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Thursday, June 16, 2011

Homemade Girl Scout Samoas

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28 comments:

Bobbi said...

OMG! SAMOAS ARE MY FAVORITE!!! THANK YOU FOR SHARING!

Skylar said...

these look and sound ABSOLUTELY amazing! i can't wait to try them, my brother is a big somosa fan...okay and me too :)

Chef Dennis said...

Those look positively delicious!! Katrina is a gem, you certainly picked the right recipe to use!

Hollie said...

I am making these as I type and I cannot wait to try them!!! It is very labor intensive though.

Shannon @rumblytumbly.com said...

It IS labor intensive, probably the most laborious cookie I've ever made, but so worth it! How did yours turn out?

Anonymous said...

I just discovered this site...It's amazing...Thank You!

Shannon said...

Thank you so much for visiting!

Angeline Stacy said...

omg drooling!!!!!

Shannon said...

They are yummy! Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

Can these be made on premade sugar cookie dough? I'm not liking all the "work" from previous comments!!

Anonymous said...

Papa will love these!!!

Anonymous said...

These were VERY labor intensive and they are ok. I do not support GS organization for personal reasons, however I <3 their caramel delight cookies. I guess I'll just have to go without as I will not be making these again. Took about 2 hours..which is not what I expected.

Shannon said...

Yes, there is a reason that I describe them in my post as "laborious and labor intensive." They are a lot of work. However, the batches I have made of these always get loads of rave reviews about how much better they are than the scout-bought version. I'm sorry you felt they were just "ok."

To answer the above question about store bought sugar cookie dough, No, I don't think that would work, as the base of this cookie is shortbread, not sugar cookie. If you want to get rid of the work, I have had some readers say that they bought store bought fudge striped cookies and topped them with the caramel/coconut mixture. I haven't tried that myself but I am guessing it would be close to the girl scout version.

Thanks to all for your comments and for visiting my blog. :)

fb9fce7e-5057-11e1-b915-000f20980440 said...

Do you think you could skip the work and make them into bars? someone try it and let me know. :-)

Shannon said...

I know for a fact these can be made into bars. :) They are on my list of things to try! Thanks for visiting!

Anonymous said...

A quick version use the store bought chocolate dipped shortbread cookies a jar of caramel coconut frosting and melted chocolate chips these do not store well because the caramel does not harden but they are tasty. You could use the cookies and then make just the caramel topping homemade. that would be great too.

castaneezy said...

For someone who has never baked before, and is dying to attempt this - would it be too ambitious??

Shannon said...

No! Try it! This is a time consuming cookie, but it isn't hard. Just take your time and follow the directions carefully! Good luck!

Anonymous said...

I melted the caramel in a double boiler, added the toasted coconut and kept it on very low heat. The topping went on like a frosting. I did the same with the chocolate.

Shannon said...

I'll have to try it in my double broiler. Thanks for the tip!

Marie Keefe said...

Thanks for the recipe. I tried these a month ago! They tasted just like the GS ones! I had my dad help me. Four hands instead of two made the process a little easier. I had to keep my cookies in the refrigerator because the chocolate kept melting. Did anyone else have that problem? Any advice?

http://mariekeefe.blogspot.com/2012/02/homemade-girl-scout-samoas.html

Shannon said...

Hi Marie:
Thanks for visiting my blog! I did not have that problem, but my advice would be to try a dipping chocolate next time. Wilton or Dolci both have great brands and they don't melt as easily when handled. Good luck and I'm glad you liked them!

Anonymous said...

I've tried a similar recipie that used bars instead of cookies. It wasn't worth it. You cut the pan into squares and dip the bottom in chocolate, but the problem was that the shortbread was WAT TOO CRUMBLY to dip in the chocolate successfuly. If was too frusterating and I ended up using way more chocolate than called for. I want to do it again but I'll be rolling it out as cookies this time for sure. Don't try to skip this step, it really doesn't save time!

Shannon said...

Thanks for the heads up!

Anonymous said...

These are not for beginners!!! So difficult. Beware of burnt coconut!

Anonymous said...

How many cookies does this make?

Shannon said...

It depends what size cookies you make. Mine were about 1 1/2 inches in diameter, and it made between 3-4 dozen cookies.

Melinda Minessale said...

Do you think you could split this up and make the shortbread version ahead of time? The cookie portion should keep right?

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