Girl Scouts introduce S'mores cookies
FlipSidePA food reporter Anthony Machcinski walks viewers through the recipe for a classic campground dessert. Skye Leppo, FlipSidePA
Cookie fanatics, prepare your taste buds. The Girl Scouts of the USA (GSUSA) are upping the ante on their legendary cookies in 2017.
You know the cookie classics Thin Mints, Samoas and Trefoils, but the GSUSA is bringing s’more options to the table, if you catch my drift.
The organization announced on Wednesday the introduction of two commemorative Girl Scout S’mores cookies in celebration of 100 years of Girl Scouts selling cookies.
“We are so excited for our cookie craving customers to try our new Girl Scout S’mores cookie in 2017,” Ellen Kyzer, Girl Scouts in the Heart of Pennsylvania (GSHPA) President and CEO said in a release. “This cookie brings a new and tasty way for the community to support girls and the fun adventures that grow their everyday leadership skills through Girl Scouts.”
As notable a pairing as peanut butter and jelly, the Girl Scouts and s’mores have ties back to the early 1920s.
For those not familiar with the famous campfire dish, or the explanation in the movie “Sandlot,” the GSHPA version of the s’mores cookie is a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling.
The organization fist published the recipe under the name “Some More” in a 1925 issue of “Girl Scout Leader” magazine, and again as “somemores” in a 1927 Girl Scout publication, according to the GSUSA.
For some, s’mores bring back childhood memories.
“I was introduced to the s’more at Girl Scout Camp,” Kathy Pest, a Girl Scout alumna, said in a release. “For me to sit around the fire and learn what a s’more was is one of the favorite memories.”
The cookies will be available for consumption in early 2017.
To view a video on how to make s'mores, visit FlipSidePA.com