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Scout Cookies Recipe

Scout Cookies

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"Tastes like the original sugar cookie sold by Girl Scouts in 1935. Taste a bit of history!!"

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Original recipe makes 4 dozen Change Servings


  1. In a mixing bowl, cream butter and sugar. Add eggs, one at a time, beating well after each addition. Add milk and vanilla; beat until light and fluffy.
  2. In a separate bowl, combine flour and baking powder; gradually add to creamed mixture and mix well.
  3. Chill at least 2 hours or overnight.
  4. On a lightly floured surface, roll the dough to 1/4 inch thickness. Cut with trefoil cookie cutter available at Girl Scout stores, or use small cutter of your choice. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets.
  5. Place cookies on ungreased baking sheets. Bake at 350 degrees F (175 degrees C) for 8-10 minutes or until lightly browned. Cool on wire racks.
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Most Helpful Positive Review
Dec 25, 2002

The best cookie of its kind. Really needs 6 or 7 stars. About that kid friendly, it must mean kids eat the whole batch in one sitting. Especially my big "kid" who is 38. Boy can he eat them. Likes them before they are baked, also! JO

Most Helpful Critical Review
Oct 13, 2010

dough is too sticky, had to add more flour and the cut cookies fall apart easily. once baked they were bland


11 Ratings

Apr 06, 2007

dough was easy to work with. Cookies slid right off the tray. 8 minutes was perfect in my oven. Makes a good size batch. I found that if using unsalted butter, a bit of salt makes them not taste so bland. I used unsalted and added about 1/4 tsp but could have used more. Upped the vanilla a bit. all in all a good basic sugar cookie recipe. I liked the ones better that were thinner and crispier...those seemed to have a better buttery flavor. thanks for the recipe.

Dec 10, 2012

Ok I hate giving bad reviews! This recipe did not work for me at all! The dough was easy to work with but the cookies never held their shape! I threw out the first batch an decided to add about a cup more flour an Thats what they needed! With adjustments they turned out Delicious!

May 26, 2014

Love this recipe! I don't have to run out for anything, the ingredients are always here. They have a melt-in-your-mouth softness, and wonderful taste.

Mar 30, 2013

I have made these cookies several times, but I have frosted them with butter cream frosting. I have had rave reviews! The cookies disappear in record time :-)

Mar 24, 2013

These were a great, delicate sugar cookie that I decided to sprinkle with colored sugars before baking. Very Good!

Oct 06, 2012

These cookies were great! Super soft and easy to make. I didn't have any vanilla left, so I used almond extract and sprinkled them with powdered sugar and they were super delicious!


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  • Calories
  • 155 kcal
  • 8%
  • Carbohydrates
  • 18.5 g
  • 6%
  • Cholesterol
  • 36 mg
  • 12%
  • Fat
  • 8.2 g
  • 13%
  • Fiber
  • 0.4 g
  • 1%
  • Protein
  • 2 g
  • 4%
  • Sodium
  • 102 mg
  • 4%

* Percent Daily Values are based on a 2,000 calorie diet.

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