Mine is definitely the classic shortbread cookie. There's something about those tasty treats that make my heart melt. A cookie that comes in a close second is the Samoas! They're a perfect blend of chocolate, coconut, and carmel. Yum yum in my tum.
While browsing Pinterest, I stumbled across a recipe for Homemade Girl Scout Cookies and knew I had to make them. I put on my apron and began measuring away. Needless to say, things got a little messy...
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After having an audience while I whipped up these bars, I realized I have more similarities to the Swedish Chef that I originally thought.
Back to the baking!
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With my two friends, Emily and Jolyn, at my side... I began this adventure. Let me just say, this was a multi-step process. Not as "quick" and "easy" as I anticipated.
With this particular recipe you have to make time to cook the cookie base (yum) and crisp your coconut. That's roughly 40 minutes after preparing the batter. Of course, I hadn't read the entire recipe before hand so I wasn't aware of this. I tell my students to read the directions all the time, you would think I would take my own advice!
After our cookie base had been blobbed with carmel and coconut, I used my trusty pizza cutter to make bars. Then, we began dipping the bars in chocolate. Emily and I both managed to burn our fingers on the piping hot chocolate. So let this be a warning to you... anything you put in the microwave GETS REALLY HOT. (In case you didn't know that already...)
The end product was delicious! I highly recommend this recipe, but if I were to do this again I would take Martha's advice and cook them her way.