Girl Scout Cookies season is an exciting time in America where we put off losing that holiday weight to indulge in some of favorite—and hard to come by—cookies. There’s no shame if an entrepreneurial eight-year-old convinced you to stock up on six or seven boxes of Thin Mints. You might be feeling so proud to support a good cause that you deserve a glass of wine, too.
Dessert wine pairings are more complicated than pairings for savory foods, as the sweets can make your wine taste unpleasantly dry. As a former Scout myself, I’ve carefully revisited some of the most popular cookies to provide a sure-fire Wine Pairing Guide for the most popular Girl Scout cookies.
Thin Mints + Shiraz
Shiraz’s plush fruit with soft mint aromas make it a great choice for the most infamous of Girl Scout cookies.
Samoas + Merlot
Crunchy, sweet, coconut wrapped in chocolate…the Samoa (play on Some More’a) needs a loud wine to stand beside it. I like it with a New World Merlot—fruity, round, and a hint of coconut and chocolate to match my favorite Girl Scout cookie.
Do-si-dos + Amontillado Sherry
This peanut butter and oatmeal cookie named after a Country jig tastes great with an Amontillado Sherry. The nutty, toffee aromas in the fortified wine compliment the subtle sweetness.
Lemon-Ups + Rosè
This cookie’s tartness made for a tricky pairing. I like Lemon-Ups with a deep, fruity rosè, which creates a lovely Fruit Loops-inspired combination.
Tagalongs + Zinfandel
Zinfandel is the best wine pairing for this Girl Scout cookie because it has all the ripe, jammy berry fruit to play off the Tagalong’s peanut butter goodness like a PP & J sandwich. Learn more about Zinfandel here.
Trefoils + Napa Chardonnay
One of the Girl Scout’s more delicate offerings, match this buttery cookie with a buttery Napa Chardonnay for a voluptuous afternoon treat. Learn more about Chardonnay here.
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