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Snowed in? Make Girl Scout Cookies!

By Anthony Todd in Food on Feb 2, 2011 4:20PM

Photo by Drew Baker.
It doesn't seem like restaurant news is going to be a very high priority today. Our general advice? Assume everything except Starbucks is closed until you call and confirm - as of this morning, there are so many closing notes in our inbox and on twitter that we can't keep updating. But all is not lost! Let's say you are stuck at home and looking for a project to keep you busy and keep the house warm. You could make an edible football stadium, but that doesn't use the oven. Or, you could make girl scout cookies. While we love buying girl scout cookies, what do you do during the other 11 months of the year? You could go survivalist and stockpile them, but in case you don't have a pantry, the Seattle Weekly has broken the code for you.

There are a whole series of faux girl scout cookie recipes floating around the interwebs, but do any of them work? They put them through the test kitchen treatment and found several that tasted great. Make your own Thin Mints, Samoas and Trefoils using their recipes. They found that the Thin Mint recipe worked perfectly and the Samoa recipe turned out a damn good cookie, but that there is better short bread to be had than the Trefoil. The Thin Mint recipe, if followed to the letter, takes about six hours, so start now.