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They’re back: The second annual Girl Scout cookie and wine pairing guide

Before you rip open a box and sit down to polish off a whole sleeve, consider washing those Thin Mints down with something other than milk. Because in a world obsessed with pairing food and wine, including good ol’ Girl Scout cookies in the game has evolved into an adult-oriented art form.

WASHINGTON — It’s that time of year again: the time when young women in familiar green uniforms descend upon the front doors of homes and storefronts, coaxing a few dollars from patrons in exchange for a feel-good box of cookies.

Yes — the Girl Scouts are on the cookie march again, and never has supporting a worthy cause and indulging in a guilty pleasure felt so right.

But before you rip open a box and sit down to polish off a whole sleeve, consider washing those Thin Mints down with something other than milk. Because in a world obsessed with pairing food and wine, including good ol’ Girl Scout cookies in the game has evolved into an adult-oriented art form.

In order to find the right wine to match up with the right cookie, you need to consider flavor, sweetness and texture. Here are a few pairings that are sure to enhance the next PTA meeting in your neighborhood – or just another Tuesday evening.

The best Girl Scout cookie and wine pairings

Rachel Nania | February 24, 2015 3:26 pm

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  • Jenn

    Might I suggest a nice Coffee-Stout Beer to pair with your Do-si-dos® Peanut Butter Sandwich cookie?

  • Cinnabar

    Tagalongs and Thunderbird!

    • Turdly Jones

      thin-mints and boons farm!

      • the heckler

        Strawberry Boones Farm ;)

  • trixiefire

    I live in a neighborhood with a lot of retirees. I have not seen a girl scout in ages. Do I have to call them to come by?

    • Cinnabar

      I wouldn’t!!! You don’t want them to know where you live!!!

    • Echo

      You wouldn’t want to — at those prices ! ! !

  • Dakota Rose Paris

    I was a Girl Scout. I sold cookies. The thought never occurred to me that they would go with an alcoholic drink. If you’re drinking and eating cookies, I don’t think that’s going to end well.

    • Cinnabar

      I agree! To mention Girl Scout cookies and alcohol in the same sentence seems unwholesome!

  • Fred_Evil

    Wine is awful, and beer and cookies sounds even worse (sorry Jenn).
    BUT! A nice Northern California Sensamilla would really bring out the flavor of those Thin Mints!

    • Jenn

      Ha, ha! No problem.

  • the heckler

    Ripple? Richards Wild Irish Rose? MD 20-20? Thunderbird?

  • Rick Peuser

    Really? Booze and cookies? No thanks.

  • Empowered

    Ugh!