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Share ways to use sweet treats in different tasty concoctions

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois will host a contest via Pinterest collecting recipes featuring Girl Scout cookies as ingredients.

To enter:

■ Visit and follow GSNI on Pinterest.

■ Create a board called “The Great Girl Scout Cookie Challenge.”

■ Pin photos of food made using Girl Scout Cookies.

■ Make sure recipes are included in the comments or linked in some way.

■ Include #GSNICookie-Challenge in the post.

The grand prize is a baking basket valued at $100. Each recipe counts as one entry into the contest. GSNI reserves the right to use photos and recipes collected during this contest in other printed and digital materials. Credit will be given to people who submit recipes.

In order to be selected as a winner, participant Pinterest profiles must be connected to Facebook for notification purposes. Entries will be accepted through March 31. The winner will be chosen April 1.

Contact Marissa Garza at for more information.

Looking for Cookies?

It’s not too late to locate Girl Scout cookies. Girls will be selling cookies at booths inside area locations until Sunday. Cookie booths are the final phase of the Girl Scout Cookie Program and allow customers to buy Girl Scout Cookies through direct sales. All locations accept cash and checks payable to Girl Scouts. The cost is $4 a box.

Those interested can use the Cookie Locator mobile app. Search by GPS location or zip code, to find booths. The app can be downloaded for free by calling **GSCookies (**472665437) from a mobile phone or by searching for “Cookie Locator” in the iPhone App Store or Android Marketplace. 

Girl Scouts of Northern Illinois also recently introduced Five for Five. In honor of the five skills girls learn through the Girl Scout Cookie Program (goal setting, decision making, money management, business ethics, and people skills), customers who purchase five boxes of cookies will receive a coupon with a code. Once they enter the code online, they will be entered into a drawing to win 25 boxes. The contest runs until Friday with the winner being announced that day via social media. Visit GSNI’s website at for more information and to enter the code.

Cookie buyers also can e-mail to order and an area Scout will take the order. Another option is to visit and use the cookie locator on the homepage. 

For information, visit or call 800-242-5591. 

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