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« on: June 16, 2010 03:57:09 AM »

I LOVE LOVE LOVE Girl Scout Cookies and Samoas are my favorite!  I think they are called caramel delites now though.



Anywho here is a recipe I love and wanted to share with you
Gather the ingredients:
for the cookie base:
1/2 cup sugar, 2 cups plain all purpose flour, 1/4 tsp. baking powder, 1/2 tsp. salt, 1 tsp. vanilla, 1 cup butter, token 1970's Sunbeam mixer, 1 tbsp. milk

preheat oven to 350 degrees F

Cream butter and sugar

spray cookie sheet with Pam

add flour, baking powder and salt to butter sugar mixture. Mix well, then add vanilla and milk

Gather ingredients for topping:
12 ounce caramels, 1/4 tsp. salt, 2 2/3 cup coconut, 1 tbsp. milk

batter will be firm and not sticky. Drop 1-2 tsp. onto greased cookie sheet

take a flat bottomed drinking glass, spray with Pam and press onto the cookies to flatten them. Bake at 350 for 10 minutes

melt 8 ounces chocolate almond bark (chocolate chips will work in a pinch but I like the way almond bark sets firmer)

toast coconut at 300 degrees for 15 minutes stirring every 5 minutes

melt caramels, salt and milk over double boiler til smooth

remove cookies and cool for 10 minutes

pour about 2/3 of the melted almond bark onto aluminum foil and press bottom half only of cookies onto the chocolate then lay on foil to cool

cookies are ready for topping

marry the caramel and coconut

chewy sticky caramelly goodness. Spread 1-2 tbsp of topping over each cookie and spread evenly

pour remaining almond bark into ziploc bag and cut off a tiny corner of the bag for piping. Squeeze in any pattern you like over the cookies.

Let cool completely and ENJOY! Now go make some
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« Reply #1 on: June 16, 2010 06:23:00 AM »

this knowledge is dangerous in my house! Those look delicious!  Wink
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« Reply #2 on: June 16, 2010 09:13:59 AM »

oh my goodness i can't wait to try these! samoas rock and don't last long in my house!! I'm going camping with friends this weekend and was put in charge of bringing something sweet- i think these will do the trick!!
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« Reply #3 on: June 16, 2010 12:30:34 PM »

I'll be right over with a gallon of milk Beth! Wink

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« Reply #4 on: June 22, 2010 02:09:27 PM »

OMG awsome thank you sooooo much im off to the store!!!!!!!!
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« Reply #5 on: June 25, 2010 08:30:36 PM »

OMG.....that is too dangerous... I made macaroons two weeks ago and still have some extra coconut at home. Samoas are my favorite girl scout cookies!! And yes i refuse to call them "Carmel delights"
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« Reply #6 on: June 26, 2010 02:11:10 AM »

If I can pull these off successfully I think I can die happy!  Cheesy
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« Reply #7 on: June 26, 2010 06:58:21 PM »

O. M. G. I may just have to go buy some coconut and caramels! These are my FAVORITE cookie! I still call them Samoas also.
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« Reply #8 on: June 28, 2010 10:41:32 AM »

Wonderful!  Absolutely Wonderful.  I can't wait to try out the recipe.
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« Reply #9 on: June 28, 2010 03:11:45 PM »

We don't have a variety of girl guide cookies up here in Canada so i can't wait to try these!! I have everything except the caramels. I'm really trying to eat better after baby #2 but these look way too good not to try lol thanks for the recipe!!
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