Girl Scout Cookie Copycat Recipes

Girl Scout Cookie Copycat Recipes

Over the years there’s been many parents and girl scouts that have seen the rise in price of boxes of Girl Scout cookies, but as we’ve seen the rise in the price we’ve also seen the decrease in the size of the Girl Scout cookies as well. We know it’s a business, but it’s becoming less fun for Girl Scouts to sell their cookies when you have people that notice it too and complain about it. It’s actually caused a decrease in the total amount of boxes being sold.

Because of the above reason I wanted to compile a list of Girl Scout cookie copycat recipes that I think everyone is capable of making and can enjoy with their Girl Scout.

Girl Scout Cookie Copycat Recipes – Samoas

girl scout copycat samoas recipeIngredients

For the cookies:
1 cup unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup sugar
2 cups flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
2 Tablespoons milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla

For the coconut topping:
3 cups shredded coconut
15 oz. caramels
3 Tablespoons milk
1/4 teaspoon salt
8 oz. dark chocolate

Directions

Cookies:

  1. Cream together butter and sugar until light and fluffy
  2. In a separate bowl, mix together flour, baking powder and salt
  3. Add flour mixture in increments of three to the butter mixture until it’s all combined
  4. Add milk and vanilla and blend until dough begins to come together
  5. Divide the dough in half and wrap each in plastic wrap, refrigerate for 1 hour
  6. Preheat oven to 350 degrees
  7. Roll the dough 1/8-inch thick
  8. Cut out as many cookies as possible with a doughnut-shaped cutter (or 2 cookie cutters), place them on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  9. Bake the cookies for 10-12 minutes, rotate the baking sheet half way through, until the cookies are a pale golden brown, transfer to wire rack to cool

Coconut topping:

  1. Spread coconut flakes onto a baking sheet lined with parchment paper and bake for 10 minutes at 350 degrees, stir frequently to ensure coconut does not burn
  2. Melt caramels, milk and salt in a medium saucepan, stir until caramels are fully melted
  3. Combine 3/4 of the caramel with the toasted coconut flakes in a large bowl
  4. Spread the remaining caramel on top of the cool cookies then press on a portion of the coconut mixture (if the caramel-coconut mixture gets too hard, place it back on the stove-top until it’s spreadable again)
  5. Let the cookies cool for 30 minutes
  6. Melt the dark chocolate in the microwave
  7. Dip the bottoms of the cookies in the chocolate and place them on wax paper
  8. Use a fork to drizzle the tops with chocolate
  9. Let cookies cool until the chocolate hardens fully

Girl Scout Cookie Copycat Recipes – Thin Mints

IngredientsGirl Scout cookie think mint recipe

For the cookies:
2 1/4 cup flour
1/4 cup cornstarch
6 Tablespoons unsweetened cocoa powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1 cup sugar
1/2 cup butter, softened
1/3 cup milk
1/2 teaspoon vanilla
3/4 teaspoon peppermint extract

For the coating:
10 oz. dark or semi-sweet chocolate
1/2 cup butter, softened

Directions

Cookies:

  1. Cream together butter and sugar
  2. In a separate bowl mix together the flour, cornstarch, cocoa powder and salt
  3. Add the milk, vanilla and peppermint extract to the butter mixture
  4. Slowly add in the flour mixture until well combined
  5. Shape dough into two 1 1/2 inch diameter logs, wrap in plastic wrap and freeze for 1-2 hours, until dough is firm
  6. Preheat oven to 375 degrees
  7. Slice dough into 1/4-inch thick slices and place on a baking sheet lined with parchment paper
  8. Bake for 13-15 minutes, place cookies on a wire rack to cool completely

Dark Chocolate Coating:

  1. Microwave chocolate and butter until melted and smooth
  2. Dip each cookie in the melted chocolate, turn with a fork to coat, then transfer a piece of wax paper (reheat chocolate as needed to keep it smooth)
  3. Let cookies set for at least 30 minutes, or until chocolate is cool and firm

According to Huffington Post, these are the most popular cookies among almost every state! I hope these Girl Scout cookie copycat recipes will help you fill the void of craving Girl Scout cookies year round and keep a little more change in your pocket. I’m not saying the money that’s given to the Girl Scouts is a waste, but paying that much money for a box of cookies is it really worth it when you can make them at home?

Share with me your thoughts about the issue and if you’ve tried to make your own Girl Scout cookie copycat recipes. I’d love to hear from you!

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