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It’s Still Girl Scout Cookie Time

February 4, 2011

Yesterday I posted a recipe for some Girl Scout Cookies.  The shortbread ones actually.  They are the base for these favorites.  We love somoas.  They are our favorite Girl Scout cookie.  The chewy caramel, the hint of coconut, the chocolate, they all come together perfectly.

These cookies have a few steps, but they are worth it.  Trust me.  I’m planning on making them again, but as a bar cookie.  That way I’ll get the same great taste without the mess. 

These are so good and addictive.  I made them on Monday and there are less than dozen left.  Pretty impressive if you consider we spent all of Wednesday digging out or playing in the snow.  Yesterday was another snow day, but it was below zero outside.  A great day to stay inside and keep warm.  Cookies are perfect for that!

Somoas

  • 24-30 Trefoils
  • 6 T Butter
  • 1/2 C Sugar
  • 1/2 C Light Corn Syrup
  • 1/2 C Sweetened Condensed Milk
  • 1/2 t Vanilla
  • 1 C Toasted Coconut
  • 1 C Chocolate Chips

Place coconut on cookie sheet and place in a 300 degree oven.  Toast for 20 minutes or until light brown, tossing every 5 minutes.

In a 2 quart saucepan, combine butter, sugar and corn syrup over medium heat.  Boil 3 minutes, stirring constantly.  Slowly pour in sweetened condensed milk, stirring constantly.  Continue cooking over low heat until mixture reaches 220-228 degrees.  Remove from the heat and stir in vanilla.  Beat until creamy.  Stir in coconut and mix well.  Take cooled cookies and gently dip them completely in the caramel mixture.  Place the cookie on a parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Freeze until set, about 5 minutes. 

Melt the chocolate in a microwave safe bowl in 30 second intervals until fully melted.  Place the caramel coated cookies in the chocolate, place them back on the parchment paper lined cookie sheet.  Use the remaining chocolate to drizzle on top of the cookies.

I actually just drizzled the chocolate on top of the cookie, and they were just fine.

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2 comments

  1. Great POST. Everything you described about Somoas is true. My sister works for the Girls Scouts so that’s how I got introduced to them. I like to put some in the ice box and get real cold, yummy. After I make a batch or two, I’ll report back and tell you if these are as good as the GS cookies.___rick


    • Rick-
      I hope you enjoy them.
      Karen



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