The biggest problem with my favorite Girl Scout Cookies, Samoas (or newly named Caramel deLites, for whatever reason), is that there simply aren’t enough in the box. You eat them, and when you go and try to buy more, Girls Scout Cookie Time is over. Of course, it’s probably an act of kindness, on the part of the Girl Scouts, that there aren’t too many in one box. Surely any cookie dipped in thick caramel and then drizzled in chocolate can’t be great for anyone, especially when eaten by the dozen.
But that doesn’t stop me from loving them—or wanting to eat dozens of them, for that matter.
Here is a recipe for homemade Samoas that are easy to make—maybe a little time consuming—but absolutely worth it. And these will make enough that you won’t run out quickly. You may even want to share some.
Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas
2 sticks (1 cup) unsalted butter at room temperature
1 cup superfine sugar (or granulated)
1 large egg
1/2 teaspoon pure vanilla extract
1 teaspoon kosher salt
3 cups unbleached, all-purpose flour
Dipping Caramel (recipe follows)
1 cup unsweetened shredded coconut (available at health food stores)
12 ounces of chocolate chips