Break out the Thin Mints and heat up the oven with desserts made from Girl Scout cookies

CLEVELAND - Orders for Girl Scout cookies in northeast Ohio are coming in fast and furious.

"Number one is definitely the Thin Mint. About 25 percent of sales are thin mints," said Emily Fletcher-Fein, Director of Programs for Girl Scouts of Northeast Ohio.

In the Cleveland region alone, nearly 3 million boxes of cookies will be sold. Many are eaten as is, but some are transformed into different desserts.

Krystle Lung, Sous Chef Embassy Suites, likes to think outside the cookie box.

"Initially I was going to go with a donut," said Chef Lung. But Chef Lung ended up going with a cream puff.

"I used the Girl Scout Dolche Leche cookie and I incorporated that into the cream puff batter," said Chef Lung.


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The Samoa cookie is another Girl Scout cookie favorite, in the Bavarian cream filling. Chef Lung says her secret to top off the tasty treat off is chocolate ganache with rum added to it, caramel, and more toasted coconut to make it represent the appearance of the Samoa cookie.

Cookie deliveries will begin next month, and "Cookie Booths" opening up in March.

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