Girl Scout Samoa cookies are a beloved treat that have become a classic favorite among cookie enthusiasts everywhere. These delicious cookies are made with a buttery shortbread base, covered in a layer of rich, chewy caramel, and topped with a sprinkle of toasted coconut flakes and a drizzle of chocolate. The combination of flavors and textures is simply irresistible, with the crisp cookie base giving way to a gooey, sweet center and a satisfying crunch from the coconut flakes.
What’s more, the cookies are made with quality ingredients and are only available for a limited time each year, making them a highly anticipated treat. It’s no wonder that people look forward to indulging in these tasty treats each year and why they have become a beloved symbol of the Girl Scouts organization. If it’s not Girl Scout Cookie season, here’s a recipe to make these delicious cookies on your own at home!
What You Need:
1 cup (2 sticks) unsalted butter, softened
1/2 cup granulated sugar
2 cups all-purpose flour
1/4 teaspoon baking powder
1/2 teaspoon salt
1/2 cup sweetened shredded coconut
12 ounces chewy caramels, unwrapped
3 tablespoons heavy cream
1/4 teaspoon vanilla extract
8 ounces semisweet chocolate chips
What To Do:
Preheat the oven to 350°F (175°C). Line a baking sheet with parchment paper.
In a large bowl, beat the butter and sugar together until light and fluffy. In a separate bowl, whisk together the flour, baking powder, and salt. Gradually add the dry ingredients to the butter mixture, mixing until just combined. Stir in the shredded coconut.
Using your hands, form the dough into small balls and place them on the prepared baking sheet. Bake for 12-15 minutes or until lightly golden. Let cool completely.
In a medium saucepan, melt the caramels and heavy cream together over low heat, stirring constantly. Remove the caramel mixture from heat and stir in the vanilla extract.
Using a spoon, drizzle the caramel mixture over the cooled cookies. Melt the chocolate chips in a microwave-safe bowl, stirring every 15 seconds until smooth. Dip the bottom of each cookie into the melted chocolate and place on a piece of parchment paper.
Drizzle any remaining chocolate over the tops of the cookies. Let the chocolate set at room temperature or in the refrigerator for about 15 minutes. Serve and enjoy your homemade Samoa Cookies!
These cookies are sure to be a hit with anyone who loves the classic combination of chocolate, coconut, and caramel.