Tuesday, June 9, 2015

Copy Cat Recipe {Girl Scout Caramel DeLites}

Now that the Girl Scout cookies you bought a couple months ago are probably long gone, these cookies can help tide you over until the next cookie selling season begins.

I will warn you, these are pretty labor intensive, but they are delicious and taste pretty much like the real deal.

What You'll Need:
-1 cup butter melted
-1/2 cup sugar
-1/2 tsp vanilla
-2 tbsp milk (plus more if dough is too dry)
-2 cups flour
-1/4 tsp baking powder
-1/2 tsp salt
-wax paper
-circle cookie cutter
-1 bag milk chocolate chips
-3 cups shredded sweetened coconut (make sure to get the sweetened kind)
-12 oz caramel
-3 tbsp milk or cream

Begin by combining butter, sugar, vanilla, and 2 tbsp milk. In a smaller bowl, mix flour, salt, and baking powder. Combine flour into the wet mixture. If the dough is dry, add more milk one tbsp at a time.

Roll dough to 1/4 in thick and cut out circles. I couldn't find my circle cutter for the life of me so I rolled the dough into circles and then flattened with my hand.

You'll need a very small circle cutter for the center or you can use a knife or whatever else you have in your kitchen that would work. I used this frosting tip.

Cut out the small center circle then bake 350 degrees until crispy.

Once baked, remove them from the oven and let them cool. While the cookies are cooling, melt 1 bag of milk chocolate chips. I started by dipping the entire cookie into the chocolate, but after a few decided to only dip the tops and you couldn't tell the difference in the taste at the end.

Once the cookies are dipped, melt 12 oz of caramel and 3 tbsp of milk or cream. Stir until creamy.

Next, place 3 cups of your sweetened coconut on a baking try lined with foil and bake at 300 degrees until golden brown. Mine took about 15 minutes, but just keep an eye on it. Once coconut is browned, combine it and the caramel together until mixed well.

Top your cookies with the caramel coconut mixture and drizzle the remaining melted chocolate over the top. 

Place in the refrigerator for 30 minutes to set and enjoy!!!

Linking up with SusanAlesha, & Kate.
3 comments on "Copy Cat Recipe {Girl Scout Caramel DeLites}"
  1. OH MY GOODNESS, these are my FAVORITE!! I am so excited to see this shared with us at Delicious Dish Tuesday, and cannot WAIT to try them!! I'm featuring this as my favorite for this week's DDT. Please feel free to stop by and grab the "Featured Favorite" button, and please share another amazing recipe like this one!! <3

  2. these look even better than the original - but capture their delightfulness - oh boy this is too good to be true I want to make these!!!