Girl Scout cookies aren’t always easy to find (even when they’ve gone digital) and when they hit the streets you better get’em while they last. As members of the 21+ club, we’ve (mostly) graduated from milk and savor these delicious treats with a big glass of wine.
I’m no cookie expert, but I do know wine. There are always a variety of pairing choices, regardless of the food, and different directions you can go with your pairings. Here are some suggestions on how to pair wine and the beloved Girl Scout cookies.
The ones with caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate. These are my absolute favorites. With so many flavors there are many ways to pair this cookie, but I’d stick with a dessert wine. Try a tawny port or sauternes.
The ones with peppermint and chocolate. These cookies pack a powerful punch in a tiny package. The first thing I think to pair these with is a bottle of smoky grenache. You can’t go wrong with the combo of chocolate, mint, and the hint of Graham Crackers from our 2013 Grenache.
The ones with peanut butter covered in chocolate. Pairing this cookie is like creating a deconstructed peanut butter and jelly sandwich, with some chocolate on the side. Try a jammy, sweet red wine such as petit syrah or zinfandel.
The shortbread ones, read: made with butter. These cookies may seem less exciting but they are doused with buttery flavor and pair wonderfully with champagne. The rich taste complements the rich notes of the bubbles.
The tangy lemon-flavored ones. They may not be my go-to Girl Scout cookie, but if you gave me a cookie and asked me to eat it, I’d tell you it would be delicious with a chilled glass of sauvignon blanc. The citrus notes of the Lemonades wash down nicely with a citrusy glass of our 2012 Sauvignon Blanc.