cookie facts

  • The earliest written mention of a cookie sale was that of the Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, which baked cookies and sold them in its high school cafeteria as a service project in December 1917
  • In 1936, the first nationally franchised Girl Scout Cookie© sale was held.
  • The most popular Girl Scout Cookie© in Hawai`i – Thin Mints®, followed by Samoas.
  • Across the nation, the most popular Girl Scout Cookies© are:
    • 25% Thin Mints®
    • 19% Samoas®
    • 13% Tagalongs®
    • 11% Do-si-dos®
    • 9% Trefoils®
  • Girl Scout Cookies© have zero trans fats.
  • Little Brownie Bakers® makes their own caramel for the Girl Scouts’ Samoas® the old fashioned way – in copper kettles to 234 degrees.
  • In making Do-si-dos®, peanut butter crème is deposited onto the cookies at a rate of 2,800 per minute.
  • After exiting the oven, Thin Mints® travel 300 feet on a conveyer belt to cool before being coated in chocolate.
  • A rotary die shapes Trefoils®. There are 300 identical Trefoil® shapes engraved in one rotary die. The die rotates 17 times a minute equaling 5,100 cookies in a minute.
  • Samoas® go through a cooling tunnel at 40-50 degrees before chocolate is applied.
  • Girl Scout Cookies© do not contain preservatives. They are all made with pure vegetable shortening, are kosher, and freeze well to extend their shelf life
  • Kellogg announces global commitment to fully traceable sourcing of palm oil (read more)
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