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The Girl Scouts Invented S’Mores, and Now They’ve Made Them Into Cookies

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(Via Twitter/Girl Scouts)

Today is National S’Mores Day, and while the idea of being anywhere near a campfire on a day as hot and muggy as this one sounds like abject torture, it’s a very, very good day for the Girl Scouts of America to introduce TWO new cookie flavors for 2016.

Both of the new cookies are s’mores flavored, and that might be confusing, so you’d better just buy them both. One is a graham cracker cookie stuffed with two layers of chocolate and marshmallow fillings, and the other is an inside-out S’More made by taking a graham cracker, then coating it in a layer of marshmallow, and then coating that whole thing in a layer of chocolate.

The Girl Scouts are geniuses.

In fact, the Girl Scouts may have actually invented the S’More. The origins of the S’More are not actually know, but the oldest recipe for graham cracker, chocolate, and toasted marshmallow sandwiches called  “Some Mores” was from a 1927 Girl Scout publication.

It’s been 90 years since the Girl Scouts published their S’mores recipe, and 100 years since the Girl Scouts were first founded in 1917, so this is a pretty great way to celebrate. I mean, I’d have accepted “we figured out how to make S’mores cookies” as a decent excuse for celebrating with S’mores cookies, but this is a pleasant coincidence.

According to The Daily Meal, the chocolate-dipped S’mores cookie is actually vegan, too.

“These cookies are inspired by the adventurous spirit, love of the outdoors, and feeling of community synonymous with Girl Scouts,” said interim Girl Scouts CEO Sylvia Acevedo of the new cookie flavors.

The new cookies will be out in select markets for the 2017 Girl Scout Cookie Season. Mark your calendars, keep an eye out, and see who will be the first to try microwaving the things.