I love cookies. LOVE. This time of year used to be my dream season (except the years I gave up sweets for Lent; then it became torture season)... Girl Sc0ut cookie season.
However, given my feelings about my girls' past experiences with Girl Sc0uts, my husband's boycotting the Girl Sc0ut cookie sales for socio-political reasons (which I support), and the fact they charge WAY TOO MUCH for a box of cookies (they're good, but not THAT good), we aren't buying Girl Sc0ut cookies this year.
Fortunately, I have found something better than a substitute for Samoas. These things ARE Samoas - with slightly different packaging, a much lower price ($1.40 a box), and year-round availability.
Check this out:
Yup! I'm convinced these cookies are manufactured at the same place making Samoas. These cookies look, smell, and taste like Samoas. The interior packaging is the same. The exterior packaging is frighteningly similar (the purple box). So! There you are!
Oh! I got these at Big Lot$. I'm beside myself excited!
If you know of any good Girl Sc0ut cookie knock offs or something very similar, let me know. Just be warned: I haven't yet baked a cookie myself that is "just like" a thin mint, so I'm not very keen on recipe substitutes.
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