When I was a kid we used to go door to door selling these seasonal treats. Sometimes we’d earn a badge or something else – it all depended on how many boxes you sold – but to me the most important part of cookie season was enjoying some of my favorites with friends and family. Lunchbox trades, after-school snacks, and special memories, such as eating Samoas with my grandfather because they were our favorite flavor, are what I think of when I open a box of Girl Scout cookies.
Aside from the memories any former or current scout will share, Girl Scout cookies are absolutely delicious and only available for a limited time each year. So whether you buy extra boxes and freeze them to attempt to make them last through the rest of the year, ahem that dark time of year when Girl Scout cookies are not available, or you savor each bite as you eat them all quickly, Girl Scout cookie season is here.
What if I told you that a local Connecticut restaurant was teaming up with Girl Scouts of Connecticut to bring you a unique, limited-time-only dessert menu featuring Girl Scout cookies? Beginning January 29th and running through February 28th, Parallel Post is offering an exclusive dessert menu (in addition to their regular dessert menu) featuring Girl Scout Samoas®, Thin Mints®, Do-Si-Dos®, and Trefoils®. Created by Parallel Post’s Executive Chef Chris Molyneux and Pastry Chef Madelyn Rendon, the dessert menu features “perfect recipes to best accentuate the unmatched sugar, chocolate, caramel, coconut and mint flavorings of select Girl Scout Cookies.”
“We are delighted that Parallel Post has conceptualized our cookies in such an original way,” said Mary Barneby, CEO, Girl Scouts of Connecticut. “We are especially honored for their support in purchasing these cookies from our girls as they continue with this special dessert menu through February. Those dining at Parallel Post will not only get a sweet treat, but will learn more about what the Cookie Program gives girls – the skills she needs to thrive, succeed, and become a young entrepreneur!”
Parallel Post’s exclusive dessert menu featuring Girl Scout cookies will include: a Raspberry Swirl Cheesecake made with Trefoils® Girl Scout Cookies, aTrifle made with Samoas® Girl Scout Cookies, a Banana Cream Pie made with Do-Si-Dos® Girl Scout Cookies, and a Thin Mint Ice Cream Sundae.
Raspberry-infused cheesecake with a Trefoils® crumb crust
Trifle made with Samoas® Girl Scout Cookies, a layered white chocolate custard garnished with Samoas®, whipped cream and a dash of chocolate sauce.
Banana Cream Pie made with Do-Si-Dos® Girl Scout Cookies prepared with a Do-Si-Dos® pie crust topped with vanilla whipped cream and sprinkled with toasted coconut flakes.
Ice Cream Sundae made with Thin Mints® Girl Scout Cookies, a vanilla bean ice cream sundae sprinkled with chopped Thin Mints®.
Don’t they look delicious? I can’t wait to head over to Parallel Post to try my favorite!
What’s your favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor?
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