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“Samoa” Girl Scout Dog Cookies

dog eating samoa cookie treat

When we were notified about the Girl Scout cookie recipe contest for 2016, they also let us know about a second contest they were hosting. This recipe contest was to come up with dog treats inspired by Girl Scout cookies. The first idea to enter my mind was to figure out a way to make cookies that look like Samoas but with dog-friendly ingredients. 

Well, unfortunately, a little brain fart prevented me from getting my recipe in on time, but I decided I still wanted to try it anyway. Have a look at the recipes below to see how I made these yummy cookies into dog treats. 

Samoa dog cookies base

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Girl Scout Savannah Smiles Lemon Muddy Buddies

lemon muddy buddies

Another recipe idea I came up with for the Girl Scout cookie recipe contest was a sweet treat that’s easy to munch on. I’ve always had a slight obsession with the classic Chex Muddy Buddies (chocolate and peanut butter, who can resist?) so I thought it would be fun to take that same casual, crunchy treat and change it up.

Enter, Savannah Smiles. I knew these light, lemony cookies would make a great coating for a Chex treat so I came up with the following recipe.

I had my heart set on creating an Easter Chex mix type of snack with Easter colored M&Ms, nuts, and other mix-ins, but since the Easter candy isn’t in stores yet, it will ha...

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Thin Mint Macarons

thin mint macarons

I’m so thrilled to participate in the Girl Scout cookie recipe contest (and their dog cookie recipe contest, more on that later) again this year. I can’t believe this is my 5th year in a row with this contest! So, because I knew it was coming, I have been thinking about recipe ideas for the last few months, here and there. However, this recipe came to me only a few days ago and I was eager to try it out. Thin Mint macarons. Ambitious? Yes. Difficult? We’ll see…

After searching around for recipes, I decided to use the Martha Stewart recipe that I’ve used in the past since it worked for me...

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Samoa Cookie Dough Pops

Girl scout samoa cookies dough bites pops

A few weeks ago, I was thinking how it’s “that time of year” and I should *hopefully* be hearing from the Girl Scouts main office about their annual recipe contest soon. Well, about a week went by, then there it was–an email in my inbox about the recipe contest! Yippee!

This year, in celebration of the Samoa cookie’s 40th birthday, the contest is all about Samoas! Fine by me, because they are my absolute favorite!

While I’ll be experimenting with a few different recipes, this was the first one I wanted to try...

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Easy 4-Ingredient Lemon Strawberry Tartlets

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It’s that time of the year again! I’ve got five boxes of Girl Scout cookies and I have to come up with a recipe that will wow the judges for this year’s Girl Scout cookie recipe contest. Rather than coming up with an intricate, fatty (albeit delicious) recipe, I decided to put a few of my favorite [healthy] ingredients together to create a delicious and easy treat that is nearly guilt-free!

This recipe uses only four ingredients and is full of Omega-3’s, fiber, and vitamin C. It’s a great way to satisfy your sweet tooth without adding to your waistline!

Just four ingredients!

Just four ingredients!

Easy Strawberry Lemon Tartlets

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Savannah Smiles Strawberry Lemon Bars

savannah smiles lemon strawberry bars

Now that the Girl Scout cookie contest is done and over, I’m left still with a few boxes of cookies. What to do? Make more treats! I decided to try lemon bars with the Savannah Smiles cookies but didn’t have any lemons and lazily didn’t want to go to the store. So I thawed some frozen strawberries instead and created my own recipe!

Savannah Smiles Strawberry Bars

  • 1/4 cup butter, melted
  • 1 1/4 cups Savannah Smiles cookie crumbs (nearly an entire box, minus 5-10...
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Thin Mint Frozen Grasshopper Pie

Grasshopper mint pie

When fishing for ideas for my Girl Scout cookies, someone suggested making grasshopper pie. What a great way to incorporate Thin Mint cookies, and super easy. I had to do it!

I created the crust recipe on my own and decided to add instant pudding for the middle. Unfortunately, and I’m not sure if it’s because I used almond milk, the pudding is quite runny when chilled or at room temperature, so I stuck it in the freezer. It turns out, I’ve created an ice cream sandwich-esque minty treat!

Thin Mint Grasshopper Pie

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Minty Buddies

chex girl scout cookies thin mints minty buddies

This weekend, I took on an old recipe that I had created last year and tweaked it a bit to make it even better. These minty snacks are a play on the classic Chex® Muddy Buddies but with a minty flare. This recipe is a potential entry into the Girl Scout cookie recipe contest.


Minty Buddies

  • 4 cups Rice Chex®
  • 1/2 cup semisweet chocolate chips
  • 3/4 cup finely grated Thin Mint cookies (about 13 cookies)
  • ...

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Baked Samoa Coconut Chocolate Shrimp

samoa girl scout cookie coconut shrimp

I can’t remember how this brilliant idea came to me, but when I put two and two together (coconut shrimp + there are coconut shreds in Samoa cookies) I knew it would be perfect! This recipe is for the 2013 Girl Scout cookie recipe contest!

This sweet and salty snack makes a great appetizer and is a slight twist on the classic coconut shrimp. You get a little extra sweetness with the caramel and a hint of chocolate in the flavor.

I started out with just a sample size of 7 shrimp, but it’s plenty for two people! This recipe can certainly be doubled or tripled as desired.

Baked Samoa Coconut Chocolate Shrimp

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I have 5 boxes of Girl Scout cookies in my car

At this very moment, there are five whole boxes of Girl Scout cookies in my car. Why am I not eating them NOW, you ask? Because I’m participating in the 2nd annual Girl Scout Recipe Contest!

I am so fortunate and honored to have been invited back after having participated last year. I had a blast last year, even if I didn’t win, and I’ve already got ideas cooking for this year’s contest. I’m aiming for 1st place! Wish  me luck!

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