting down the days until Camporee in May. As an introvert, I much preferred roasting marshmallows and staring at the stars to knocking on strangers’ doors and selling them sugary sweets!
But I still enjoyed eating the cookies, so my mom usually bought enough boxes for our family and friends to prevent my troop leader from frowning when I turned in my nearly blank sales sheet. My favorites were the samoas, closely followed by tag-alongs and thin mints. What’s not to love about chocolate cookies coupled with caramel, peanut butter, or mint??
This year, not a single Girl Scout rang my doorbell, so I resulted to baking my own instead. It’s probably a good thing I made my version healthier—I couldn’t stop eating these sweet samoa biscotti!