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January 16, 2009

Girl Scouts plan to sell cookies upfront

It’s an annual tradition, one that many look forward to all year long. Girl Scout cookies are on sale, and people can buy them without having to pre-order.

Carla Burdick, regional field executive for Girl Scouts-Western Oklahoma, said this year’s cookies sales will be a little different than previous years.

“This year they are not starting with order forms. This year the girls will have cookies on hand. It is called cookies on demand,” Burdick said.

Booth sales in front of stores will not start immediately.

“The booth sales will not start until the middle of February,” she said. “They are hoping by holding off on booths, the girls will have a better chance at door to door.”

Many of the classic Girl Scout cookies will be back again this year, but a new cookie has been added.

“There are eight varieties this year,” Burdick said. “No. 1 is always Thin Mint.”

Available this year are Lemon Chalet Cremes, Trefoils, Do-Si-Dos, Samoas, Sugar Free Chocolate Chips, Dulce de Leche, Tagalongs and Thin Mints.

New this year is the Dulce de Leche, inspired by the classic confections of Latin America. These cookies have milk caramel chips and stripes.

“Dulce de Leche has a great caramel taste to it,” Burdick said.

Some of the cookies that are back this year are slightly different.

“The lemon cream tastes the same, but are round this year so they can fit more and they don’t break,” Burdick said. “The chocolate chip cookie is sugar free and is very good for dipping.”

All of the proceeds in sales stay in the area where the cookies are sold.

“The cookies will be $3.50 a box. All proceeds go to Girl Scouts,” Burdick said. “A portion goes to the troop, part goes to the service unit and part goes to the council.”

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