They say February is a time to show your love for a significant other. Or, you could spend your time wisely and celebrate the return of both Scandal and Girl Scout cookies. ABC’s hit show will be back February 11th and National Girl Scout Cookie Weekend starts February 26th (it’s a thing). So ditch the cheap chocolates and romantic dinners to enjoy a list of America’s classic cookies matched with the cast of Scandal.
Abby Whelan – Thin Mints
Mint-flavored wafer cookies covered in delicious chocolate.
Decadent and light, these cookies aren’t too overwhelming. They look pretty simple from the outside, but you’ll be pleasantly surprised once you discover that refreshing inner core. You can even make your own with this recipe. Similarly, underneath that ginger hair and quirky smile, Abby might just have a sharp scandal of her own.
Huck – Samoas
Chewy vanilla rings covered in toasted coconut and caramel, drizzled with chocolate.
Somehow, these unique cookies combine the strangest ingredients and still create a rich taste. Not everyone may like them – or even know what they’re made of – but Samoa fans are loyal. You can even make your own with Quest bars. Dangerously addicting, the Samoa is a perfect match to Huck’s mysterious lifestyle. Even though he’s a little unusual, Olivia’s team is #blessed to have him around.
Quinn Perkins – Lemonades
Shortbread cookies topped with tangy lemon icing.
Yeah, Quinn might be too much sometimes, but give her a chance and you’ll see she’s a good balance for the team. Quinn intelligently contributes right when you need her. And sometimes you need that tangy twist to balance out all the peanut butter and chocolate, ja feel?
Olivia Pope – Peanut Butter Tagalongs
Vanilla cookies topped with peanut butter and drenched in chocolate.
Of course this go-to favorite matches Olivia. It’s a sweet classic, yet seriously seductive and tempting. We know you’re craving to discover what’s underneath that chocolate shell. Make an even better version with sea salt using this recipe.
Likewise, everyone is anxious to find out what Olivia is hiding behind her poker face all the time. In the end, we know Tagalongs can be trusted to fix everything from breakups to bad grades. Let’s face it, Olivia will always have it covered. Literally.
President Fitz – Trefoils
A simple shortbread cookie imprinted with the iconic logo of Girl Scouts of America.
This one’s the OG. As the first Girl Scout cookie ever created, the Trefoil represents the core values of the organization. Fitz also happens to be the icon of his country. Though he’s a simple guy trying to make everyone happy, he might be too plain.
No one has anything against Trefoils, they’re just not necessarily the favorite. So it might take some help from the other cookies to really get those sales going. You catching my drift?
#SpoonTip: These cookies make a fiiiiine dessert when paired with Tagalongs. Just saying.
Jake – Trios
Added in 2015, this gluten-free cookie consists of chocolate chips, peanut butter and whole-grain oats.
These cookies might look delicious but they’re also gluten-free, which means you won’t feel guilty about craving them. If Jake was real, he’d be the type of guy everyone knows is good for you. He’s loyal, down-to-earth, and irresistibly good-looking.
Additionally, the word “Trios” comes from the stem “tri,” indicating three main ingredients that make up these cookies. Three is also the number of sides in a triangle – as in, a love triangle. Given all the other cookie options, it can be difficult to choose just one type. Can someone say “scandal”?
Peanut butter and chocolate are the main ingredients of Tagalongs as well. Is that coincidence or is it fate? Regardless, it will be interesting to see if Trios stick around after their big debut last year. I hope they do.
Cyrus – Rah Rah Raisins
Oatmeal cookies packed with raisins, whole-grain oats and Greek yogurt-flavored chunks.
Most people don’t even know these cookies exist. And those outside the White House have no idea that Cyrus low-key runs the country. He keeps everything in order when Fitz can’t make grown-up decisions. Cyrus may not seem that special to the public, but insiders know he’s a keeper. Honestly, who can deny greek-yogurt cookie chunks in a generation obsessed with trendy smoothies and avocado toast?
First-Lady Mellie – Savannah Smiles
A zesty treat dusted in powdered sugar. Meaning, a lot of powdered sugar.
Sweet and southern, but sadly often forgotten, this lemon-flavored wedge cookie tries to make it up with all that powdered sugar. Very strategic — sound like Mellie? She’s respectful, tactful, and loved by the media. She represents Fitz’s background the same way Savannah, GA is the origin of the Girl Scouts. But the first lady is more bitter on the inside, especially when she isn’t satisfied. We still love you, Mellie, even though most people go for Tagalongs in the end. Oops.
Now that you’re craving everything from Tagalongs to Trefoils, get ready for Olivia and her gladiators to crush it on another season of Scandal. Pour some wine, sit back and enjoy a few (boxes of) Girl Scout cookies. Plus, every purchase you make helps young girls learn these five essential skills. Future Olivia Popes right there.