Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas

Girl Scout Samoa CookiesA few weeks ago, I featured this recipe a homemade version of my FAVORITE Girl Scout cookies….Samoas! They looked so good that I just had to make them!  I mean, what’s not to love?  Chocolate?  Coconut?  Caramel?  Shortbread?  And, put it all together and you’ve got one super, duper yummy cookie!  Every year, when the neighborhood girls camp out in front of the grocery store, I have to buy a box.  And then…I hide it!  I want them all to myself!  And, I know it sounds silly, but I ration them.  I want to extend the bliss as long as possible.

It’s just a shame that you can only get them for a short time.  So, when Kristy at Casual Dish shared a link to her version of Homemade Samoas on It’s a Keeper Thursday, I just had to whip up a batch!

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If the caramel stuck to my fingers (and keyboard!) is any indication…I’d say these are a home run!  Holy cow, they are yummy!  The recipe makes a big batch — which is a VERY good thing!  So, I felt better about sharing them with my husband and son!  Of course, they loved them too!

Kristy does a great job on her blog, Casual Dish, showing you step-by-step how to make these delightful knock offs!  I highly recommend checking out her site.

Well, now that I’ve been writing about these cookies, I need to go indulge!  Enjoy!
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17 thoughts on “Homemade Girl Scout Cookies: Samoas

  1. OH YUM YUM YUM. those are my fave GS cookies and always wondered if it was only because there was a small window when we could treat ourselves…… Thanks for sharing.

  2. What a great find! Thank you for sharing now there will be one more reason for my grand kids to want to come visit LOL.
    I’m a previous GFC follower on your blog and I’m dropping by to say hi from the Meet Friends Monday blog hop. Since I was already a GFC follower I gave your recipe a shout out with a link from the Blessed Elements facebook page.
    I didn’t see a facebook button for you blog or I would have joined your page. If you have one then come give me a visit and leave me a link so I can come join up and keep up on your recipes.
    Have a great day,

  3. Following u from Monday blog hop, Hope you can return the follow, tks so much
    Hope you hve a wonderful week

  4. Stopping over the blog hop, I am a sucker for recipe blogs. (It could be because I have one myself for Pete’s sake.)

    I can eat 247 girl scout cookies in one sitting, my bad.

  5. Wow- yum, I’ll have to have a go at making them for the girls!
    And there was me thinking Samoa was just a Pacific Island!

    I am following you from the hop, please feel free to drop past our Australian blog.
    I would love to hear your thoughts on planking.


  6. Mmmm… those look incredibly yummy. I love girl scout cookies. I’m going to have to attempt to make these.

    Now following you from FMBT. Hope you’ll stop by my blog some time.

  7. New follower from Tues. Blog trail. These look amazing! Samoas are my favorite girl scout cookie too! Thanks for finding these. Will have to visit Kristy too.

    You can follow me at Considering The Fields!

  8. These are my hubby’s favorite girl scout cookie!!! I will definitely make them for him. I think these would be good to take to our family reunion too!! Thanks for posting the recipe Chris! I just love your blog!

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