New Girl Scout Cookie Has Customers Smiling

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BALTIMORE (WJZ) —  If you bought a box of Girl Scout cookies last year, you had plenty of company. Nearly 1.5 million boxes were sold in Baltimore City and the five surrounding counties.

Ron Matz has more on a Girl Scout cookie that has everyone smiling.

Here come the Girl Scouts.  They are celebrating 100 years with the new Savannah Smiles cookie — lemon with powdered sugar.

“It honors the birthplace of Juliette Gordon Lowe.  It celebrates the skills and adventures the girls have learned in a hundred years of this wonderful organization,” said Terry Mercer, Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.  “It’s a wonderful treat.  Please buy a box. Every box benefits a girl.”

They’re working in the kitchen at the Central Maryland headquarters on a recipe for encrusted flounder using the new cookie.

“It’s very important what we’re doing today. It helps the girls learn the science in the kitchen and how we collaborate and come up with ideas to make different foods using Girl Scout cookies,” said Brandon Thornton, chef and volunteer for the Girl Scouts of Central Maryland.

The fall cookie sale was a success.

“It was great.  About 15,000 girls participated and the Baltimore community stepped up and supported them greatly,” said Mercer.

You probably have had some Thin Mints or Samoas. Now Savannah joins the very popular club.

The new cookies are delicious.

“I like the new cookie.  It tastes like lemon, and I like stuff that tastes like lemon,” said Emma, 10-year-old Girl Scout from Catonsville.

Last year across the country consumers purchased more than 200 million boxes of Girl Scout cookies.

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