Girl Scout cookies are not good for you. For the most part they are full of processed ingredients, artificial flavors and high fructose corn syrup. Generally, we don't eat other things with those types of ingredients, but we whole-heartedly sell and eat the cookies during this one time each year. There is a movement underway to clean up GS cookies, but that's a post for another day. For now let it be enough to say that we are complicated human beings and sometimes we just want to eat some junk treats, sense be damned.
So, The Girl is in her 3rd year of Girl Scouts here in the ATX, and we're nearing the end of cookie sales for this region. A couple of years ago, the girls started offering up ideas to help sell cookies. One of them was to make quick S'mores with the Thanks-a-Lots. These are the cookies that are kind of graham crackery on one side and fudgy on the other. The idea is to heat a marshmallow over the camp fire or in the microwave and then place it between two Thanks-a-Lots. The warm marshmallow will melt the fudgy sides of the cookies. I figured, I ought to see how these actually turn out since the girls are always bringing it up. I had no campfire yesterday, so I just microwaved the marshmallow for 5 seconds. Make sure to have a spoon handy, scoop the warm mallow up quickly and squeeze it between the cookies while it's still warm and the mallow is still manageable...it gets very gluey as it cools. It was super fast, and according to the dessert aficionados in the house, quite yummy. I guess we'll repeat it again...same time next year.