HOUSTON – Everyone gets a little excited during Girl Scout cookie season.
The cookies got their start in the kitchens of scout members in 1917, about five years after the Girl Scouts were founded in the United States. The Mistletoe Troop in Muskogee, Oklahoma, was the first troop to sell cookies as a service project.
The project started with simple sugar cookies, but has grown into boxes and boxes of flavors of all types. From Thin Mints to Samoas and Tagalongs to Do-si-dos, Americans have grown to love the money-making venture.
This year, to celebrate 100 years of being in the cookie business, the Girl Scouts are debuting two new S’mores cookies.
The first is a graham cookie double-dipped in crème icing and finished with a chocolate coating. The second is a graham sandwich cookie filled with chocolate and marshmallow.
The new cookies will be carried in select markets this season, according to the group’s website. In Houston, the first variation will be sold.
Cookies go on sale starting Jan. 7.