Girl Scouts: Helping you break your weight-loss goals one bite at a time

Cookies on sale through Feb. 23

Girl Scouts: Helping you break your weight-loss goals one bite at a time

ABILENE, Texas - Christmas is commonly known as the best time of the year, but some might argue Girl Scout cookie season wins out.

Girl Scout cookies are officially on sale throughout the Big Country from now until Feb. 23.

Girls across America have been selling Girl Scout cookies for nearly 100 years.

Selling the cookies helps girls learn what they call the "5 Skills:" Goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills and business ethics.

You can buy a box of cookies for $4 and know your money is buying more than just your sugar high.

"The money we make it goes for buying badges for the girls and books for the entire troop and we go to on trips and stuff," said Zoe Belk, an Abilene Girl Scout in Troop 7221.

"It's basically the largest girl business in the world and so it teaches girls financial skills and money management," Belk said. "All that good stuff that they'll need when they're older."

The nationwide group wants girls to be courageous, confident and make the world a better place.

It's also just a lot of fun.

"You get to hang out with your friends and see girls grow and learn about new things," Belk said. "Some of my best friends are in the same troop as me and so we get to see each other every week and work on the same things and get badges, which is really fun. I don't know why I like badges so much."

Belk said her favorite cookie is the Caramel Delight.

We did some digging and found the recipe for the original Girl Scout cookie from 1922. Click here for the recipe.

There's a new flavor of cookie out this year - the Cranberry Citrus Crisp. 

To find a "cookie dealer" near you, click here . Or you can download their Cookie Finder app to your smartphone.

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