Girl Scouts of the USA has proclaimed February 8 as National Girl Scout Cookie Day, as a day to celebrate the world's largest girl-led business, the Girl Scout Cookie Product Program.
On this day, girl scouts across the country are encouraged to talk about the 5 skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.
The program began January 1 with pre-sale orders throughout January, continuing into February and March with direct contact by the girls through cookie booths in partnerships with local businesses.
More information on the program is available on the Girl Scouts of the Florida Panhandle website, www.gscfp.org.
Girl Scout Cookie Recipe:
1 cup butter, 1 cup sugar plus additional amount for topping (optional), 2 eggs, 2 tablespoons milk, 1 teaspoon vanilla, 2 cups flour, 1 teaspoon salt, 2 teaspoons baking powder
Cream butter and the cup of sugar; add well-beaten eggs, then milk, vanilla, flour, salt, and baking powder. Refrigerate for at least 1 hour. Roll dough, cut into trefoil shapes, and sprinkle sugar on top, if desired. Bake in a quick oven (375°) for approximately 8 to 10 minutes or until the edges begin to brown. Makes six- to seven-dozen cookies.