The Best Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, Tested

‘Tis the season for Girl Scout cookies, and everyone’s buzzing about a new guide from the folks behind the Vivino wine app, suggesting 12 wines to pair with 12 different types of Girl Scout cookies. Really? We were skeptical, so Gizmodo actually drank wine with Thin Mints and Trefoils. For you.

Source: The Best Wine Pairings for Girl Scout Cookies, Tested

Is there a girl scout badge for wine pairings?

Rainbow Heart Cookies for Your Valentine?

Ultimate Valentine Day’s Cookies! Here come rainbow heart cookies called “Eugenie Cookies.”

Source: Valentine Rainbow Heart Eugenie Cookies

This is so much work. You have to really like someone to spend 5 hours making them a batch of cookies that look neat & taste okay:

Make Peanut Butter and Chocolate Chip Cookies in Under 3 Minutes in the Microwave

I adjusted the recipe just a bit, didn’t have chocolate chips but grated some butterfinger bites into it and instead of a microwave used my waffle iron. Let cool a little, and they were prefect (and no waste).

Crush Leftover Candy Canes into Dust for Minty Lattes, Cookies, or Ice Cream

If you have candy canes sitting around after the holidays, you can turn them into a tasty peppermint topping for cookies, ice cream, and even coffee. All you need is a hammer, or better yet, a food processor.

Source: Crush Leftover Candy Canes into Dust for Minty Lattes, Cookies, or Ice Cream

They’re not kidding about the airtight container for storage, folks. I tried this earlier this month when making cookies & thought it would be okay to leave the crushed candy canes in a bowl covered with plastic wrap. Nope! Everything solidified onto the surface of the bowl the next day.

TLDR: Moisture will ruin your minty dust!

Decorate Cookies Like a Pro with a Mesh Strainer

Sieve, heathens!  A flour sifter would work too…

As the video mentions, this is an easy way to get kids involved/introduced to cooking.  While some of the decoration requires good motor control – either way, evidence can be eaten 😉

How the Oreo Was Invented

On April 2, 1912, the National Biscuit Company announced to their sales team that they were introducing three “highest class biscuits,” in a grouping they called the “Trio.” Two of the cookies, the Mother Goose Biscuit and Veronese Biscuit, didn’t sell particularly well and quickly disappeared from the shelves. The third, the Oreo Biscuit, did. “Two beautifully embossed chocolate-flavored wafers with a rich cream filling,” the Oreo Biscuit was sold in a yellow tin with a glass cover for approximately 30 cents a pound (about $7.13 today). While it went national in April, it was just a month before that the National Biscuit Company first registered the product with the US Patent and Trademark Office (registration number 0093009). It is commonly stated the given date of registration was March 6th, which is why that is National Oreo Day.  However, a simple patent and trademark search reveals that oft-repeated date is incorrect. In fact, it was actually filed on March 14, 1912 and registered on August 12, 1913.

Source: The Origin of the Oreo Cookie

I’d put the invention of Oreos right up there with penicillin, fire, and the pneumatic tire.

The filing is just shortening and sugar. It used to be lard and sugar.  So they are vegan…

Recipe: Make Homemade Cookie Butter (With Any Cookie!)

Personally, I’d advise to anyone wanting to try this stuff is to stay away.  As a reformed addict, it’s like crack you can spread on croissants.

Yes. Yes, it’s true. All your problems are solved now that this information has come into your life. Cookie butter from any cookie, people! I hope you appreciate the hours I’ve spent with cookies over the last couple of days—all the tasting and sampling of cookie after cookie. It was all for you guys! But seriously, we wanted to bring you a recipe that would work for any cookie. So we searched until we found the perfect base for our cookie butter, and I think we found it!

Source: Make Homemade Cookie Butter (With Any Cookie!)

Each cookie has a potentially different amount of moisture in it, so the water measurement isn’t precise. A good alternative to water is milk.