Girl Scout Thin Mint cookies

In the United States, it’s currently Girl Scout Cookie season. This is the time of year when we’re all helpless—helpless, I tell you—to refuse the endless requests to buy delicious cookies and support a worthy cause. Just $5 a box, and think of all the space that will free up in your wallet! My family has already made a couple of purchases. The kids like Samoas, but for me, the One True Girl Scout Cookie will always be Thin Mint. I’ve stocked up—maybe not enough to last me until next year, but I’ll do my best to ration them. And it’s convenient, because today is also National Chocolate Mint Day, and although you are of course free to use any combination of mint and chocolate (Andes Mints? After Eight? York Peppermint Patties?), there’s just no beating the perfect balance of Thin Mint cookies. The only thing is, and I don’t mean this as a criticism, they’re pretty small. So you should certainly eat several at a time, and that’s going to mean working your way through your stash faster, so…maybe pick up a few extra boxes?

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