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Maximing Pleasure While Eating Girlscout Cookies

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  • Publish Date: Mar 12, 2010

No, this is not a Sip about how to cure the munchies, but it is a celebration of great cookies and wine.

ninety-eight years ago today, Juliette Gordon Low organized the first Girl Scout Troop in Savannah, Georgia. Nearly a century later, there are 3.3 million Girl Scouts troopin’ the streets, and we sure as heck know they’re out there because our fridge is filled with cookies.

As children we scarfed them with milk, but in the spirit of matching wine with desserts, consider these pairings for three of our favorite Girl Scout Cookie classics:

Caramel deLites, a.k.a Samoas

These doughnut-shaped wonders are covered in caramel and toasted coconut and then striped with chocolate. We love delightful deLites with Fonseca 10-year-old Tawny Port. Talk about a match made in heaven.

Peanut Butter Patties a.k.a Tagalongs

What do you do with round cookies with a layer of peanut butter on top, covered in chocolate? Refrigerate, then inhale. Before you do, though, pour yourself a glass of Dr. Loosen, Urziger Wurzgarten Riesling Spatlese, 2007. Your taste buds will dance!

Cool and Crunchies a.k.a Thin Mints

Do these even need an introduction? By far the most popular cookie of the Girl Scout lineup, Thin Mints beg to be tossed in the freezer and then enjoyed alongside a rich, full-bodied swig of Bogle Petit Syrah, 2007.

Do you have a Girl Scout cookie pairing that’s a slam dunk? Share it below!

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Mar 13, 2010
Oh my God! Bottlenotes, you're killing me with the two greatest gifts from Almighty God: Girl Scout cookies and Wine! Now I'm going to have to try them together... Slainte!

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Mar 12, 2010
Seriously, love the concept but won't the mint absolutely wipe out the syrah?? Go classic instead: try the Trefoils; a nice buttery shortbread is just the thing.

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Mar 12, 2010
Shortbreads & Chardonnay! Those cookies are blissfully delicious/addicting. They are so simple & scrumptious! A buttery, unctuous Chardonnay would rock with them.

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Mar 12, 2010
I'm with Alice. Love the idea but I might stick to a
cup of tea when I'm having a girl scout cookie - samoas
all the way.

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