Saturday, January 14, 2012

Copy Cat Club: The Original Home Baked Girl Scout Cookie

I am my granddaughter, Samantha's, Girl Scout leader. My daughter, Kelly, is the co-leader. I was her Girl Scout leader. I am thoroughly enjoying my second time around with a troop. Our troop consists of 7 Daisies in Kindergarten and 1st grade. The girls are wonderful as are the moms.

As you know, it's Girl Scout cookie time again. One of my mom's is our cookie mom, along with my daughter helping her. We pick up the cookies this Monday and start selling on Thursday. So, support your local Girl Scouts and buy cookies!

I found this recipe on line for the original home-baked Girl Scout cookie. Originally, the girls baked cookies and then sold them door-to-door. The following recipe was given to Girl Scouts in 1922 and sold for about 25 cents per dozen. The whole story can be found here on the Girl Scout website.

This past meeting we discussed the upcoming cookie sales and talked about the types of cookies, the cost and a goal for the troop. The girls do not quite understand setting a goal and they wanted to sell like 5 or 6 boxes for their goal. Anyway....we set a goal of 1,000 boxes. Wish us luck.

While the moms were signing up for booths and discussing the finer points of the cookies sales, I brought the scouts into the kitchen and had them make the original cookie recipe. The girls love to bake! This is also an entry for the Copy Cat Club.

I originally printed this from Then, just now I looked at the History of Girl Scouts and see the allrecipes version did not tell you to refrigerate for an hour before trying to cut out. So, instead of cutting out the cookies, we scooped onto the cookie sheet. Worked out well, the girls liked using the scooper!

The Original Home-Baked Girl Scout Cookie

1 cup butter
1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional)
2 eggs
2 tablespoons milk
1 teaspoon vanilla
2 cups flour
1 teaspoon salt
2 teaspoons baking powder

Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake at 350° for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown.

Makes about 36 cookies.

My cookie mom's daughter, Ally.

1 comment:

Tia the Baker said...

great idea! i will include this on feb 7! thanks!