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Recipes for homemade Girl Scout Cookies?

xena Mar 6, 2007 11:57 AM

The Girl Scout cookie posts made me wonder if there are good recipes out there for similar cookies.

  1. TorontoJo Mar 6, 2007 11:59 AM

    Here's a thread on making homemade thin mints: http://www.chowhound.com/topics/284106

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    1. re: TorontoJo
      xena Mar 6, 2007 06:30 PM

      Wow, they look delicious. Thanks so much for the link!

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        jillp Mar 7, 2007 03:22 PM

        I tried the recipe after reading the original post and it just didn't work for me. On a more positive note, now I have some incredibly tasty peppermint oil that I have used in a variety of things, so it wasn't a total loss.

        1. re: jillp
          junglekitte Mar 14, 2007 04:01 PM

          i agree. i finally tried the thin mint recipe recently after saving it for a long time...was definitely disappointed. but yeah, i have a nice bottle of peppermint oil for other use now ;)

          1. re: junglekitte
            Katie Nell Mar 15, 2007 05:37 AM

            That's too bad... I've been saving that recipe for a long time too! What did you guys not like about it?

            1. re: Katie Nell
              junglekitte Mar 15, 2007 09:34 AM

              it just didn't taste like a thin mint. and just wasn't worth the trouble of rolling out the dough, making the coating and dipping them. it would be worth it if it was more similar to real thin mints!
              oh and my coating siezed. not sure why... i've had plenty of experience with chocolate and this was ruined. :( maybe using oil would work better than extract? i couldn't find peppermint oil.

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        cussbucket Mar 7, 2007 03:16 PM

        Here's a recipe for the shortbread Trefoils that I've used that is remarkably similar:

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          caffeinejunkie Mar 13, 2007 12:04 PM

          Yum...I'm holding out for the homemade version of Samoas! Anybody?

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          1. re: caffeinejunkie
            HeatherFL Mar 13, 2007 12:05 PM

            Me too! I'll be waiting...LOL

            1. re: HeatherFL
              stefibles Mar 13, 2007 07:02 PM

              I haven't tried this, but here is a take on Samoas:


          2. Adrienne Mar 13, 2007 12:10 PM

            Oh, and what about a recipe for the sadly discontinued lemon coolers? Anyone?

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            1. re: Adrienne
              HeatherFL Mar 13, 2007 12:16 PM

              Well, maybe this is the Lemon Cookie recipe?

              And SUPPOSEDLY, here are two recipes for the Samoas:


              1. re: HeatherFL
                caffeinejunkie Mar 13, 2007 12:42 PM

                Wow, Heather, that was quick work! I'm going to try those out...although this could be very dangerous for my waistline.

              2. re: Adrienne
                Katie Nell Mar 14, 2007 06:08 AM

                I think this recipe is supposed to be like those lemon coolers, but the original recipe is with lime. No reason why you couldn't do it with lemon.

                Lime Meltaways

                3/4 cup unsalted butter
                1 cup powdered sugar
                grated zest of 2 limes
                2 T. lime juice
                1 T. vanilla extract
                1 3/4 cup all-purpose flour
                2 T. cornstarch
                1/4 t. salt

                Mix all ingredients but using only 1/3 cup powdered sugar; divide dough in half. Make a log 1 1/4 inch diameter, and chill for an hour. Preheat oven to 350. Slice log into 1/4 inch rounds. Bake until barely golden, about 13 minutes. Cool 8-10 minutes, then toss in remaining 2/3 cup powdered sugar.

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                Turtle177 Mar 13, 2007 12:46 PM

                If you want an easier, chewier Thin Mint recipe... I discovered Thin Mint "taste-a-likes" by accident at Christmas when I baked double chocolate chip cookies (on the back of any Nestle chocolate chips bag) but subbed the mint swirl chocolate chips for regular. Awesome!!

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                1. re: Turtle177
                  xena Mar 15, 2007 01:46 PM

                  Went to buy the mint chips and the store doesn't carry them! Suppose adding peppermint extract to the dough would work well? A teaspoon, do you think? Or would that just taste weird?

                2. HeatherFL Mar 13, 2007 06:17 PM

                  If anyone makes these, please report back! I have to go out of town, so my baking days won't be happening until next week! =)

                  1. amyzan Mar 13, 2007 09:45 PM

                    The recipe for "Not Nutter Butters" in Nancy Silverman's Sandwich Book is remarkably close to the peanut butter sandwiches called Do-si-dos or Savannahs. Her recipe is less sweet so if you like them cloying like the original, you might add more granulated sugar to the cookie recipe and more powdered sugar to the filling. They're fabulously rich.

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                      sloped Mar 14, 2007 06:24 AM

                      I cannot wait to hear reports on the samoa (aka caramel delight) replication. Please let us know how it goes!

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