So, as a member of the Girl Scouts’ North Hills Service Unit team, my job this year was to organize Milk & Cookies with the Mayor. This is one of the events that kicks off Cookie Season.
In planning the festivities, I decided it would be fun to hold a dessert bake-off that featured Girl Scout cookies. We had three judges: Pamela Smith of KATV, Brittney Johnson of KARK and Jennifer Christman of the Democrat-Gazette.
(A big thanks to them!)
Now, I like to cook, and I do a decent job of it.
But baking? Not my thing.
Nonetheless, I asked my daughter what she would like to bake.
Tootie loves this year’s re-introduced Lemon Coolers — known now as Savannah Smiles — and wanted to use those in whatever we made.
We ended up modifying a recipe for lemon bars by using a muffin pan and the Savannah Smiles as decoration. We dubbed our creation “Brownie Smiles,” since the cookies are smile-shaped.
“Brownie Smiles” did not win in the bakeoff, but one of the television stations offered a closeup of our cute little desserts in that evening’s newscast.
Hubs all but fell off the sofa laughing.
Well, here’s what the TV audience didn’t see.
And so I offer a big thank-you to my husband, for ensuring that Tootie did have a dessert to contribute to the bakeoff.