Happiness! It's Girl Scout Cookies
And while I don't know any girl scouts, I lucked into finding someone here at Martha Stewart who did—and who was selling cookies on her behalf. Two boxes of Thin Mints, one box of Tagalongs, one box of Do-Si-Dos, and three boxes of Samoas later (some of these were for my husband and sister-in-law, I swear), I was feeling pretty excited ... until I read the ingredient list. Now, granted, I'm not naive about what goes into sweets: sugar, butter, white flour. And in no way do I mean to malign the Girl Scouts, especially given their commitment to eliminating trans fats
from their treats, but my heart sunk a little over the use of corn syrup. Not enough for me to forgo my after-dinner Samoa, but enough to get me wondering whether it's possible to homemake Samoas (or Thin Mints or Tagalongs or Do-Si-Dos) with wholesome ingredients that would be tasty enough to even compare to the original.