Actual picture of Baby Me as a Brownie, aged 6 (1979)
This year I got my paws on some Girl Scout cookies for the first time in a LONG time.
Here's the scoop, Girl Scouts of America has two different bakeries that make their cookies, and only one of them makes vegan options. If your local girl scout is selling Tagalongs, you are out of luck. But, if she's selling Peanut Butter Patties... you are golden!
As far as I know, this was the first year these vegan options hit my area... so when a yoga student of mine posted something on Facebook about girl scout cookies for sale (via her daughter), I placed my order for a box of PB Patties and a box of Thin Mints. Apparently the Lemonades are also vegan, though I didn't order any of those.
Back in the day, before Facebook, you actually had to hit the streets. With my mom's help, I remember going to neighbors' homes with the colorful cardstock order form. I went to her office and solicited her co-workers, while wearing my brownie outfit. They had to write down their name and number and check off which cookies they wanted to order.
One year, my mom was Cookie Mom... which meant that all the cookies that had been ordered arrived at OUR HOUSE. Our house was cookie central! It was so fun and exciting to see all those cookies!
I'll tell you the truth. These girl scout cookies are pretty good, but the cookies I make for myself are yummier and more to my tastes. Still, that probably won't stop me from ordering another box or two next year... to support my local girl scout, and for a walk down memory lane. Also, these cookies freeze great, and if you want a sweet little nibble, a frozen Thin Mint with your coffee really hits the spot!