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Millennial LOVE for Girl Scout Cookies - with RECIPE
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… not to eat an entire box of Girl Scout Cookies in a single sitting. Of course that would be a whole lot easier if the Scouts had not gone and created this little convenience: http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/digitalcookie.asp

What happened to the door-to-door action? Mom driving and us running up in our uniforms (confession: yoga pants and My Little Pony T-shirts for us…) to take and deliver orders? Well, it still exists, and we cookie monsters can take heart in the fact that the Five Essential Skills are still included in the transaction – through desktop or mobile app.

We can also take heart that we’re being considered closely in how the Girl Scout Cookie season and brand are targeting us. Go to http://www.tribemint.com/changing-brands-millennial-generation/ to read more, including this snippet: “The millennial generation is not only changing how we consume media, but how we consume and interpret our favorite brands. Brands are able to have a deeper, more intimate personal relationship with consumers than ever before, thanks to the rise of social media and blogging alike. However, with all of these new mediums the millennial generation has grown up with becoming more and more prominent, brands need to change up their image to match the pace. Who has stood up to the challenge so far? Check out some of our favorite examples below as we look to the future to see who will follow the trend…”

And… “Girl Scout Cookie season is always a joyful, coveted time. It only comes around once a year, and the delicious treats can be somewhat difficult to obtain depending on your location. However, there is now a way to enjoy these rare gems year round, with Girl Scout Cookie’s brand new Digital Cookie Program. The $800 million dollar business has taken to developing this online program, where you can order cookies via a mobile app or on the website. Now we can enjoy Thin Mints year round. Bless this generation.”

The Scouts have added some new flavors, including Rah Rah Raisin (oatmeal cookies with plump raisins and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks, which EP.com agrees is inspired and super yummy!); and a Gluten-Free Option from GS’s licensed cookie baker, called Toffee-tastic, carried in limited quantities; which we will carry in limited quantities. It’s pricier but tasty. Also gluten-free is Trios, made with real peanut butter, chocolate chips, and whole grain oats. More on that at http://www.girlscouts.org/news/news_releases/2015/ngscw.asp

But here, dear hearts, is what your heart has been crying out for – ice cream truffles made with Girl Scout Samoas. Oh, yes they are! Link first, followed by recipe. And as always, you are so very, very welcome.

http://www.myrecipes.com/recipe/samoas-ice-cream-truffles

Yummy-licious Samoas Ice Cream Truffles

Ingredients
1 pt. vanilla ice cream
8 coconut-chocolate cookies

Directions
Let ice cream stand at room temperature 15 minutes to soften.
Meanwhile, line a baking sheet with parchment paper, and place in freezer.
Process cookies in a food processor 1 minute or until mixture resembles coarse crumbs. Pour cookie crumbs into a shallow dish.
Scoop ice cream into small balls using a 1-1/4-inch ice cream scoop, and roll in cookie crumbs. Arrange on prepared baking sheet in freezer. Freeze truffles at least 30 minutes or up to 24 hours.
Note: For testing purposes only, we used Girl Scout Samoas cookies.

Variations:
Trefoils Ice-cream Truffles: Substitute 1 sleeve (21 cookies) old-fashioned shortbread cookies for coconut-chocolate cookies. Proceed with recipe as directed. Makes 22 truffles.
For testing purposes only, we used Girl Scout Trefoils cookies.

Do-Si-Dos Ice-cream Truffles: Substitute 1 sleeve (11 cookies) peanut butter-cream cookies for coconut-chocolate cookies. Proceed with recipe as directed. Makes 22 truffles.
For testing purposes only, we used Girl Scout Do-Si-Dos cookies.

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