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November 4, 2012

Cookies that help girls grow

Here is some recipes for Girl Scout Cookies that are on sale until Nov. 11

Niagara Gazette — Hungry? Want Girl Scout Cookies? You can eat them au naturel or try them in one of the recipes below.

But, before you buy those delicious cookies consider that when you do you are helping girls build a lifetime of skills and confidence. The Girl Scout Cookie program is America’s leading business and economic literacy program for girls. Local Girl Scouts will put their sales and marketing skills into action as they strive to reach an unprecedented goal: Sell 1.7 million boxes of cookies.

“When a Girl Scout sells you cookies, she’s doing more than just handing you a box. She’s creating a plan, interacting with customers, managing money, and working as part of a team. This validates an important part of Girl Scouting which is to inspire girls to reach their full potential,” said Cindy Odom, chief executive officer of The Girl Scouts of Western New York. Girl Scout cookies are once again $3.50 per box.

The cookies are greener this year with Lemonades and Thanks-A-Lot cookies being offered in a tray with film overwrap and no carton. By removing the carton, 300 tons of paperboard a year is saved. Cookies in these film overwrapped trays freeze well so stock up.

Also new this year are Mango Cremes with Nutrifusion, a tangy and refreshing tropical treat. In addition, all the popular favorites are back, with a new packaging look, including Caramel deLites, Lemonades, Peanut Butter Sandwich, Peanut Butter Patties, Thanks-A-Lot , Shortbread and Thin Mints.

To order Girl Scout cookies, visit www.girlscoutcookies.org, send an email to girlscouts@gswny.org or call 1-888-837-6410. Sales end Nov. 11.

In the meantime, here are some yummy treats to made with Girl Scout cookies to take to holiday parties:

Lemon Crunch Cheesecakes With

Caramel Apples

8 Lemonades Girl Scout cookies; 5 crushed, and 3 broken into small

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