Homemade Samoas Cookies

 
Samoas Girl Scout cookies have always been my favorite. I only bought one box this year and they are already gone. So over the weekend I decided to make my own Samoas cookies. The apartment smelled like caramel all weekend.
Homemade Samoas Cookies
Toasted Coconut
1 bag sweetened coconut, toasted
 • place coconut on a baking sheet and bake at 325degrees until golden brown, about 10 minutes. Be sure to stir the coconut half way through. 
     
Scottish Shortbread Cookies
1/2 cup powdered sugar
1 cup butter
1 tablespoons vanilla
2 cups flour
• Place butter and powdered sugar in a bowl and beat until it is light and creamy. Add vanilla and beat until well combined. Add flour and beat until combined. Place dough in the refrigerator for at least 20 minutes or overnight.
• Place dough on a lightly floured surface and roll out to about 1/8 of an inch in thickness. Using a round cookie cutter stamp out your cookies. You can even stamp out the centers if you wish. Place your cookies on a parchment lined baking sheet.
• Bake 10-12 minutes and cool on a wire rack.

Great Grandma's Homemade Caramel 
4 tablespoons salted butter, more for greasing your pan
1.5 cups heavy cream
2 cups sugar
1/2 cups corn syrup
pinch of salt
1.5 teaspoonsvanilla extract

• Grease a 9 inch square glass baking pan with butter.
• Combine all ingredients except vanilla in a LARGE saucepan over medium low heat. Cook, stirring constantly, until sugar dissolves.
• Continue to mix until the candy thermometer reads 235 degrees.
• When it reaches 235 degrees stir in the vanilla and pour into prepared pan.

Assembly
• Spread some caramel on the tops of each of your cookies. This helps the caramel coconut mixture adhere quickly to the cookie.
• Mix the rest of your caramel as well as your coconut together. Spread this onto each of your cookies.
• Let cool for 30 minutes, before you dip the bottoms in chocolate (I didn't do this because I do not like chocolate) and strip the top.

Shortcuts
•Instead of making your own shortbread cookies, buy your favorite shortbread cookies such a Lorna Doones.
• Instead of making your own caramel buy caramel apple dip.

45 comments :

  1. Sounds/looks delicious--your such a great baker, everything always looks amazing!

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  2. These look delish! I'll more than likely be buying the caramel apple dip.....making candy scares me!

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  3. I love Samoas, too. Looks delicious!

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  4. Looks great. I loved the ones i posted so much last week that I had to make them again this past weekend!

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  5. YUM!!!!!! They look pretty too!!!!! =)

    xoXOxo
    Jenn @ Peas & Crayons

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  6. Oooh, these sound and look so delicious!

    xoxo ~ Courtney
    http://sartorialsidelines.blogspot.com

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  7. Yummy, yummy, yummy...I love those cookies. I will have to give this a try.

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  8. yummmm... these look delicious!!! I might try to vegan-ize them!

    XOXO

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  9. How cool putting all of those recipes together...now if you could only come up with the girl scout peanut butter sandwich cookies...

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  10. living in Canada, I have never had a girl scout cookie, but these look really GOOD.

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  11. What a fabulous treat! I wouldn't be trusted around these.

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  12. Oh wow..these look excellent! Those are my favorite girl scout cookies! I really should give these a try! Thanks!

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  13. Ohhhh, don't tempt me with Girl Scout cookies! They are my favoriteeeee! <33

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  14. I want to try my hand at these! I've been seeing so many GS cookie recipes popping up! Yours look fantastic

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  15. Ohhhhh... now these look GOOOD!!!

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  16. These look really easy to make! This might be dangerous! Ha!

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  17. I LOVE Samoas, and have already eaten the only box my parents gave me this year! I'm so excited to make my own--these look incredible! Thanks for sharing!

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  18. Samoas are my favorite girls scout cookies too. I try not to buy any boxes at all. The homemade version sounds delicious.

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  19. these look so yummy - i might have to make some!

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  20. I love Samoas. They are one of the best kinds of cookies!

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  21. Ohhhh my goshhh!
    I wish I knew how to bake like you! These looks uhhhh-mazing ♥

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  22. One of my fave of the Girl Scout cookies too... gonna print this one! Seems easy enough too. xo

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  23. Oh goodness! These are mouth-watering!

    www.thegirlieblog.com

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  24. So funny how we both had samoas on the brain! These look delicious. I wish I could sink my teeth into one right now!

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  25. Holy moly. Looks DIVINE. I'll make them ... after Easter! I gave up chocolate for Lent.

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  26. Wow! all my favorite ingredients! Yummo!

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  27. Oh my gosh - this is like nothing I've seen before! Delish!

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  28. Samoas rock my world, I must try this recipe!

    Chic on the Cheap

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  29. Those look sweet and sugary. Hope you enjoyed them;-)

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  30. That sounds like a great idea. Samoas are my second-favorite Girl Scout cookie. Now to find the time to bake...

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  31. How delicious do those look???

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  32. Those look SO good! I'm impressed!

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  33. YUM!!! i love samoas, so i'll have to try this!

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  34. i think i just died and went to food heaven!

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  35. Those look so delicious! My brother's favorite girl scout cookies are samoas--I may be mailing him some of these for his birthday next year :)

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