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« on: November 12, 2008 12:20:04 PM »

A couple of months ago, I got on a Girl Scout cookie kick.  The sad thing was, I didn't know of anyone still selling cookies at the time. So,  I figured I'd make my own... how hard could it be?

The first batch I made were these, a knockoff of the Samoas/Carmel DeLights.  Shortbread base, homemade caramel, toasted coconut, and melted semi-sweet chocolate.

I made most of them with a 1 1/2" round cutter.  But then I thought... I've got these 4" fluted tartlet pans... they'd make great cookie cutters.

The cookies turned out great.  Word to the wise: a 4" homemade Samoa is probably more calories than you'll want to eat in a day. 

I made some 'thin mints' and 'tagalongs' too, but they weren't nearly as photogenic. Smiley

Oh, that's a half-sheet pan... so you can get an idea how big they were.
« Reply #1 on: November 12, 2008 12:34:20 PM »

Mmmmm.  Samoas.  Do you have a recipe?
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« Reply #2 on: November 12, 2008 01:00:53 PM »

Did you really have to teach me how to make those?!?!?! 

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They look delish!

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« Reply #3 on: November 12, 2008 01:31:55 PM »

Those look...incredible. i can never remember when cookie season is (though I used to be a g.s.). I would eat that entire pan.

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« Reply #4 on: November 12, 2008 01:38:42 PM »

yummy.  can you give us recipes?

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« Reply #5 on: November 12, 2008 02:50:23 PM »

Ohhh a 4" Samoa! I'm in cookie heaven!

I'd love a recipe!

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« Reply #6 on: November 12, 2008 03:21:01 PM »

Man oh man, my mouth is watering just looking at that 4" piece of heaven. Did you use the recipe that craft magazine had on their blog? I think it was them...either way I've been wanting to try it out for a while.

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« Reply #7 on: November 12, 2008 03:50:49 PM »

I've been wanting to try and make Carmel delights (Samoas) for awhile now. I have made a recipe for thin mints and it turned out pretty good. I have a second one that I would like to try as well.

I had to look up tagalongs because I wasn't sure what they were! Wikipedia always knows.....  Smiley

« Reply #8 on: November 12, 2008 04:37:01 PM »

I just used a basic shortbread recipe and rolled it to about 3/8" (thick enough to stay together, but not too thick).
I used homemade caramel  (I'll dig the recipe out later), but one could also melt store-bought caramels with some butter or cream until it's thin enough to spread.
« Reply #9 on: November 12, 2008 06:14:16 PM »

Girl Scout cookie season is roughly Feb-April, with the first few weeks of that being pretty much just order-taking before the truck comes in.

They have a nut sale in the fall with yummy chocolate toffee almonds, too =D  Just nobody really knows about that because it gets so overshadowed by the cookies.

(Going on 15 years as a GS... I'd better know this kind of stuff lol)

So if you need cookies now, this is the time of year where you gotta make your own... or go digging through the back of my momma's freezer  Wink  I pretty much don't eat GS cookies anymore though... I've gotten tired of them over the years!  My house was the one everyone else picked their cookies up from, so we had thousands of boxes of cookies in our garage every spring and we basically just grazed on them for weeks.
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