Category Archives: Cookies

Save the Date: Cocktails & Cookie Creations

Join fellow Girl Scouts, supporters, and community leaders for Cocktails & Cookie Creations! These adult tasting events feature savory appetizers made with Girl Scout Cookies, wine, specialty cocktails, a silent auction, and more. Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction is Friday, April 17, 2015.  The event in Steamboat Springs is planned for Thursday, May 28, 2015. Tickets for both nights are on sale now and sponsorships are still available.

Here’s a taste of what you can expect at Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Grand Junction:

The Local: Samoa encased in chorizo-made into a slider with chipotle aioli

Spoons: Pico de gallo corn fritter with Tagalong mole braised beef

Citrolas: Rah-Rah Raisin salmon risotto with cookie crumble balsamic reduction

Bin 707 Foodbar: Do-si-do crusted pork belly sliced on barley risotto with rhubarb gastrique

Community Hospital: Panko shortbread Ahi tuna on a honey coconut rice cake with wasabi siracha aioli

No Coast Sushi: Braised beef with Thin Mint curry, Thin Mint tabbouleh and Thin Mint Naan bread

Here are the recipes from Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs last year:

Asian Braised Pork Belly with Dos-i-dos

Mole Pork Tenderloin with Tagalongs

Samoa Badge of Courage

Good news! Greg Smith and Kate Rench are returning this year and we can’t wait to taste the new dishes they’ve created.

For more information on Cocktails & Cookie Creations in Steamboat Springs, email Carol Griffin.

For more information on the event in Grand Junction, email Cindi Graves.

 

 

 

Best cookie dad ever!

Submitted by Deborah Kagan

Centennial

Denver Metro

My husband, Ken, is the best cookie dad ever. He has volunteered happily with our girls who are now Seniors, since they were Daisies. He always made sure that the girls without dads received a “Me and my guy” patch by working a booth with him. He worked a booth in subzero temps, a blizzard, and cranky girls and bought a round of hot chocolate when they were done. He made signs to “bling” our booth and taught them merchandising to maximize their sales. He has signed into eBudde to make sure the girls had primo booth sites. He even gave up his garage one year for our troop cookies. He has done all this for our troop with a smile on his face. Without Mr. Ken, as the girls call him, Troop 2879 could not have gone to New York City in 2014 and to Europe in 2017 when they graduate from high school. He is the best cookie dad ever .

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Girl Scout Cookies customers “pay it forward”

Submitted by Kim Bell

At our booth sale on Sunday, February 15, 2015,  we had someone buy some cookies and for the change he asked that we pay it forward and give the next person the cookies. That started a ripple effect and next thing you know we had four packages to give away, but everyone kept saying, “Give it to the next and here’s some more money to buy another box.”

Everyone was so generous. We gave away (the paid for) two boxes and had four left to put in the Hometown Heroes box. We couldn’t even give them away and people were offering more. Great experience for the girls!

Cookie updates – Feb. 24

We hope your chilly booth sales over the weekend were successful! Today’s update is brief, as we shared the latest information we have with our volunteers on Friday in the GSCO blog. If you missed it, here’s a link

http://gscoblog.org/category/cookies/cookies-volunteers/

Quick reminders/news:
Wednesday, Feb. 25 is the deadline for returning any cookies you don’t want to be responsible for selling or purchasing.

There are 3.5 million packages of cookies in the field and 1.9 million packages recorded as sold, so we have every reason to believe there will be some additional inventory available later this week.

All Hometown Heroes and customers who ordered cookies will get them – they just may have to wait until additional inventory is available.

We will provide a rough estimate of how returns are looking on Thursday, Feb. 26 and a distribution plan for cupboards on Friday, Feb. 27.

Keep promoting Digital Cookie, as those orders are not filled with our Colorado inventory. Hometown Heroes are also always a great way to support Girl Scouts!

Thank you for your patience as we all shuffle cookies to meet the unusually high demand this season and thank you for continuing to make the experience positive for girls!

Upcoming  Q&A sessions:

Feb. 24 6-7 p.m. (phone participant code: 6457806544)

*Note: the link will take you to a web based application, some systems will need a quick download of additional software to run the application. You will need an internet connection, and computer speakers and microphone. If you cannot hear the meeting through your computer, please use the 866-232-8977 conference phone number and enter the participant code provided above.

Voting begins in cookie contests

Thank you to everyone who entered our contests for “Best Cookie Video” and “Bling Your Booth.” We received dozens of entries and are so impressed by the creativity and enthusiasm of all of these cookie-bosses. Now, it is time to rally your friends and family to vote!

Best Cookie Video

All of the entries have been uploaded to our YouTube Channel and are part of the playlist: Best Cookie Video Contest 2015. If you like a video, simply click the “thumbs up” icon beneath it. The video that receives the most “thumbs up” by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!

 Bling Your Booth

All of the entries have been uploaded to our Flickr page and are part of the album: #BlingYourBooth Challenge 2015. If you like a photo, simply click the star to the right beneath it. The photo that receives the most stars by Wednesday, March 4 at 9 a.m. wins!

 

The prizes for both contests are:

 First: $100 in cookie credits

Second: $50 in cookie credits

Third: $25 in cookie credits

If you have questions, please email Girl Scouts of Colorado Public Relations Director AnneMarie Harper.

 

Do You Wanna Buy Some Cookies?

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Submitted by Amelia Hupke

Sterling

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Hi, my name’s Amelia! I am 7 years old and this is my first year in Girl Scouts. I am a Daisy and I was so excited to go out and sell cookies for the first time! I can’t wait to continue my journey through Girl Scouts with volunteering and fun activities. Girl Scouts has helped me learn responsibility, how to be respectful, helpful and friendly. I can’t wait to see what else I learn in Girl Scouts…and the badges are really cool too!

https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=RJE_mGvwBzA

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Do you want to build a snowman…or maybe just buy some Girl Scout Cookies?

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Submitted by Emily Fernandes

Erie

Denver Metro

This is a story about determination. Selling Girl Scout Cookies in Colorado can sometimes be a challenging feat. With only 45 boxes away from my personal goal, I was determined today to make things happen! Here is a video of a new, clever way to buy cookies from me, even on a cold and blustery day like this.

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

Cooking with Girl Scout Cookies: Chocolate Samoa Cupcakes

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Submitted by Katherine Weston

Berthoud

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Chocolate cupcakes-

2cups white sugar
1 3/4 cups all-purpose flour
1 cup unsweetened cocoa powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking powder
1 1/2 teaspoons baking soda
1 teaspoon
2 eggs
1 cup milk
1/2 cup vegetable oil (or applesauce)
2 teaspoons vanilla extract
1 cup boiling water
1 1/2 boxes of samoas

1.) Preheat oven to 350F
2.) Mix the sugar, flour, cocoa powder, baking powder, baking soda, and salt together. Then add the eggs, milk, vegetable oil, vanilla, and water, mix for 2 minutes.
3.) Spray the cupcake pan, I had to use 2, and I still had extra batter
4.) Put just enough batter in the bottom of the cupcake pan to cover the bottom. Then press a cookie into the batter.
5.) Finish covering the cookies, each cupcakes spot should be about 3/4 full.
6.) Put the cupcakes in the oven, and bake for 30 minutes.

Frosting-

I used caramel frosting, but when I make these again, I’m going to use vanilla frosting.

Then toast some coconut and sprinkle it on top. Cut one of the samoas into quarters, and put it on the top.

Enjoy your chocolately treat. 🙂

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.

This was submitted as part of the “Cooking with Cookies” recipe contest. To find out how you can enter, click here.

 

Would You Like to Buy Some Thin Mints? song catches lots of attention

Submitted by Ashley Lampe

Eaton

Northern and Northeastern Colorado

Dani, Jadeyn, and Zoe of Troop 70586 had a blast creating a cookie song to the tune of Frozen’s “Do You Want to Build a Snowman?” Singing at their booth today caught a lot of attention and many compliments!

This story was submitted using the Share Your Stories form. You can share your Girl Scout moments too.