Contact the cookie baker if, for any reason, you aren't satisfied with a package of Girl Scout Cookies . The baker contact information is listed on the side of each package, or you may contact Little Brownie Bakers or ABC Bakers directly. How can I be sure my Girl Scout Cookies were baked for the current season?
Every Girl Scout Cookie package is stamped with a seasonal “use or freeze by” date. This date corresponds with the end of each cookie season. Accordingly, Girl Scout Cookies with a 2020 date would be baked for the 2019–2020 season. Each of the 111 Girl Scout councils sets its own price based on its needs and knowledge of the local market. Today's prices reflect both the current cost of cookies and the realities of providing Girl Scout programming in an ever-changing economic environment. Remember—the proceeds stay with your local council and troop to power amazing experiences for girls. To find out when Girl Scouts are selling in your area, use the Find Cookies! Currently, two commercial bakers are licensed by Girl Scouts of the USA to produce Girl Scout Cookies : ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers.
How many cookies are in a package of Girl Scout Cookies, and how big are they? Girl Scout Cookies are sold by weight, not by size or number. The number and size of cookies vary by variety and by baker. You can learn more about the cookies on the Meet the Cookies page of our website. Each Girl Scout council chooses a licensed baker, either ABC Bakers or Little Brownie Bakers. A cookie may be called Trefoils when baked by one baker and Shortbread when baked by the other. The two cookies look and taste similar, but the name of the cookie and the recipe may be different. The exceptions are Thin Mints ® and Girl Scout S’mores ® , which are names used by both bakers. Even if Girl Scout Cookie names are the same, the recipes may differ. How do I find out the ingredients, nutritional value, and allergen information for Girl Scout Cookies? This information is clearly listed on both the cookie package and the cookie order form. You can also find the information on the Meet the Cookies page of our website or on the Cookie Finder app. With special regard for allergen concerns, our bakers bake Girl Scout Cookies in state-of-the-art facilities, and consumers can be assured that every required safety protocol is adhered to in order to prevent cross-contamination of ingredients. Consumers with additional questions can find out more by visiting the baker websites: ABC Bakers or Little Brownie Bakers. To find out which licensed baker supplies your council with cookies, contact your Girl Scout council. GSUSA reviews and approves the varieties of Girl Scout Cookies. Councils select the varieties offered in their area. To see a listing of all current varieties of Girl Scout Cookies , along with pictures and descriptions, go to Meet the Cookies. For more information about cookie ingredients, check out Meet the Cookies or visit our bakers’ websites: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. The best-selling Girl Scout Cookies are: Thin Mints ® Caramel deLites ® /Samoas ® Peanut Butter Patties ® /Tagalongs ® Do-si-dos ® /Peanut Butter Sandwich ® Trefoils ® /Shortbread ® Where can I find recipes that use Girl Scout Cookies? You can also visit Pinterest to find and share recipes. Who are the girls on the Girl Scout Cookie packages? All of the girls pictured on the packages are registered Girl Scouts or Girl Scout alums. Every package shows Girl Scouts in action participating in Girl Scout program activities.
Is high-fructose corn syrup used in Girl Scout Cookies? We trust our licensed bakers, who are industry leaders, to develop recipes using ingredients that will produce the best-tasting and highest-quality cookies while simultaneously addressing industry trends; scientific trends; and, of course, consumer preference. One of our bakers, Little Brownie Bakers, has removed high-fructose corn syrup from its cookies. We are in the process of removing high-fructose corn syrup from all Girl Scout Cookies and all cookies will be free of high-fructose corn syrup by 2021. For a list of specific cookie ingredients, see Meet the Cookies or visit our bakers’ websites: ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers. Palm oil is an ingredient found in the majority of baked snacks sold in the United States. Per GSUSA's licensed bakers, it is necessary to use palm oil in our cookies because of its unique ability to provide volume and texture in baked goods, usually without adding trans fats. Additionally, growing palm oil requires less land in comparison to other vegetable oils and supports the livelihoods of more than 4 million farmers globally.
One of the primary goals of our Girl Scout Cookie bakers is to create the best-tasting cookies possible using the best ingredients available. The world's food supply is intricately tied to the use of palm oil, so we believe promoting sustainable manufacturing principles is the most responsible approach for Girl Scouts and Girl Scout Cookie development.