How Much Are Girl Scout Cookies?

Yesterday, my husband called me – “What kind of Girl Scout cookies do you want?” I almost fell out of my chair. It’s true, ladies and gentlemen – Girl Scout cookie season is upon us. And at just $5 (sometimes $6) per box, you can rest assured I’m lining my cupboard. How about you?

Hey, hey, hey! What’s up, everyone? My name’s Michelle, and as much as I love to bake homemade cookies, there’s something about those Girl Scout cookies that are irresistible. And hey, the money’s going to a good cause anyway, so why not shell out a few bucks?

Whether you’re one of the thousands with a serious Girl Scout cookie addiction or are thinking about hopping on the Girl Scout cookie bandwagon, there’s one thing everything wants to know – how much are they? And that’s precisely what we’re going to talk about below.

Try to stop drooling over Girl Scout cookies for five seconds, and let’s talk prices!

How Much Are Girl Scout Cookies?

Girl Scout cookies are so good. But with issues such as inflation, the rising costs of groceries, and the general uptick in pricing from year to year, many consumers fear that Girl Scout cookies will be higher-priced than usual. Is that the case? How much are these beloved treats?

Girl Scout cookies are always $5 or $6, depending on the type of cookie you purchase.

The “regular” or “core” cookies are $5. These include hits like Thin Mints, Raspberry Rally, Lemon-Ups, Caramel de-Lites, Do-Si-Dos, Trefoils, Samoas, and Adventurefuls.

The only two Girl Scout cookies priced at $6 are the “specialty” cookies, which include the S’mores and Toffee-tastic. They are higher priced because they are gluten-free and require more expensive ingredients to make.

Why Are Girl Scout Cookies $5 and $6?

If you’re new to the world of Girl Scout cookies, you might be scratching your head. Why are Girl Scout cookies somewhat “expensive,” especially compared to other, cheaper options you can find inside the grocery store?

It all comes down to the reason behind buying the Girl Scout cookies – to support the Girl Scouts. The Girl Scouts teaches young ladies five specific skills: goal setting, decision making, money management, people skills, and business ethics. The money goes to support the program, which many people are willing to do.

Oh, and the other reason? All of the girl scout cookies are delicious. I honestly have been able to find “knockoffs” that have the same desirable flavor (and trust me, I’ve tried).

So, buy for the flavor or the support – either way, you’ll love these cookies, and they’re well worth the $5 or $6!


Now you know how many dollars to pull out of your piggy bank before heading off to find some Girl Scout cookies! If you want to learn more about the price of Girl Scout cookies and other fun information, I recommend checking out these frequently asked questions.

Are Girl Scout cookies $4 or $5?

Girl Scout cookies used to be $4, but unfortunately, they’ve increased their prices by another dollar in recent years. This is a minimal price to pay, especially considering where the money is going and how much higher everything else has gone up.

How much will Girl Scout cookies cost in 2023?

Girl Scout cookies will cost $5 or $6, depending on what type of cookie you purchase. Luckily, the bulk of flavors (including the traditional faves like Thin Mint and Samoa) will be $5 – so grab a $5 bill before heading out!

What happens to unsold Girl Scout cookies?

Unsold Girl Scout cookies don’t go to waste. Instead, they are given to local food pantries and charities, where they are given to those less fortunate. This only solidifies the fact that the Girl Scouts are making positive changes in the lives of many – not just young women!

Are You Excited for Girl Scout Cookies?

Girl Scout cookies are some of the cheapest guilty-pleasure items you can get your hands on. Most are just $5, while a few specialty kinds are $6. Either way, it’s a small price to pay to enjoy some scrumptious cookies while also helping the upcoming generation of young female leaders!

Do you love Girl Scout cookies? What’s your favorite flavor?

About Michelle
I have been a lover of sweets since day one. This led me on a self-taught baking journey starting at the age of 13. It's been over 10 years since the start of my baking adventures, and I’ve learned a lot along the way. Now, people rave about my delectable treats, whether it’s a chocolate cake or a strawberry crepe.

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