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Monday, January 31, 2011

Angels at my door...with Cookies!

Yes, I love me a cookie. I know many of you may not believe this but it's true. Cookies, chocolate, cupcakes - these are the staples of a good diet that I can not live without. These are all necessary and healthy of course. Chocolate, well everyone knows that this has benefits to good heart health. Lemons, yes, the citrus I'm sure aids in digestion and in burning fat. Don't you eat grapefruit on diets?

Well, lemon is almost a grapefruit. They are in the same family. That counts. Mint, when combined with chocolate is a double health whammy. You can feel the goodness working overtime. And of course everyone, and I mean everyone, knows how fantastic coconut is for you. Just look at the amazing benefits you get from drinking coconut water. It's packed, I mean PACKED, with electrolytes. So, it was armed with this knowledge that I wondered, hhhmm, where can I find such deliciousness? It was at this moment that the Heavens heard my call. A miracle you ask? Perhaps. I like to call them.......Girl Scout Cookies. That's right. It's Girl Scout Cookie Time!

Oh sweet lovin' they are back. Just when I didn't know what do to for dessert my call was answered. Thin mints, Samoas, Chalet Cremes, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs, yes the whole gang is back. We have our favorites. Thin Mints and Samoas are already lining the cabinets with a little Chalet Creme thrown in for good luck. A few boxes are in the freezer for safe keeping.

You have to ration those bad boys or cookie coma can set in. I know. I've learned from the past. Oh but let's get back to that Thin Mint. I know there is already a pre-made peanut butter cookie in the Tagalong but it just never did it for me. I had to invent my own concoction with the Thin Mint and Jiff. It's a match made it heaven. No cheap little dollop of peanut butter on that cookie will do. It's a perfect little sandwich - and remember, peanut butter is protein which means that this is also good for you.

A favorite of mine has always been the Samoa. Back in my Girl Scout days when I was cranking out those boxes to make sure I was top seller (I'm sure you're surprised to hear I was competitive back then), I always had to have the Samoa.

This cookie doesn't need anything added to it. It's like a Twix bar only better. Much, much better. It's got cookie crunch, caramel, chocolate & coconut. Seriously, it really doesn't get better than this in the cookie world. Those Girl Scouts hit perfection when they made this little golden nugget. I don't even have to add peanut butter to this and I am addicted to peanut butter.

Moving on to lighter fare. The Chalet Creme, a.k.a. the lemon cookie. Now, these may not have been around as long as their more famous "face of Girl Scout Cookies" cookies, but they sure can hold their own. When I'm in the mood for something light and refreshing I turn to the old lemon creme. It's a great spring and summer cookie. You can eat these without getting your fingers messy. Plus, sometimes, all you want is a nice little sandwich cookie to twist open and lick off the creme center without it being a black and white cookie. You know what I'm talking about. Lemon is the way to go.

Now for those of you that may not know my hidden past, here goes. Not only was I a Girl Scout but I was in to the end. That's right, I went all the way. I made it to the big top. I made it to Gold Award which is the highest rank in the Girl Scouts. I joined when I was six. You can only guess how many cookies I sold along the way. They taste just as good now as they did then. I'll never stop eating those heavenly tidbits. And you shouldn't either. So let me know if you want some. I know where to find the Angels.


  1. That last picture is HILARIOUS! Thanks for the heads-up. We've got a couple of "Angels" here in the office too. (my fave is definitely a tie between the mint chips and the tagalongs - Yum!)

  2. I have to give credit to Mike for that one. So
    I had to control myself - I only ate a portion of my props...