10 Clever Ways to Use Girl Scout Cookies

Earn yourself a badge by thinking outside the cookie box to try one of these crafty Girl Scout cookie re-use recipes.

  • Samoas Ice-Cream Truffles
    Holley Grainger, Photo: William Dickey; Styling: Melanie Clarke

    Samoas Ice-Cream Truffles

    For a sweet, bite-sized dessert, roll ice cream into small balls then coat in your favorite Girl Scout Cookie crumbs. Pile Samoa truffles, Do-Si-Dos Ice Cream Truffles, and Trefoils Ice-Cream Truffles into a bowl or waffle cone to resemble individual scoops of ice cream.

    Recipe: Samoas Ice-Cream Truffles

  • Chocolate Shortbread Sundae
    Holley Grainger

    Chocolate Shortbread Sundae

    Call in the troops to help with this simple after-dinner dessert. Use your favorite flavor of ice cream, extra Trefoils, and of course, the classic sundae toppings like chocolate, maraschino cherries, and whipped cream.

    Recipe: Chocolate Shortbread Sundae

  • Lemon-Blueberry Layered Dessert
    Holley Grainger

    Lemon-Blueberry Layered Dessert

    Only 5 ingredients are needed for this deceptively refreshing, summertime parfait. Earn your badge for creativity when you layer crushed Lemonades, blueberry filling and lemon-flavored cream.

    Recipe: Lemon-Blueberry Layered Dessert

  • Triple Chocolate-Trifle Pie
    Holley Grainger, Photo: Jennifer Davick; Styling: Lisa Powell Bailey

    Triple Chocolate-Trifle Pie

    Divide up your kaper chart and assign each member a responsibility. Let one person choose their favorite leftover cookies for decoration, another to crush cookies for the crust, and some else to prepare the Raspberry Glaze. If you're making this pie for your Daisy, Brownie, Cadette, Junior, or Senior, substitute chocolate sauce for the mocha liqueur.

    Recipe: Triple Chocolate-Trifle Pie

  • White Chocolate Snow Balls
    Holley Grainger, Photo: Laurie Frankel

    White Chocolate Snow Balls

    Just like the buddy system, this double cookie delight fills two cookies with creamy white chocolate. Use two Samoas, Dulce de Leches, or a Do-Si-Dos split in half to make these decadent, cream-filled sandwich cookies.

    Recipe: White Chocolate Snow Balls

  • Chocolate Cookie Pudding
    Holley Grainger

    Chocolate Cookie Pudding

    Earn your Girl Scout Gold Award with this 5-star cookie pudding recipe. Use Tagalongs to make chocolate peanut butter pudding, Do-Si-Dos for oatmeal peanut butter pudding, or Thin Mints for chocolate mint pudding.

    Recipe: Chocolate Cookie Pudding

  • Chocolate and Peanut Butter S'mores
    Holley Grainger, Photo: Leo Gong; Styling: Dan Becker

    Chocolate and Peanut Butter S'mores

    Gather 'round the campfire and substitute Thin Mints for the wafer cookies to give this peanut butter and roasted marshmallow combo a hint of mint.

    Recipe: Chocolate and Peanut Butter S'mores

  • Lemon Shortbread Cheesecake
    Holley Grainger, Photo: Annabelle Breakey; Styling: Randy Mon

    Lemon Shortbread Cheesecake

    Finely ground Trefoils cookies make the perfect base for this elegant lemon cheesecake. Decorate with sliced strawberries and "do a good turn daily" by sharing with friends and family.

    Recipe: Lemon Shortbread Cheesecake

  • Grasshopper Milkshake
    Holley Grainger, Photo: James Carrier

    Grasshopper Milkshake

    Eaten your last Girl Scout cookie? "Be prepared!" You can use cream-filled chocolate sandwich cookies (like Oreo's) in this milkshake. If you still have Tagalongs on-hand, give Peanut Butter-Chocolate Tagalongs Milk Shakes or Vanilla-Banana Tagalongs Milk Shakes a try.

    Recipe: Grasshopper Milkshake

  • Easy Chocolate-Mint Ice-Cream Sandwiches
    Holley Grainger

    Easy Chocolate-Mint Ice-Cream Sandwiches

    From Samoas and Tagalongs to Thank U Berry Munch and Daisy Go Rounds, any cookie can be transformed into a flavor-bursting ice-cream sandwich. Just choose your favorite cookie, pick a flavor of ice cream, and roll in candy, crushed cookies, and ground nuts. The rest is cookie history.

    Recipe: Easy Chocolate-Mint Ice-Cream Sandwiches

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