Holy Samoa: Things You Didn’t Know About Girl Scout Cookies

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These are not your great-grandmother’s Girl Scout Cookies! Well, yeah, they pretty much are. With nearly 100 years of perfection under their collective sashes, the Girl Scouts, and their wildly popular orbs from heaven, have managed to stay #1 in America, once they hit the market each year. So, let’s take a look inside the bakery with these Girl Scout cookie facts you probably didn’t know about. Yummy!

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The Girl Scouts were founded by Juliette Gordon Low in 1912, but Girl Scout cookies weren’t a part of the equation until years later.
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Girl Scout Cookie Fun Facts

The Very First Batch Of Girl Scout Cookies Was Created In 1917. The Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma baked them and raked in some dough at its high school cafeteria.
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The Girl Scout Cookie recipe went viral in July of 1922 when the recipe was given to the council’s 2,000 troops via The American Girl Magazine which estimated the cost to bake between six and seven-dozen cookies at about 26 cents.
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Girl Scout Cookie recipe, circa 1922: 1 cup butter. 1 cup sugar. 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 375° for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.
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In 1936, the Girl Scouts finally had to license the Keebler-Weyl Bakery as their very first commercial bakery due to high demand.
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With World War II raging in the early 1940s, there weren’t enough supplies to make Girl Scout Cookies, so, the girls sold calendars instead.
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There are five vegan cookie varieties. They include Thin Mints, Lemonades, Thanks-a-Lots, Peanut Butter Patties, and Mango Cremes with Nutrifusion.
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There are more than 4.5 million Thin Mints baked per day by the Little Brownie Baker company.
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There’s now a Girl Scout Cookie Locator app available for Smartphones. Use it to find the cookie booth closest to you (including the time, date and location of the sale) in every Zip code across the U.S. and Puerto Rico.
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Honey Boo Boo is banned from selling the beloved cookies. The reason? Her crew decided to sell signed boxes online. She was trying to help her local troop, but that didn’t fly with Girls Scout officials.
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The most boxes ever sold in one year was 17,328 by 15-year-old Jennifer Sharpe of Dearborn, Michigan.
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During the first quarter of each year, Girl Scout cookies are the number one cookie brand in the United States. Oreos are the #1 cookie for all other quarters.
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