Girl Scout Cookie season runs from January through March, which means now is the time to stockpile enough Samoas and Thin Mints to last you through, well, April, if we're being honest. This year is an extra-special one in the cookie calendar, because it marks the hundredth anniversary of enterprising young girls selling us baked goods with benefits (specifically educational and community benefits).
To mark this sugar-dusted milestone, the Scouts have introduced a brand-new Girl Scout S'mores cookie. There are two different varieties of the S'mores cookie, one from each of the Scouts' two licensed bakers: ABC and Little Brownie. (The dual bakeries are the reason some cookies have two different names, like Samoas and Caramel deLites. You can find out which bakery caters to your region here.)
That brings the total number of current cookies to 12, which begs the century-old question: Which Girl Scout Cookie is best? To settle the matter once and for all (until next season), we recruited a man who knows a little something about baking: pastry chef Dominique Ansel, owner of the eponymous New York bakery and inventor of the Cronut®, the world's first viral pastry. We asked Ansel to taste the full lineup, rating each cookie out of 10 points based on flavor, texture, balance, and downright tastiness.