The Most Popular Girl Scout Cookies

Which Girl Scout cookies top the list?

Girl Scout cookies are sold each year by Girl Scout troops across the country. They are the organization's main fundraiser. Since 1917, girls in the organization have sold them. One resource said about 200 million boxes are sold each year in America. 

Most of us aren't too picky when it comes to Girl Scout cookies—we tend to like just about every type. Everyone seems to have a favorite, though. That is what makes certain types more well-loved than others. Check out this list of the most popular Girl Scout cookies and see if your must-haves made the list.

Sadly, some flavors are no longer made—RIP Daisy Go Rounds and Praline Royales—but remember that some of your old favorites are now sold under new names! Those may not have been the most popular Girl Scout cookies, but many Americans still remember older varieties. 

Getting Your Hands on Girl Scout Cookies

Not all cookies are available in every location, so you may have to go hunting to find your favorite variety. To find out which other cookies are available in your area, just type your zip code into a box located on the page. This is especially helpful if you don't know how to contact the Girl Scouts in your area but still crave your annual obsession with their cookies. Or, if you'd like, try your hand at making your own Girl Scout-inspired cookies!

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    Samoas/Caramel deLites


    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Little Brownie Bakers call their cookie a Samoas®. ABC Bakers call their version of the same cookie a Caramel deLites™. Regardless of what they are called, these vanilla cookies are covered in ​caramel, rolled in caramel and then striped with chocolate—and are some of the most popular Girl Scout cookies that people request each year. Each 7-ounce box contains approximately 15 cookies. So why not make your own batch at home and bake as many as you'd like?

    Want to spice up your next batch of brownies with a little Samoa/Caramel deLites flavor? Make your brownies more special with these Samoas® a.k.a. Caramel deLites™.

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    Thin Mints

    White Chocolate Thin Mints

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    When most people think of Girl Scout cookies, they think of Thin Mints. They have been offered for decades and tend to be one of the most popular Girl Scout cookies. Thin Mints are a thin chocolate-peppermint cookie coated in chocolate. Just as their name states, they are thin, but that doesn't mean they skimp on flavor. The inside has a crumbly cookie texture that combines chocolate and mint in a way that only the Girl Scouts seem to do. You get about 32 cookies in a 10-ounce box.

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    Do-Si-Dos/Peanut Butter Sandwiches

    do si dos

    The Spruce / Leah Maroney

    Do-Si-Dos™ are a product of Little Brownie Bakers. ABC Bakers make the peanut butter sandwiches. They both come in an 8-ounce box with about 20 cookies in it. These are a peanut butter lovers' delight, as they feature peanut butter sandwiched between two peanut butter cookies. 

    Looking to take your love of Do-Si-Dos™ a.k.a. Peanut Butter Sandwiches to the next level? Make an Ice Cream Pie with them and incorporate ice cream into the mix. (Hint: Use peanut butter ice cream if you are on a peanut butter kick.)

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    Classic Shortbread

    The Spruce / Diana Rattray

    Most of us remember these cookies from years past, as they feature the Girl Scouts logo prominently on each one. We probably all know how they taste—they are shortbread cookies—but that doesn't make them any less awesome. The taste and texture are just right, leaving other shortbread cookie recipes always trying to measure up.

    ABC Bakers make the ​shortbread cookies. Trefoils™ are produced at Little Brownie Bakers. There are about 44 cookies in a 10-ounce box.
    Enjoy these alone or as part of a Girl Scout cookie trifle. (Serious Girl Scout cookie lovers only, please.)