It’s Girl Scout cookie season! Online sales start Wednesday

AUSTIN (KXAN) — It’s a big day for cookie lovers on Wednesday, as Girl Scout cookies go on sale again.

“Last year, we were very focused on giving girls the experience they wanted,” said Paula Bookidis, CEO of Girls Scouts of Central Texas. “We definitely had fewer girls selling (in 2021). Families had to do what they felt comfortable with.

Bookidis said cookie sales changed online last year due to the pandemic, but it opened up new options for selling and buying the popular cookies.

“You can get cookies on Favor, you can get cookies on Door Dash, you can order online and have them shipped to your doorstep,” Bookidis said.

In-person kiosks open Saturday, January 22.

“We limit exposure by wearing masks, and we encourage filter masks, we encourage social distancing and of course staying home when the girls are sick,” Bookidis said. “So really allowing the girls to participate however they want.”

In years past, the Central Texas Girl Scouts sold $10 million worth of candy, but Bookidis said last year’s numbers were down. She expects the same this year as the pandemic continues.

If you’re trying to find cookies near you, enter your zip code into the Girl Scouts Cookie Finder.

A regional difference in cookies?

Everyone has their favorite cookie, but did you know that there are two versions of every cookie and where you live depends on the type of cookie you get?

Cookies look and taste different, and even have different names. That’s because two different bakers make the cookies.

Both ABC Bakers and Little Brownie Bakers make Girl Scout cookies, and the Austin-area cookies are from ABC Bakers.

“So here in central Texas, we use a bakery called ABC, and that’s where you see cookies like Caramel deLites instead of Samoas, which you’ll find in San Antonio,” Bookidis said.

This year, new cookies will be introduced like the Adventurefuls, a brownie-inspired cookie with a caramel filling.


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David A. Albanese