Just in time for your sweets-banning New Year's resolutions, the Girl Scout troops are back this month, armed with cookie order forms. You know you want some.
But if you're watching the expenses or hydrogenated oils, or just can't wait until the actual boxes show up this spring, Baking Bites has recipe spin-offs for some favorites (Thin Mint, Samoas, Do-Si-Dos, and Tagalongs). While it would shatter the image of magical elves or fairies faraway shaping each Thin Mint or sprinkling coconut onto each Samoa, these might, gasp, taste better, while still looking authentic.
Are you cutting back on Girl Scout cookies this year, for economical or local food activism reasons?