Sunday, January 11, 2009

Samoa Girl Scout Cookies

gluten free girl scout cookie samoa
This used to be my favorite time of year. Yesterday the girl scouts came by selling cookies, and my mom ordered a box of... everything.

It was a total bummer thinking about how I don't get to eat Samoas, frozen Thin Mints, and Tagalongs. I decided this year I'm not going to watch everyone else enjoy them. Time for copycat recipes.

I found the recipe here, and just substituted GF flour mix for the flour.

I recommend refrigerating the dough overnight, because these spread like crazy. Also, I got a little rolling-pin happy and rolled them too thin. Make sure they have some thickness or it won't hold up to the caramel/ coconut topping. I also forgot to dip the bottoms in chocolate. Oops.

I actually don't remember how the real things taste, but the recipe is really good.

10 comments:

dayna said...

i would be more than happy to taste compare to the real ones :-)

jill elise said...

Oh, I have been MEANING to recreate all my favorite girl scout cookies! Nice!

Lauren said...

Those look good, but here, our girl guide cookies don't come in that kind. We just have the mint cookies in the winter and the sandwich cookies in the summer (1/2 a box of vanilla and 1/2 chocolate). I like the idea of this type though =D.

TheRetroHousewife said...

Thats the best thing, you forget what wheat products taste like and then can full enjoy the gluten free ones!

Lynn Barry said...

Aren't you clever I wanted to reach into the screen and grab this yummy looking goodie. HUGS

gfcanadian said...

wow that looks so good!

Stacey said...

My husband isn't a big fan of coconut but if it is balanced right he enjoys it. I love samoas so I just might have to make these for him.

Brandon & Natalie said...

I just found your blog and love it!!! I was wondering, did you add any xanthan gum to the cookie part? What flour mix do you use?

jacobithegreat said...

Brandon/ Natalie: I wasn't able to access your profile to reply, so I hope you check back! Thank you for the compliment! I have fun with it ;o)

I mix up a slightly different mix of flours every time, and I do add xanthan gum to that mix so I don't have to add it separately to each recipe.

Here are a couple of flour mixes that I've used with success, but there are a BUNCH out there.

http://jacobithe-glutenfree.blogspot.com/search/label/flour%20mix

David said...

Its look like delicious the brownish,white or Gluten Free

yum.