So far this year it’s been ixnay on the Girl Scout Cookies, for me at least. I’m always a sucker for the girls in green (must be that sash I once wore), and in particular for the green boxes we call “freezer cookies” in my house (you likely call them Thin Mints, found year round in my freezer — hence the nickname).
Somehow, this year, I haven’t been the recipient of a single sales pitch and have managed to miss out on the front-of-the-supermarket action that inevitably results in a sale for this old softie. To say nothing of a freezer full of you-know-whats. I can’t even cadge ’em from my co-workers! Despite the fact that my pal Greg, who’s sitting in the Seattle Times newsroom as I write, brought in a carton full to share at the office.
Too bad it was empty by the time I showed up. And yes, his kid’s selling: to family member’s only.
You know, I didn’t even realize it was Girl Scout Cookie time until yesterday, when I was knocking back a ham, egg and cheese-stuffed biscuit at the “biscuit bar” at the new Dahlia Workshop at Westlake and Harrison and spotted this stockpile from my window seat:
Word has it this is Tom Douglas’ stash, and like my friend Greg, he’s all about sharing them. Hmmm. I spy Trefoils, Dulce de Leche, Samoas, Lemon Chalet Cremes and my husband’s favorite, Do-si-dos. What? No Thin Mints, Tom? (Wait, don’t tell me: you’ve stashed them in your freezer.)
Actually, I did just find a box of Thin Mints (empty, natch), out on a table in the newsroom. And I also found this link from the Girl Scouts of Western Washington, a clever cookie-locator for those of you who need to get your fix before this year’s drive ends March 13.
I brought bagels into the office today. What do I get in exchange? An empty box of freezer cookies.
OK, time to spill it: What’s your favorite Girl Scout Cookie?