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It’s Girl Scout Cookie sales time again. And this year is special – 2012 marks the 100th Anniversary of Girl Scouting. Booth cookie sales are going on now in Arizona – from February 10 through March 11, 2012. To find the exact dates and locations in your area visit their Find Cookies Now page and enter your zip code!
Balancing your desire to support the Girl Scouts and indulge in their delicious cookies with the desire to stay on track with your weight loss goals can by tricky. As a cookie loving Lifetime Weight Watchers Member, it’s something I’ve struggled with for years.
Most of the time, I prefer homemade sweet treats where I can control what’s in them. But, there are exceptions to every rule and Girl Scout cookies are one of them. The good news is that the Girl Scout Cookie Drive is only for a few weeks every year, so it’s possible to indulge a little without getting too carried away.
Choose your favorites, savor a few, and give the rest away. That’s what works best for me. To help with making better choices, here’s the nutritional and WW PointsPlus Value information for all the different Girl Scout Cookie Types/Flavors.
Girl Scout Cookie Nutrition & WW PointsPlus Value Information
I learned while researching this post that the Girl Scout Cookie licensed bakers can offer up to eight varieties of Girl Scout Cookies each year, but only three types are mandatory: Thin Mints®, Peanut Butter Sandwich/Do-si-dos® and Shortbread/Trefoils®.
The national Girl Scout organization reviews and approves all varieties proposed by the bakers. Any of the five optional cookies can be changed every year. Each bakery names its own cookies, so Girl Scout Cookies that are quite similar may have different names. So the particular variety of cookies available varies by council and location.
CARAMEL DELITES® AKA SAMOAS
Delicate vanilla cookies drenched in caramel, sprinkled with toasted coconut and laced with cocoa stripes. Number 2 Bestseller.
Each 2 cookie serving has 140 calories, 7 g fat, 19 g carbs, 1 g fiber, 1 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus Value
DO-SI-DOSâ„¢ AKA PEANUT BUTTER SANDWICHES
Deliciously smooth peanut butter sandwiched between crunchy oatmeal cookies and long time favorite Girl Scout cookie flavor.
Each 3 cookie serving has 160 calories, 6 g fat, 26 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein and 5 WW PointsPlus Value
DULCE DE LECHE
Inspired by the classic confections of Latin America, these sweet, bite-size cookies are rich with milk caramel chips.
Each 4 cookie serving has 160 calories, 8 g fat,20 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus Value
Savory slices of shortbread with a refreshingly tangy lemon icing.
Each 2 cookie serving has 150 calories, 7 g fat, 22 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus Value
Savannah Smiles are crisp, zesty lemony cookies named in honor of the 100th anniversary of Girl Scouting.
Each 5 cookie serving has 140 calories, 5 g fat, 23 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus Value
Light and crisp, Belgian-style caramelized cookies
Each 4 cookie serving has 130 calories, 5 g fat, 18 g carbs, 0 g carbs, 2 g protein and 3 WW PointsPlus Value
TAGALONGS AKA ®PEANUT BUTTER PATTIES ®
Crispy vanilla cookies layered with real peanut butter and blanketed with a chocolaty coating. Another favorite Girl Scout cookie type.
Each 2 cookie serving has 140 calories, 9 g fat, 13 g carbs, 0 o fiber, 2 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus Value
Heart-warming shortbread cookies dipped in rich fudge and topped with an embossed Thank You message in one of five languages.
Each 2 cookie serving has 150 calories, 6 g ft, 22 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus Value
THANK YOU BERRY MUNCH
Real, premium cranberries provide a delightful tartness in these hearty cookies sweetened with creamy, white fudge chips.
Each 2 cookie serving has 120 calories, 5 g fat, 18 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein and 3 WW PointsPlus Value
Thin chocolate wafers dipped in a rich chocolaty coating with a burst of pure peppermint. A longtime bestseller.
Each 4 cookie serving has 160 calories, 8 g fat, 21 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 1 g protein and 4 WW PointsPlus Value
TREFOILSâ„¢ AKA SHORTBREAD
Traditional favorite with a buttery, light flavor.
Each 5 cookie serving has 160 calories, 8 g fat, 22 g carbs, 0 g fiber, 2 g protein and 5 WW PointsPlus Value