I had a couple of crack dealers show up at my door the other day. Looking all smug in their green little uniforms, pretending to be nothing more than just innocent little children. But they knew what they were doing, trying to force me to buy their crack. Or Girl Scout cookies. Whatever. I don’t need this guy with his cartoon gun to help me choose my favorite cookie, that’s easy: Samoas.
And you need to get creative when you have 17 boxes of cookies because you remember what it was like to try and sell stuff as a kid, and people shut their door in your face or calculated the cost per ounce and then told you it wasn’t a "good buy" as if that was the point, then once you grow up, you are a total sucker for kids selling crack. I mean cookies.
I’ll tell you my brilliant selling strategy I used when I was a kid.
Late 1980’s, tiny, blond, innocent looking elementary school kid with huge blue eyes outside the grocery store. My target was hip looking men in their early 20’s.
Me: "Sir, will you help us raise money for Rick Dees?"
Him: "What happened to Rick Dees?"
Me: "He’s in the hospital, he fell off the Top 40."
Worked every time. They laughed and then bought cookies. Humor and crack cookies are a dangerous combination.
Another dangerous combo? Waffles and crack cookies.
Girl Scout Samoas Waffles With Coconut Caramel Sauce
6 Girl Scout Samoas Cookies
2 cups flour
2 tsp baking powder
1/2 tsp salt
1 tbs sugar
3 eggs, divided into whites and yolks
1 3/4 cup milk
1 tbs vegetable oil
1 tsp vanilla extract
Butter flavored cooking spray
Preheat waffle iron.
Roughly chop the cookies and put them in a food processor, processing until mostly crumbs are left. A few larger pieces are fine.
You’ll need three bowls.
On one bowl, put the cookies crumbs, flour, baking powder, salt and sugar. Stir until combined.
in the second bowl, put the egg yolks, milk, vanilla and oil, whisk until combined.
In the third bowl, add the egg whites and beat with a hand mixer until frothy and very light, about 4 minutes.
Make a well in the dry ingredients and add the milk mixture, stirring until just combined. Don’t over mix.
Gently fold in the egg whites.
Spray the inside of the waffle iron with butter flavored spray. Cook the waffles according to waffle iron specifications.
Top with caramel sauce, and additional Samoas crumbs if you wanna get craaaazy.