Caramel Chocolate Chip Cookies Are Coming to a Girl Scout Troop Near You
In case Thin Mints and Samoas weren't enough to satiate your sweet tooth, the Girl Scouts of America are giving us another reason to look forward to the upcoming cookie season. As Thrillist reports, the organization will introduce a new flavor to its baked goods lineup in 2019: Caramel Chocolate Chip cookies.
The treat puts a fresh, sweet-meets-salty spin on the classic chocolate chip cookie. It will include the semi-sweet chocolate chips consumers expect along with rich caramel and a hint of sea salt. Salted caramel isn't the only culinary trend the cookie takes advantage of: It's also gluten-free, making it the Girl Scouts' second gluten-free option, alongside their Toffee-tastic cookie, which made its debut in 2015. Both cookies will only be available in limited markets.
The first Girl Scout cookie sale can be traced back to 1917, and today the cookie program is an $800 million business. Cookie season typically runs from January to April, with about 10 to 20 percent of the money raised going toward troop scholarships and activities. (Most of the proceeds go back to the bakers.)
There are still a few months to go before Girl Scouts start setting up stands outside your local supermarket, but it's never too early to prepare. Here are some of the best wines to pair with your favorite Girl Scout cookies.