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Girl Scout Cookie from 1917

Girl Scout Cookie from 1917 created by Northwestgal

Girl Scouts have a great long history. I tracked this recipe down from the Girl Scout official website. http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/cookie_history/early_years.asp "In July 1922, The American Girl magazine, published by Girl Scout national headquarters, featured an article by Florence E. Neil, a local director in Chicago, Illinois. Miss Neil provided a cookie recipe that was given to the council's 2,000 Girl Scouts. She estimated the approximate cost of ingredients for six- to seven-dozen cookies to be 26 to 36 cents. The cookies, she suggested, could be sold by troops for 25 or 30 cents per dozen."

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  • Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour.
  • Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired.
  • Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.
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"Girl Scouts have a great long history. I tracked this recipe down from the Girl Scout official website. http://www.girlscouts.org/program/gs_cookies/cookie_history/early_years.asp "In July 1922, The American Girl magazine, published by Girl Scout national headquarters, featured an article by Florence E. Neil, a local director in Chicago, Illinois. Miss Neil provided a cookie recipe that was given to the council's 2,000 Girl Scouts. She estimated the approximate cost of ingredients for six- to seven-dozen cookies to be 26 to 36 cents. The cookies, she suggested, could be sold by troops for 25 or 30 cents per dozen.""
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  1. christopher a.
    Cookies are awesome and easy to make
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  2. Ellie C.
    i was a girls scout and these were my favorite cookies now there even better but the should have somthing carved into them like a letter so i just used a knive to carve a C into them
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  3. Mickey S.
    I made these unbelievably authentic cookies to share with several girlfriends who had also been scouts many, many, many decades ago. Lol! They only got to try one each because my husband ATE THEM ALL!!!
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  4. Cookie braker
    I only made a half batch. I also didn't follow the instructions, I just through all the ingredients into a bowl and mixed it the best I could. Since I only made half a batch I only refrigerated it for 45 minuets. I was going to cut the dough into squirrels, but when I was done cutting I realised that the dough was kind of runny and my squirrels were all gone. I poured the cookie mush into a muffin tin and made sugar cookie muffins. They're okay muffins, I wouldn't make it again though.
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  5. NELady
    These cookies tasted really good, very authentic, but I had a heck of the time with the dough. I would let it chill much, much longer if I ever make these again. Plus, I would recommend a well-floured rolling surface & pin. They were easy to mix together, but sticky and a pain to roll out. Made for PRMR Tag Game 1/9/09.
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