As a native New Yorker, no one appreciates better than I the pain of living in a Girl Scout Cookie desert. While my cousins in New Jersey and Connecticut ate Thin Mints and Do-Si-Dos like they were common Oreos, I would carefully portion out the one box of Samoas which my father would procure for me from a coworker who commuted in from Long Island.
But there is no longer any reason to live in deprivation. Serious Eats has recipes for not one but five homemade Girl Scout Cookies, including the most popular candidates: Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos, Tagalongs and yes, even my beloved Samoas. Now even those of us who live in the concrete jungles or on deserted mountain peaks can indulge in these little joys.