Girl Scout cookie season is here, and people are getting super creative with how to eat these classic little sweets. It’s not about taking them straight out of the box anymore (or ahem, even by the sleeve). You can check out some tempting new twists here.
Sometimes it’s not enough to enjoy Girl Scout cookies with a glass of cold milk. Have you ever tried pairing them with an adult beverage? We’ve studied all kinds of recommendations, and it comes down to this good news: There doesn’t seem to be a wrong way to pair wine with Girl Scout cookies.
Girl Scout Cookie and wine pairing suggestions
We can help elevate your cookie game with these tasteful wine suggestions, based on America’s favorite Girl Scout cookie flavors:
Thin Mints: By far the most popular Girl Scout cookies around. America bought 50 million boxes last year, triggering a nationwide shortage. Thin Mints are cool, minty and crispy, so a light red wine pairs well. Try a Pinot Noir, red blend or Chinato, which is a little sweeter.
Samoas: Also called “Caramel deLites,” they have a crunchy vanilla cookie base, and are coated in caramel, covered in coconut then drizzled with chocolate. Try a Riesling or Pinot Grigio, which both have fruity, crisp complements that work well with this cookie’s flavors.
Tagalongs: These guys tick a lot of boxes on the satisfaction chart: crunchy, salty, peanut buttery and chocolatey all in one bite-size package. You’ll need a full-bodied red to stand up to this one. If you’re feeling a little adventurous, try a Banyuls. It’s like port’s French cousin; sweet, with hints of chocolate, caramel and toffee.
Do-si-dos: If you want your peanut butter cookies straight up, without the fuss of chocolate, these oaty, peanut butter sandwiches are it. Look for a Portuguese Madeira to pair well with a rich, nutty blend of caramel, hazelnut, pecan and toffee. And because of how Madeira is produced, it’ll keep its flavor for up to a year after opening (not that you’d leave it half-full anyway).
Trefoils: These are classic shortbread cookies with the iconic Girl Scout logo stamped on the top. For something so traditional, you’ll want to sip a dry sparkling wine or Champagne with it.
Girl Scouts don’t go door-to-door in every neighborhood, but we’ve got you covered. Use this handy tool to find where to buy them close to you. Happy sipping and snacking!