I must admit when I first read this, I became a little panicked. Thankfully my favorites are safe!

In a money-saving experiment, a dozen Girl Scouts councils are each going to sell only 6 varieties. On the safe list? Thin Mints, Do-Si-Dos (peanut butter), Trefoils (shortbread) Samoas aka Caramel deLites. Lemon Chalet Cremes and Tagalongs (that peanut-butter sandwich cookie.)

Endangered varieties include "Thank U Berry Munch" and "All Abouts" shortbread cookies. Also trans-fat-free varieties and a diabetic-friendly chocolate-chip cookie, which seems a shame. And if these don't sound familiar, you're not alone: the top 5 make up 77% of all sales.

Cookie Cutters: Girl Scouts Trim Their Lineup for Lean Times [Wall Street Journal]