Girl Scout cookies year round

November 19, 2008

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Even before my daughter became a Brownie, I would stalk local grocery stores and malls for girls sporting bemedaled green sashes sitting behind a table piled high with those familiar colorful boxes.  I loved them all – Shortbread, Thin Mints, Tagalongs and of course, my particular favorite, Samoas (which is also known as Caramel De-lites).  Alas, these cookies are only available during late winter and early spring in my area, so by November,  my stockpile of frozen cookies has long been depleted. 

Samoas consist of a cookie base, caramel, toasted coconut and chocolate stripes on top.  I had some extra homemade caramel and decided to make my own stash of Samoas.  I bought sugar free shortbread cookies, mainly because I liked the shape and size, not because it was sugar free.  The caramel is very sweet, so I thought all the better.  You might want to avoid any cookies with a hole since the caramel will drip through, unless you coat the bottom of the cookie in chocolate (like the original).

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Samoas

one container round shortbread or butter cookies (or make your own if you feel ambitious)
one recipe of homemade caramel
8 oz. sweetened coconut
8 oz. semisweet chocolate

Set oven on low broil.  Toast coconut on a baking sheet on the lowest rack for 3 minutes or so.  Mix coconut to toast evenly and broil for 3 minutes more, being careful to not burn.

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Cut out 1/2″ tall nickle-size circles of caramel and flatten on top of the cookie.  Top with toasted cococut.

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Melt chocolate in a metal bowl over a saucepan of simmering water, stirring occassionally until smooth.  (or use a super fancy chocolate tempering machine like me).  Holding the coconut-topped cookie carefully, drizzle chocolate on top of the coconut.   Place cookies on wax or parchment paper to set.

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5 Responses to “Girl Scout cookies year round”

  1. Sophie Says:

    This is a funny idea, I’ve always resorted to freezing girl scout cookies, but doing it this way would yield a much fresher product. These would be a nice gift for the holidays, too :).


  2. You are amazing. These look so yummy, and are my favorites too.

  3. Janet Says:

    Oh my gosh the caramel is TOO die for! These are one of my absolute favorite cookies. I’ve never thought to try them homemade! How sad… it’s almost midnight, I should be in bed… I want cookies!

  4. megan Says:

    Samoas were my favorite but they only came in single serving size.(snicker)I love them. Yours looks so amazing! I love that you started with a premade cookie. Right up my alley! 🙂

  5. Megan Says:

    Just stumbled upon your blog and I love it!!! Will definitely be trying this recipe soon 🙂


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