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National Girl Scout Day – March 12 – Copycat Cookie Recipes

National Girl Scout Day is Celebrated on March 12. It begins a whole week of celebration of the Girl Scouting movement (March 12-18.)

I thought it would be fun to share some Girl Scout facts and mark the day with a whole collection of copycat cookie recipes.Thin mints and cupake

It is nice to see a National Day devoted to organizations that do a lot of good and build character in young people.  Don’t know what national days are?  Find out more about these special days in my National Days Guide.

Facts about Girl Scouts:

The Girl Scouts was founded over 100 years ago in 1912 by  Juliette Gordon Low when she organized the first Girl Scout troop, in Savannah, Georgia. 

The group is truly an American organization having been chartered by the US Congress on March 16, 1950.  Here are some more facts about the Girl Scouts and National Girl Scout Day.

Girl Scout Fun Facts for National Girl Scout Day

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  • This year marks the 106th year of Girl Scouting. 
  • There are almost 2 million girl scouts and the organization also has over 800,000 adults who act as volunteers.
  • The Girl Scouts are found in more than 90 countries world wide.
  • Were you a Girl Scout?  You are not alone.  More than 59 million American women alive today participated in the organization when they were younger!
  • Girl Scout cookies were first sold in 1917 in Muskogee, Oklahoma.
  • There is no connection between the Girl Scouts and Boy Scouts.
  • Juliette Low was buried in her Girl Scout uniform.

For another tasty food national day in March, check out Johnny Appleseed Day – March 11.

If you like to do puzzles, be sure to print out my March word search printable.

Time to celebrate National Girl Scout Day with one of these copycat cookie recipes

National Girl Scout day is a chance to recognize a great organization that so many people remember fondly.

What better way than to use their cookies in recipes? With so many cookies to choose from, it is hard to know which cookie to feature! Why not all of them?

One of my favorite memories early each year was the time that Girl Scout cookie sales were taking place.  I used to buy boxes of them and keep them in the freezer. 

I don’t come in contact with them as often now, since my daughter is grown, but with the advent of so many food blogs, copy cat cookie recipes are all the rage online. Here are a few of my favorites.

Samoas are a crisp cookie that is coated in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and then drizzled with chocolate.  Get the taste of Samoas with one of these knock of recipes:

  • These delicious Samoas bars remind me of Girl Scout cookies with the same combination of flavors. They are very easy to make and super tasty!
  • Make these Samoas Cookie macarons for a special treat. They have a decadent caramel center inside two macaron cookies.
  • These individual sized Samoas Truffles give the taste of your favorite cookie in one delicious bite.
  • Start your day off in a tasty way with these Samoas mini Baked Donuts.
  • These Samoa blondies have a chewy blondies on the bottom with a caramel, coconut and chocolate Samoa bar for the top layer

Tagalong cookies are a mouth watering treat that has a layer of peanut butter covered by a rich chocolate coating.  If this flavor combo appeals to you, try one of these Tagalong style recipes.

These copycat Girl Scout Recipes give you the flavors of your Favorite Girl Scout Cookie in a home made version.

S’mores Cookies come in two versions: One uses crunchy graham cookies that are dipped first in a yummy cream icing and then into a luscious chocolate coating.

The other uses a graham sandwich cookie with a creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling.  For a taste of the S’mores cookies try one of these ideas:

  • This copycat  S’Mores Cookie Recipe from Honest and Truly is the perfect cookie to take along on your next camping adventure!
  • The toasted marshmallow topping for this copycat S’mores cookies will make you think you are sitting around a campfire!
  • Use S’mores cookies (or any flavor of Girl Scout cookie) to make this delicious and creamy Cookie Fudge.]
  • For a bigger version of the S’mores cookie, try making up a batch of these S’mores Cookie Bars.

Who doesn’t love a Thin Mint? These round, mint-flavored cookies with a delicious chocolaty coating are one of my favorites!

Thin Mint recipes come in everything from milk shakes to the cookie themselves.  Get the flavor with one of these Thin Mint ideas.

Shortbread Trefoils have the shape of the Girl Scout Icon pressed into them.

Recipes in a collage with words 35+ copycat recipes - cookies and more.

More recipes to celebrate National Girl Scout Day

Do-Si-Doh Cookies are a sandwich cookie that gives you a crisp and crunchy oatmeal outside and cream peanut butter center.

Lemonade cookies are perfect for summer! These crunchy shortbread cookies have a tangy lemon icing.

Girl Scout Recipes

Savannah Smiles are zesty, lemon-flavored cookies which have been dusted with powdered sugar.

Thanks a Lot Cookies are a shortbread cookie with fudge on the bottom. They have the words “Thank you” embossed on the cookie as a show of thanks!

Toffee-tastic Cookies are sweet and crunchy with little toffee bits that make up the cookie batter.

Finally, rounding the list of Girl Scout Cookies are Trios.  They feature chocolate chips in a gluten free peanut butter oatmeal cookie base.

  • If you follow a gluten free diet, make your own Trios cookie at home with this recipe.

Which is your favorite Girl Scout Cookie Recipe to celebrate National Girl Scout Day?  Have you tried making it in a copycat recipe?  

If you can’t find Girl Scout Cookies in your area, many sellers on Amazon have them for sale.

Pin these Copycat Recipes for later

Would you like a reminder of these copycat cookie recipes? Just pin this image to one of your Dessert boards on Pinterest so that you can easily find it later.

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Friday 23rd of August 2019

These cookie recipes look so good! I can't wait to make some of these. Thanks for posting!

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