Have you run out of Girl Scout cookies? We know you ration them through the year, stocking up your freezers, but by this time of year, you may be finding yourself without your favorite cookies. Have no fear, we have you covered with a homemade version of the Girl Scout S’mores™ cookies that are a perfect way to celebrate National S’mores Day on August 10—or whenever you have a s’mores craving!
As a parent to a Girl Scout, I’m so thankful for the endless ways our troop leaders manage our troop with fun and meaningful activities. One of the activity ideas generated by our girls this year was to make homemade Girl Scout cookies. I wanted to give back to the troop with a fun activity and since I love to cook and create recipes, I thought it would be fun to lead the homemade cookie activity. I wanted it to be simple, easy to do with a large group, and most importantly—be a cookie that genuinely tastes (almost) as good as the original.
The day came to gather at our house and make the recipe. I loved that it was simple enough for the girls to be supervised but create the cookie on their own. I think we had 12 girls that day and while there was some drippy chocolate in random spots around my kitchen, it was a really fun and engaging activity.
Leading this cookie activity was also a great way to engage a parent like me who can’t be a troop leader, but genuinely wants to help with activities and help the troop. Our family is also new to our community and joining Girl Scouts and volunteering in our troop has been a way to meet new friends (for both of us). I’m really grateful for the great activities the leaders put together for our troop and their willingness to engage parent volunteers.
The s’mores cookie I created is a no-bake cookie with three ingredients. The cookie has a crunchy honey graham cracker cookie and creamy marshmallow in the middle and dipped in milk chocolate. The cookies make a great troop activity and yummy treat to enjoy. We joke that these cookies are “indoor s’mores”—limited mess and effort, but still with all the yum of an original Girl Scout S’mores™ cookie!
You can find the recipe on Alice’s web page, Dining with Alice.
Alice Seuffert – Alice is a writer and the creator of Dining with Alice, where she shares conversations about motherhood and creative recipes. Alice is known for her essays about balance, motherhood, and body image. Her writing has been featured on national web pages such as HuffPost and she is a regular contributor to Scary Mommy. Alice is a regular television contributor and her recipes have been featured on local and national television programs, including the Rachael Ray Show. She works outside the home full-time as an education researcher and writer for a nonprofit organization. Her favorite and most important roles are mom and wife. Her family loves reading, cooking, adventuring around their home state of Minnesota, and checking out new food spots. Alice is a proud mom to her Girl Scout, Stella. Over the summer, they organized five different service projects for their troop and attended Horsing Around with Mom camp together. You can find Alice’s essays and recipes on Facebook and Instagram.