Everything You Ever Wanted to Know About Girl Scout Cookies

October 28, 2016

All of your questions, answered

Girl Scout cookies are widely loved but also widely misunderstood. Let’s clear up some misconceptions now, and give you a bit of conversation fodder to drop at your next dinner party or date.

Who invented Girl Scout Cookies?

Girl Scouts, obviously. The very first cookie sale was held in 1917 by a troop in Oklahoma, and it quickly caught on: A few years later the Girl Scouts magazine published a cookie recipe, encouraging troops to bake for fundraisers. In the beginning, the Scouts baked their own sugar cookies and sold them door-to-door; it wasn’t until