Daily Archives: 02.18.2012

An Act of Improvement

Up today: More baking treat-making.

Because it’s Saturday.  Because last Monday I brought Vegan cookies (which my co-workers gamely chowed down on) to work.  Because Marcus’ cousin dropped off this year’s order of cookies last week and in the process of stashing them away, I discovered that we had three sleeves of Thin Mints in the freezer from last year.

I’ll be honest.  I think most Girl Scout Cookies are flavorless.  Maybe once upon a time they really were good or all of the other cookies you could buy at the store were that bad.  Maybe my palate has changed.  It’s anyone’s guess.

On that note, I’ll say that the Caramel DeLites (Samoas) have been my favorite since I was a pup, and that I’ve been known to down a Do Si Do or two before a run because they do not upset my stomach.

And then there’s that whole thing where I hate wasting food.  Yes, that.

So after I got done lunching, I whipped up a batch of Thin Mint Truffles.

Gorgeous, no?  There’s just something about draping things in chocolate and almond bark shells that’s just so aesthetically pleasing to these eyes of mine.

Probably because like wearing the color black, it’s just so darned forgiving.

I didn’t consult The Internet before making them, so I was more than a little bit nervous before I bit into my first one.  Sometimes it’s hard to know how these things will turn out.

The verdict?  Beyond the fact that they sit in your stomach like a rock (hard-boiled eggs watch out!) they are A Major Improvement over the original.  And I might be so bold as to say that I liked them even more than Oreo Truffles.

Buy a box and make them happen.

What’s your stance on Girl Scout Cookies?

p.s. Today marks the end of Cake Week!  If you too, have been compelled to Bake A Cake, PLEASE link up!  And if you haven’t gotten to drool over your keyboard yet, there’s still time!

MondayFilled Cupcakes from Kirsten at Comfortably Domestic
TuesdayMolten Lava Cake from Mads at La Petite Pancake
WednesdayIce Cream Cakelettes from Jeanne at Inside NanaBread’s Head
Thursday – Petite Bundt Cakes by Yours Truly
Friday Pupcakes from Allison at Decadent Philistines Save the World
SaturdayOmbre Rose Cake from Megan at Wanna Be A Country Cleaver