The Original Home-Baked Girl Scout Cookie

The Original Home-Baked Girl Scout Cookie

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"This is the original Girl Scout Cookie from back in 1922. They are a sugar cookie cut into trefoil shapes (like the Girl Scout emblem), and sprinkled with sugar crystals."

Ingredients 30 m {{adjustedServings}} servings 102 cals

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  • Calories:
  • 102 kcal
  • 5%
  • Fat:
  • 5.5 g
  • 8%
  • Carbs:
  • 12.4g
  • 4%
  • Protein:
  • 1.1 g
  • 2%
  • Cholesterol:
  • 25 mg
  • 8%
  • Sodium:
  • 61 mg
  • 2%

Based on a 2,000 calorie diet

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  1. Combine the cream, butter, and sugar. Next, add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla flavoring, flour and baking powder.
  2. Roll thin, make trefoil cutouts, sprinkle sugar crystals on top, and bake at 350 degrees F for about 8 minutes, or until just golden brown.
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  1. 10 Ratings


This recipe made a very sticky dough that was the consistency of most drop cookies. Even after sitting in the freezer for over an hour, there was no way to roll it out. The cookies taste rather bland and flat.


I omitted the milk due to comments about it being too sticky. Doubt if it affected the flavor. I'm guessing flour was denser/less refined in those days and the extra moisture was needed then. I refrigerated the dough in small portions, then refrigerated the cutout cookies on the sheet before baking. Worked fine. I thought the flavor was good. Sweeter than most sugar cookie recipes I've tried.

Butterfly Flutterby

Good little recipe. Trefoils aren't my favorite but this is a nice recipe to have. If the dough is too sticky for you just make sure you are working with a floured pin and surface.