“Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.” – John Q. Tullius

Ok.  I’ll admit it.  I never was a Girl Scout.  Brownie, yes.  But I quit before I made it any further up the ‘chain of command.’   I was an outdoors kid; my house growing up was on  a cul-de-sac so all the neighborhood kids would get together and play kickball or tee-ball or wiffle ball or some complicated, spontaneous invention that we could never replicate if we wanted to.  I thought Girl Scouts was going to be about camping and hiking and doing out-doorsy things.  And, maybe it was for some.  But, Ms. Williams, my Scout Leader, wasn’t the outdoors type.  We never went camping.  All we did was make things out of popsicle sticks and sell Girl Scout Cookies.  Not quite my thing.  Well, I should say that the selling part was not my thing.  Eating the Girl Scout cookies was right up my alley.

Samoas, you know, the chocolate, coconut, and caramel cookie goodness,  were always my favorite.  So, I was so pleased and intrigued to find a recipe for a version of the cookie, and a host of other Girl Scout favorites, on a great website for cooks: CHOW.


Chow includes recipes and articles about food.  There are even a slew of ‘How-To’ videos about various kitchen tasks.  Like how-to prepare a winter squash, how-to bake brownies in an orange, and what you can do with wilted lettuce.

So, maybe your experience with the Scouts, either girl or boy, was memorable.  (In fact, I’d like to hear about it if that’s the case.)  While I can’t say that’s so for me, I can say that I’m looking forward to replicating the iconic cookies in the comfort of my own kitchen!

One thought on ““Nine out of ten people like chocolate. The tenth person always lies.” – John Q. Tullius

  1. I had a similar experience. I wanted to camp, etc., but we sewed! I never sew even today. I got kicked out of Brownies, because I didn’t pay my dues. I was quite relieved. My daughter, age 4, challenged Boy Scouts, when she saw them advertising their group at our local Target store, and asked them why girls could not be members. This was at the time she was beginning her life of activism and was boycotting Nestle’s when they were selling baby formula in Africa to women who knew nothing about mixing formula and were losing their children to malnutrition as a result. Well, the Scouts did not give her a satisfactory answer so the woman selling Nestles cookies at our next stop, the grocery store, felt her wrath.

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