Girl Scout cookies are cookies sold by Girl Scouts of the USA as one of its major fundraisers for local Scout units. Members of the GSUSA have been selling cookies since 1917 to raise funds. Girls who participate can earn prizes for their efforts. As of 2007, sales were estimated at about 200 million boxes per year.
Here's a brief history of these iconic American cookies, and for you die-hard cookie monsters who can't wait until winter, a recipe is included so you can make your own.