Monday, January 11, 2010

Homemade Samoas

I saw on a web site that I was looking at that you can order girl scout cookies now.
Then I remembered this recipe...and thought...
hey, I'm not waiting for the cookies!
These are really good and they actually DO taste like the Samoas cookies!
Give it a try if you can't wait either...
Besides, am I the only one that doesn't understand why we have to order them now
and not get them for 5 more months?
Homemade Samoas
3 cups shredded coconut
14 oz bag caramels
1/4 tsp. salt
3 tbsp. milk
1/2 cup sugar
3/4 cup butter, softened
1 egg
1/2 tsp. vanilla
2 cups flour
1/4 tsp. salt
Preheat oven to 350*
The topping.
The cookie crust.
Combine sugar and butter and beat until fluffy.
Beat in the egg and vanilla.
Gradually add the flour and salt.
Pour onto greased 9x13 pan.
Press dough into pan and bake for 20-25 minutes,
until light brown.
Cool completely.
Lower oven temperature to 300*.

Spread coconut onto a jelly roll pan, that is lined with parchment paper.
(You have FINALLY bought some, right?)
Bake for 20 minutes, stirring every 5 or so,
until coconut is a golden brown.
It WILL be delicious, so please, make sure you don't eat it all.

In a large bowl, combine the milk and salt and the
unwraped (Kim) caramels.
Cook on half power for 1-2 minutes, stirring occasionally,
until caramels are melted and combined with milk/salt.
Once melted, add the toasted coconut.
Spread coconut/caramel goodness over the crust.
You will probably have to make little dollops all over your crust
and then spread it....possibly even using your hands.
The caramel gets stiff after it cools...

Once this has cooled, cut your pieces, whatever size you would like.
Take those pieces and spread them out on a seperate pan...
perhaps a jelly roll pan....lined with parchment paper.
Melt some chocolate chips and pipe the melted chocolate into a baggie.
Snip the edge of the baggie and drizzle the melted chocolate across the cookies.

I'm not exactally sure, but, you may want to just make this instead of ordering your cookies.
I think you may get double the cookies making them homemade for the price of one box..
that has 18 cookies in it...
HMMM..I wonder if the internet has a recipe for thin mints?
I'll let you know!


  1. These look fantastic! I hope that I am one of your official tasters for them. Please!!

  2. Just missed the girl scout cookie drive...I will have to include this recipe with my thin mints~

  3. By the way, here's my recipe for thin mints:

  4. Thanks for the link...I'll have to check it out...maybe even make some. I was still looking for a good one!

  5. Oh I am definitely going to try these! Although, I'm a caramel snob and have to make it from scratch, but I'm sure it will work. Thanks!

  6. I tried these and they were tasty. I wasn't completely satisfied with the crust. I think I might cut out some of the flour next time. Making your own caramel is a great idea.

    I like the new look of the blog.

  7. I have made these twice now and they are a very good adult treat. The kids seem to like the Oh'Henry & Graham Smores better.


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