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The Christmas cookies are gone, the Hanukkah doughnuts have been eaten and millions of Americans have made New Year’s resolutions to eat better. But in a few weeks, more sugary temptations will find their way into the office and onto adorable stands outside the grocery store.
That’s right, Girl Scout cookie season is nearly upon us. And this year, to mark the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting, a new cookie will make its debut. Meet Savannah Smiles, a bite-sized treat with a dusting of confectioner’s sugar and a lemony kick. The name was inspired by the home of Girl Scout founder, Juliette Gordon Low .
Although it’s doubtful the cheerily named confection will beat the perpetual front-runner, the Thin Mint, it stands a better shot at a top ranking than the last lemon-flavored snack.
In 2010, several batches of Lemon Chalet Creme cookies were recalled for a foul smell and taste. While the Louisville bakery that made the cookies said they were safe to eat, production ultimately stopped.
On the other hand, Lemonades, the shortbread cookies with lemon glaze introduced in 2006, are still available.
The Girl Scout Council of the Nation’s Capital, which serves the greater Washington area, has already started taking orders, and the Black Diamond Council, which covers 61 counties in Virginia, Maryland, Ohio and West Virginia, will start taking orders this week. Or use the handy cookie finder or mobile app to locate a council and cookie booth near you.