As a native New Yorker, no one appreciates better than I the pain of living in a Girl Scout Cookie desert. While my cousins in New Jersey and Connecticut ate Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos like they were common Oreos, I would carefully portion out the one box of Samoas which my father would procure for me from a coworker who commuted in from Long Island.
'Tagalongs' on Serious Eats
This is not to say you shouldn't buy cookies from those earnest young Scouts. But also make a batch of your own for a delicious homemade snack. These Tagalongs are slightly fatter and more substantial than the Scout version—you'll enjoy each chocolatey, peanut buttery, shortbready bite.
Combine ice cream and Girl Scout cookies and you've captured my complete attention. Dreyer's (what's branded as Edy's in the eastern part of the United States) features three limited-edition flavors (available January through April) based on the most popular Girl Scout cookies: Thin Mints, Samoas, and Tagalongs. But are they really as good as the DIY technique of crumbling up your own frozen Girl Scout cookies over a bowl of ice cream?