Time was, nearly everyone could agree on one thing: Girl Scout cookies were a force for good. But a few years ago, folks started to become disgruntled with Girl Scout cookies. Maybe it was the trans fat issue (although the organization promises it has taken most of the trans fats out of all its varieties). Maybe it was just the fatigue of getting hit up by cherubic Scouts every time you went to the dang mall.

But if you forswear your annual box or two of Samoas, how will you get that perfect madeleine of remembrance that comes with the aroma of a Girl Scout cookie?

Thank goodness for Nicole at Baking Bites, who has been engineering a series of homemade Girl Scout cookies. So far, she’s posted recipes for Do-si-dos, Samoas, Tagalongs, and “Thin Minties,” so you’re pretty set. That is, if you don’t mind the wrath of Girl Scouts who are pissed at you for not buying their cookies.

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