Monday, February 22, 2016

Classic Pairing for the Classic Girl Scout Cookie

The humble trefoil has been my favorite Girl Scout since I was a Girl Scout myself!  I absolutely love shortbread. The tiny holes in the trefoil cookies remind me of the shortbread my Scottish grandmother used to make.

The name trefoil refers to the shape of a stylized sprouting pea and is also the symbol of the Girl Scouts organization.

The beauty of the trefoil cookie lies in its simplicity. It doesn't show off, rather it seems to prefer to be part of a perfect pairing. When I was a child I paired it with milk, dunked in tea and then later, coffee, YUM!

Melissa's Produce and the Girl Scouts of Greater Los Angeles asked the food blogging community to create a dessert using our favorite Girl Scout cookie and our choice of fresh seasonal produce.  

I immediately thought of my sweet trefoils.  Their perfect simplicity makes for a crispy light canvas for fruity flavors. Paired with tart lemon and bright raspberry, the trefoil tart is an amazing bite! 

They are so easy! Silky smooth Meyer lemon curd is spooned onto the trefoil cookie and then topped with a fresh raspberry!  These super snacks pull together at a moments notice. 

Trefoil Girl Scout Cookies with Lemon Curd and RaspberrySimple enough for an after school snack, pretty enough to be passed around at your Oscar party!

Share the sweetness of Girl Scout cookies - feel good about that treat - knowing it will help support the largest girl-run business in the world, where girls gain leadership and business skills. At only $5 per box, you're getting a lot of goodness for your dollar!

The Girl Scouts have made it easy to find cookies near you, simply use your zip code at their website

Hurry, Girl Scout cookie sales end on March 6th! 

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