Thursday, January 23, 2014

The OGC: Original Girl Scout cookie recipe

It's been such a long time that we've been able to enjoy a wide variety of cookies that it's easy to forget that at one point, the only cookies sold were the ones the Girl Scouts made with the help of their moms!

In the 1920s and 1930s, Girl Scouts in different parts of the country baked their own sugar cookies with their mothers. They then packaged them in wax paper bags, sealed them with a sticker, and sold the cookies door to door for 25 to 35 cents per dozen.

You don't have to travel back in time to taste this delectable treat at home. Here is the official recipe for Girl Scout cookies. Make sure to enjoy them with a tall glass of your favorite type of milk!

Girl Scout Cookie, circa 1922
1 cup butter
1 cup sugar
additional sugar 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 in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.

These are perfect for troop meetings (hint, hint)!

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