8 Copycat Girl Scout Cookie Recipes You Can Actually Make At Home

When Girl Scout cookie season rolls around, it seems as though everyone goes slightly psychotic in their quest for cookies. Now, not only is it possible to order online, there’s even an app for locating where you can purchase boxes of Girl Scout cookies in person. Office break rooms are filled to the brim. Freezers are packed with Thin Mints, just waiting for cheat day. Grocery store parking lots aren’t safe for any diet-conscious individuals.

And then, once cookie season is over, we’re left high and dry, woefully reminiscing about a time when the Girl Scout cookies were plentiful.

But what if there were a way to tide yourself over during these cookie dry spells?

Well guess what, fools? There is. It’s called baking the cookies yourself. And, before you complain about having to put in effort for your cookies, just remember what you’re getting in return: as many Girl Scout cookies during off-season as you could possibly want.

Try out these impressive copycat Girl Scout cookie recipes and you’ll see what I mean. They’re so good, you may not even go back to the originals. (Although you really should, because the Girl Scouts are a really valuable organization for young girls, and you’re not a monster, are you?!)

1. Do-Si-Dos

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You can tell me that these aren’t your favorite Girl Scout cookies, but we both know that you would go hog-wild on a package of Do-Si-Dos in a snap. While it might be somewhat diabolical to keep a recipe for these peanut butter sandwich cookies on hand, you’ll never be more than an oven timer away from these delectable treats.

You can find the recipe here.

2. Savannah Smiles

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These refreshing cookies are the perfect snack for when you’re feeling classy and want to have a cup of afternoon tea — or when it’s 4 AM and you can’t get to sleep because of your intense sugar cravings. Either way, these powdered sugar-dusted lemon cookies definitely hit the spot. Why wait until Girl Scout cookie season rolls around to indulge in them?

You can find the recipe here.

3. Thanks-A-Lots

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You know these fudge-dipped cookies. They typically come in a circular shape, with a hearty “Thank You” stamped on the front of each one. Since it’s difficult to replicate this perfect cookie shape at home, why not cut yourself some slack and make the square-shaped version? Spoiler alert: they still taste delicious.

You can find the recipe here.

4. Lemonades

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These shortbread cookies covered in lemon icing are surprisingly addictive, so it’s best to keep this recipe on hand for whenever a craving hits. They aren’t necessarily the same, perfect circular cookies that come in the Girl Scout boxes, but they’re much easier to make, and they taste just as yummy. (In my personal opinion, I think they look even cuter than the originals.)

You can find the recipe here.

5. Tagalongs

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Don’t blame me if you become addicted to this recipe. With gobs of peanut butter swaddled in a hard chocolate coating, you may feel compelled to save the entire batch of cookies for yourself (no judgement). Plus, these cookies are cute and delicious enough to earn you plenty of complements from your dinner party guests (or whoever is mooching off your baking skills).

You can find the recipe here.

6. Trefoils

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Look, we all know Trefoils are just shortbread cookies. They’re simple, they’re no-nonsense — and you know what? They taste pretty damn great. So don’t you dare turn up your nose at making your own batch of Trefoils at home. Because with this much butter and sugar? There’s no way you can go wrong.

You can find the recipe here.

7. Thin Mints

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The Holy Grail of cookie consumption. The perfect balance of rich and refreshing. The cookie that has everyone in the office fighting over who gets to eat the last one. The Thin Mint. You know you’ve been wanting an endless supply of these suckers. And now, thanks to this recipe, your wish has come true!

You can find the recipe here.

8. Samoas

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These caramel, coconut and chocolate-drizzled morsels are so addictive that it’s nigh impossible to just eat one. Fortunately, with this generous recipe, you’ll have plenty to go around (four dozen, in fact). You can invite friends over to share in your delectable culinary prowess — or just save them all for yourself. Your call.

You can find the recipe here.

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