a pretty cool life.: DIY Girl Scout Cookies

Thursday, March 10, 2011

DIY Girl Scout Cookies


Somehow I came across this wannabe Girl Scout Samoas recipe.

And since we live in a neighborhood without a single Girl Scout, I'm so glad I did. 

These aren't exactly quick to make, but they're easy and almost as good as the real thing.  Can't beat it.


I used an itty bitty juice glass as a cookie cutter and a pastry tip for the holes.  The cookies still turned out huge.  These are so caramel-y and rich, smaller is definitely better.



I ended up with 30 cookies and enough topping for 24.  The cookies were still yummy plain. 


I couldn't wait a second longer and resorted to the freezer for my almost finished cookies. 



Beautiful mess.


All wrapped up and ready to share. :)

16 comments:

  1. Thanks for sharing the link to this recipe, Cheryl. I love Samoas. Your pictures are beautiful as always:) And I LOVE your little juice glass... it reminds me of a set my grandmother had.

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  2. Did you know Keebler Elves make Samoas too? Called Coconut Dreams. They taste EXACTLY the same! I would like to try this version too though, thanks for posting!

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  3. Yummy! My favorite! Thanks for sharing. I've given you the Stylish Blogger Award.

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  4. thanks for the link, i saw it somewhere else and forgot to bookmark it. my girl scout cookie recipe? from ms. take a ritz cracker and dip in melted mint flavored buttons (wilton makes, they have them in colors and also mint). sometimes it can be hard to find. the joanns in vernon hills is the only place i have seen them so far. then refrigerate for a wee bit. taste exactly like thin mints!!

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  5. Yum! Those look amazing! What kind of camera do you have? It takes amazing pics!

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  6. Wowza! These look HEAVENLY! Love the pics :)

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  7. Those look so yummy! I would absolutely have to package them uptoo. I couldn't trust myself in the house with a batch full!!
    thanks for sharing~

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  8. I'm always so impressed with your photography! Beautiful job. Do you always use natural lighting, or do you use other lamps or lights? I just wrote about my lighting issues on Friday. Maybe I should just quit my teaching job and stay home so I can take photos with natural light... yep. Sounds like a plan!

    Becca
    becca-homeiswheremystorybegins.blogspot.com

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  9. Holy cow! thank you! Also, did you know that the Little Debbie brand German Chocolate cookie rings taste just like Samoas?

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  10. Yum, yum. I was lucky that my daughter is a Brownie and sold cookies, but these look amazing too. How sweet of you to wrap them up and share.

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  11. Oh and how I adore that juice jar!

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  12. yum yum! these look delicious! samoas are my 2nd fave (to the thin mint) GS cookie :-) I recently found a recipe for faux thin mints made w/ ritz crackers and they too were delicious! thanks for sharing; i may have to give these a whirl! - Sara

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  13. oh my goodness! I must make those!

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  14. Yummy! Those look wonderful. Now, if I can just find a recipe for my husband's favorites -- thin mints.

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  16. Yummy! I love that little jar... so cute!

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