Snacking and reading go hand-in-hand, and at this time of year my absolute favorite snack is a Girl Scout cookie. I’m partial to Thin Mints, S’mores, and Tagalongs myself—but honestly you can’t go wrong with any of these yummy cookies. National Girl Scout Day is March 12, and I’m celebrating by combining two of my favorite things: pairing their delicious cookies with some of my favorite romances.

Thin Mints
The Kiss Quotient by Helen Hoang

Stella loves two things: Michael and mint chocolate chip ice cream. I have a feeling she’d make room in her heart for this delicious minty cookie.

Girl Scout S’mores
The Pursuit Of… by Courtney Milan

Across a 500-mile journey, John and Henry camp out and often only have really terrible cheese to eat for dinner. Though they eventually grow accustomed to it, I think they’re deserving of a much sweeter treat for their next campfire meal!

Peanut Butter Patties/Tagalongs
The Right Swipe by Alisha Rai

I love the salty and sweet combo of peanut butter and chocolate. This pairing can also be seen in Alisha Rai’s The Right Swipe where Rhi is still salty after being ghosted by Samson, whose wholesome sweetness slowly starts to win her over.

Caramel deLites/Samoas
Mangos and Mistletoe by Adriana Herrera

These coconut cookies are perfect for Kiskeya and Sully, a baking team that use the ingredient often in hopes of bringing Dominican flavors to a Scottish baking competition.

Shortbread/Trefoils
How the Dukes Stole Christmas by Tessa Dare, Sarah MacLean, Sophie Jordan, Joanna Shupe

Every story in this charming holiday anthology is linked by a magical shortbread recipe that promises love to those who eat it. In the book, the cookies are hilariously bad, but these Girl Scout ones are sure to please!

Thanks-A-Lot
House Rules by Ruby Lang

A crunchy shortbread top hides a fudgy ring on this cookie, mirroring the way exes Simon and Lana attempt to hide their growing feelings for each other.

Toffee-tastic
Flashed by Zoey Castile

Toffee’s sticky nature reminds me most of the forced proximity trope. What’s sweeter than a hero and heroine stuck together like in Zoey Castile’s ‘Beauty and the Beast’ retelling?

Do-si-dos/Peanut Butter Sandwich
Dark Needs at Night’s Edge by Kresley Cole

A little nutty and totally delicious describes both this cookie and Kresley Cole’s paranormal Immortals After Dark series.

Lemonades
A Taste of Honey by Rose Lerner

The fictional Honey Moon Confectionery is home to a number of treats, but Betsy’s favorite is the lemon custard pie (which is why Robert always has one on hand).

Caramel Chocolate Chip
Candy Hearts by Erin McLellan

Thanks to a power outage, Benji and William are stuck together (like caramel!) and dine on chocolates in this Valentine’s Day novella.

What book and Girl Scout cookie would you pair together?

Kelly Gallucci

Kelly Gallucci is the Executive Editor of We Are Bookish, where she oversees the editorial content, offers book recommendations, and interviews authors and NetGalley members. When she's not working, Kelly can be found color coordinating her bookshelves, eating Chipotle, and watching way too many baking shows. She is a Gryffindor.

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