Few things are better than happening upon an unexpected Girl Scout Cookie sale. Whether you stock up on Tagalongs, Thin Mints, Trefoils, or Samoas, these cookies are the perfect sweet treat to indulge in. They’re even better when enjoyed with wine, allowing you to feel suitably grown up even if you’re stuffing your face with cookies you’ve been eating since elementary school. Read on to found out the best wine to pair with your cookie of choice.
My personal favorite, the rich, velvety dark chocolate combined with the powerful hit of peppermint in this cookie makes it an ideal mate for a glass of red wine. Merlot and Pinot Noir are best, as they won’t overpower the flavors of the cookie, and their deep, toasty notes will bring out the richness of the dark chocolate.
This chewy, textured cookie goes well with sweet dessert wines like sherry, as well as ports and tokays, which bring out the caramel and coconut flavors of this donut-shaped delight.
A classic cookie that at first glance might seem like a bit of a Plain Jane compared to the other stars of the Girl Scout Cookie gang, this buttery biscuit shines when paired with white sparkling wines and Chardonnay, which bring out shortbread’s subtle sweetness.
A match made in heaven, the peanut butter and chocolate in this cookie are completely delightful on their own, but pairing it with sweet red wines like port and petite syrah complements the richness of the peanut butter and the velvety smoothness of the chocolate coating.
The sandwich cookie to end all sandwich cookies, this peanut butter and oatmeal delight is delicious when paired with sherry, which is known for pairing well with nutty flavors.
The next time you’re stocking up on Girl Scout Cookies, make sure to grab a few bottles of your favorite vino for a sophisticated snack pairing that delivers on flavor.