Campfire desserts: Girl Scouts unveil s’mores cookies
Campfires and cookies have joined forces with two new Girl Scout s’mores cookies announced Wednesday.
The crunchy desserts were unveiled on National S’mores Day in a statement Wednesday by the Girl Scouts organization.
“The ooey gooey goodness of S’mores is coming to Girl Scout cookies,” officials said in a statement.
One offering is described as “a crunchy graham sandwich cookie with creamy chocolate and marshmallow filling.” The cookie contains no artificial flavors or colors, high fructose corn syrup, or hydrogenated oils.
Cookie lovers with an affinity for chocolate will have a second choice: the official s’mores cookie double-dipped in creme icing and finished with a chocolate coating.
Both products will be carried in “select markets” during the 2017 cookie season, beginning with orders on Dec. 19, 2016.
Amanda Thomas, director of product programs and retails operations in southeast Michigan, welcomed the new campfire cookies to the Girl Scouts’ collection.
“We cannot wait to introduce our customers to the new Girl Scout S’mores cookie,” she said in a statement. “S’mores have a strong ties to our organization’s history, and this cookie brings a new and delicious way for consumers to support girls and the fun adventures that grow their everyday leadership skills through Girl Scouts.”
The cookie creations are the next step in a long history of s’mores in the Girl Scout organization. The quintessential campfire treat was invented by the scouting organization, according to officials.
“The first known recorded version of a S’mores can be found in an official Girl Scouts publication from 1927,” officials said.